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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR vs Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D ED

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR vs Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D EDto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR Top Features

  • 70-200mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 1470g.
  • Diameter: 87mm
  • Length: 215mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.5m
  • Max Magnification:0.16x

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR

Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED Top Features

  • 80-200mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 1300g.
  • Diameter: 87mm
  • Length: 187mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.5m
  • Max Magnification:0.17x

Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D ED

Our Winner: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR over Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D ED

Focal Length – Wide 70mm vs 80mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Optical Zoom 2.90x vs 2.50x
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Pros Of Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D ED over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Weight 1300g vs 1470g
Length 187mm vs 215mm
Max Magnification 0.17x vs 0.16x

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR vs Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED Specs Table

General Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED
Brand Nikon Nikon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
Price CHECK PRICE CHECK PRICE
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX) Nikon F (FX)
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 70-200mm 80-200mm
Image Stabilization Yes No
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 2.9X 2.5X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 21 16
Optical Groups 15 11
Special Elements 5 ED elements 3 ED glass elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 1.5m 1.5m
Max Magnification 0.16X 0.17X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Screw drive from camera
Full Time Manual Yes No
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale No No
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 1470g 1300g
Diameter 87mm 87mm
Length 215mm 187mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount metal barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Yes No
Filter Thread 77mm 77mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied Yes No
Hood Code HB-29 Unknown
Tripod Collar Yes Yes
Optional Accessories Hood HB-7
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