Without Tripod Collar ??? NIKON AF- 80-200 F2.8 MACRO ED (77)

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Pat, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Pat

    Pat Guest

    Hello Everybody,

    I am interested to get the used Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lens and the version
    without tripod mount is cheaper.

    I understand that Nikon 80-200 f2.8 is can be more useful using
    tripod. I would greatly apprecite your comments on the follwoing

    1) If I get the lens without the tripod mount, is there any work
    around/ third party accessory that will help to put the lens on the

    2) How often do you use the tripod while using this lens?

    3) How the does this lens (80-200 f2.8) compare with the old Nikon
    70-210mm f/4 AF lens?

    Pat, Feb 13, 2004
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  2. Pat

    Dallas Guest

    Pat said:
    There are, but I forget what the names of them are. Try www.nikonlinks.com
    for links to the right things.
    Depends of what type of photography you are doing and also what situation
    you find yourself in. For instance, if you are doing a portrait shoot with
    lots of models or perhaps a long shoot with one model, holding the lens
    may fatigue your forearm. OTOH, if you are just walking about getting grab
    shots, you probably won't want to be lugging a tripod around.

    I had the two ring version of this lens. It's a beauty, but unless you are
    working in a very demanding environment it may be superfluous to your
    Check out www.kenrockwell.com for more on that.
    Dallas, Feb 14, 2004
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  3. Pat

    ericm1600 Guest

    Kirk Enterprises used to sell one, but they were expensive. If you want a
    tripod collar, you'd be better off buying a newer version that includes one.
    Quite often. While a tripod mount on the lens would be nice, it is not
    necessary if you use a quality head.

    I'd often use a tripod with the head somewhat moveable so that I was in
    essence hand holding but with extra support. I found that setup helped for
    sports or other quick action.
    ericm1600, Feb 14, 2004
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