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80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« on: May 19, 2023, 12:19:00 »
can anybody please help me confirm that it works with a Z camera? :o :o :o

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2023, 12:39:09 »
Why shouldn't it work, as long as there is an F bayonet on the lens? Screwdriver-type AF won't work, but that is a common occurrence for Nikon models whether F- or Z-mount for many years. Metering and everything else will function. All AF-S lenses appear to focus normally via the FTZ/FTZ2 adapters as well.

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2023, 13:21:37 »
i may have forgotten if that worked or not :o :o :o

such a lovely lens, with a cursed motor

it has been years since i dismantled it ::)

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2023, 07:41:23 »
The AF-S  is  a great lens and works fine and fast on all the Z-camera's with the FTZ adapter

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2023, 13:48:27 »
thanks! i will look for one :o :o :o

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2023, 07:16:15 »
not sure if this is the right place to ask. i would like to borrow an 80-200/2.8S and a 80-200/2.8D (2 ring) for my reviews. :o :o :o
if anyone in Canada has them i will appreciate it a lot. i have sold mine when i left Japan, i forgot to take sample photos ::)

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2023, 07:17:07 »
i am also willing to buy, so long as the price is right :o :o :o
i am being killed by the taxes here so the cheaper, the better ::)

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2023, 18:51:47 »
i would like to borrow an 80-200/2.8S and a 80-200/2.8D (2 ring) for my reviews. :o :o :o
if anyone in Canada has them i will appreciate it a lot.

I’m sorry but I have neither.

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2023, 14:17:24 »
I do have the D (two ring version) but i´m in Spain, so It may take some money to let it get to you. I really like the lens and it works for infrared as well

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2023, 14:23:43 »
It's wonderful! Great focus in all aspects, plenty sharp and with Ok to great Back ground bokeh.
The 80-200 AF-S f/2.8 is a big heavy lens so quite stable on a large DSLR like a D850 with grip, in other words it's not so nice handling on a Z6 or Z7
There the f/4 version of the 70-200 AF-S would be better.
I really like the 80-200 AF-S f/2.8!
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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2023, 05:36:18 »
i just bought another one again (AFS), it was NOT cheap, i hope it doesnt have the motor problem ::)

oh, boy.. the things that i would do for the blog... :o :o :o

if anyone has the 2-ring AFD version that they want to lend me, I am still open.

PS: can anyone please teach me or help me monetize my blog? been earning peanuts from the ad views

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2023, 09:01:07 »
If you reviews or repairs of current lenses, you could get sponsorship from one of the big retailers like B&H or Adorama - you would get a small commission if someone buys a lens from them after clicking through from your site. I considered it for my site but in the end decided I wanted to keep it free from commercial interests. I suppose you don't have enough time to do paid lens repairs for it to be worthwhile?

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2023, 03:18:48 »
The lens arrived :o :o :o

i did notice a fault that i have never seen before when using with the Z6...when you activate the focus lock it does not go back unless you turn the power off ::)

i forgot if that worked on my 1st copy but i dont recall anything like that happening...

@Roland, that is another option but apparently not a lot of people actually click and buy from the links unless i get as much traffic as nikon rumors :(

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2023, 05:36:54 »
Have you looked at Patreon? I heard of them only, no experience with them...

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Re: 80-200/2.8S on Z cameras
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2023, 07:56:53 »
i did notice a fault that i have never seen before when using with the Z6...when you activate the focus lock it does not go back unless you turn the power off ::)
I noticed the same 'error'.  Be careful to use the focus lock on the Z6.

Same as Erik, I love the AF-S.  It's  a super lens.