Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D

9.12.2008 - Equipment

Our Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D came in today! This is the second of our fast glass lenses. We got the 50mm f/1.4 a little while back and it makes a great portrait lens. I wish we could actually use the full field of view from the lens but our Nikon D300 with it’s DX sensor is limiting.

But, back to the 80-200. It’s a nice big and heavy lens. Definitely alot more sturdy then the other lenses we have. This is where our DX sensor comes in handy making it effectively a 120-300mm lens. I shot a few test shots when I got home from work with the dogs in the backyard. I definitely like the depth-of-field provided by the f/2.8. Bokeh looks nice and blows the background way out to focus the viewer towards the subject of the photo. With football season starting up, I look forward to shooting from the sidelines.