Need a quick response! Am I getting a good deal?

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  1. Restomage

    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just got offered a really good condition 80-200mm AF-S lens shipped for $1000. Before I bite the bullet and drop a G on this thing I just wanted to see if I'm getting a good deal or not. Orginally I wanted to get the 70-200mm VR but unfortunately it's just not in my budget. Anyway, I'd appreciate a quick response. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, a grand is a good price for sample...the going rate is more like $1,200 or $1,300 for an 80-200 AF-S.

    Of course, make sure it is AF-S and says Autofocus Silent Wave on the lens--I have seen a lot of listing for these, asking $1,100 for AF-D models.
     
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    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the info. Yea it's definitely the AF-S.
     
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    Interesting. I didn't know Nikon made an AF-S 80-200 mm f/2.8G. Learn something new every day.

    Funny, Nikon doesn't list an AF-S 80-200 mm f/2.8G on their web site.

    Only the AF 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED. (new, $1100).

    There is the AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED, and they have the new VRII version of the same 70-200 ($2400, OUCH).
     
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    The AF-S was only out for a couple years. The D however continued to be made. I also thought there was no such thing as an AF-S 80-200. But after some research I found it came out right after I bought my AF-D version. And it was only available for like 6 years or something like that. Most that I talked too, said they dropped the AF-S version because of the 70-200 AF-S.

    Was available from Dec 98 to 2003.
     
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    .....He was talking about "spending a G" on the lens. The "G" in a lens designation refers to the removal of the aperture ring, which I'm pretty sure Nikon didn't do on any of their 80-200's (that I'm aware of).



    Here is a review of the 70-200mm by Thom Hogan, but at the beginning of the article, he lists all the iterations of the 80-200mm lenses.

    70-200mm AF-S VR Lens Review by Thom Hogan


    And a $1000 is not a bad price for that lens. You aren't getting a killer deal, but you aren't getting killed, either.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Another candidate for my glass collection. Thanks for the info. :thumbup:
     

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