Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor Lens Reviews, Samples and References

First published on: Monday, 9 June 2008

The Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 lens has long been superseded by the Nikon 70-200mm VR.

But if you manage to get hold of one in mint condition, I think you’d be pleased with its performance, especially considering the price you’d pay for it compared with the much more expensive 70-200mm VR.

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras


Review by Ken Rockwell

Ken’s Nikkor 80-200mm review is very easy to digest, and very comprehensive.

He’s written a handy list of variants of the 80-200mm lens from the earliest unit in 1982 all they way to the AF-S version produced in 1999 — 2004.

Sample photos

Baseball photos with a Nikon D80 plus Nikkor 80-200mm lens

Baseball photos with a Nikon D80 plus Nikkor 80-200mm lens by Fred-2.jpg

Fred did a great job capturing this sequence of baseball images. See a larger version in this forum post on


The official page for the 80-200mm lens is here, on

This lens is no longer in production. At the time of writing, only the AF-D version can be found; there are no AF-S versions for sale.

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