differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Slightly lighter 1 kg vs 1.3 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Slightly cheaper $815.89 vs $1,221.95
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The best price we've seen is $406 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Slightly shorter 168 mm vs 188 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 82 mm vs 86 mm
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Almost the same
Slightly more zoom 2.9x vs 2.5x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 70 mm vs 80 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F Learn more about
the Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

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

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)
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the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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
Length Quite long Help
AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F168 mm
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED188 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F70 mm
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED80 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F2.9x
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED2.5x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
200 mm

competitors

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

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