differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Reasons to consider the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Significantly shorter 79 mm vs 188 mm
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2.4x shorter
Lighter 255 g vs 1.3 kg
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5.1x lighter
Smaller diameter 69 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
More zoom 3.6x vs 2.5x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 55 mm vs 80 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED80 mm
55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX55 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
200 mm

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Competitors

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Telephoto lens

$816

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$477

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,146

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$182 - $217

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Travel lens

$399

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Larger diameter
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

$125

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Length Longer

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