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Old March 25th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Which tele zoom??

I now have a Sigma 18-50 f2.8 and a Tokina 28-70 f2.8 along side with some old Nikkor primes for my F3.

The last lens i really need now is a tele zoom.

I've been considering the Nikon 80-200 ED f2.8 but I am afraid that 200 mm won't cut it. Are there any alternatives that still have top quality glass and are resonably fast?

Also - is it absolutely necessary for me to get a lens support for my rods if I get the Nikon 80-200 or will the MTF-adapter be able to handle the weight on it's own? If so - any advice on alternatives to the expensive Zacuto Lens support?

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Old March 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Re: Which tele zoom??

80-200 is great lens. I've always been happy at 200mm but that was on a 35mm adapter. Will test with the F3 in the next few days. Re weight. It seems OK but its probably safer with some relief.

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Old March 26th, 2011, 04:50 AM   #3
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Re: Which tele zoom??

I've got a Sigma 70-300 F4 APO. Not as fast as the Nikon, but a nice lens otherwise.
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80-200 is great lens. I've always been happy at 200mm but that was on a 35mm adapter. Will test with the F3 in the next few days. Re weight. It seems OK but its probably safer with some relief.

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Have you got a two-ring or a push-pull Lenny? Do you notice any sideways image shift when pulling focus with the 80-200?
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Old March 26th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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Re: Which tele zoom??

Allister - is it the dirt cheap f4-5,6 Sigma you mean. How is the optical quality? is it really good enough?
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Old March 26th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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Re: Which tele zoom??

Had a push pull at one time and optically it was great and cheaper. Actually it worked well but pulling focus got me nervous as I was always afraid I would affect the zoom. I'll check for sideways motion. Never have noticed it in the past.
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