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Hey all!
I'm a newcomer to the forums and a radio documentarian that's been expanding my storytelling to video over the last 5 years.

I've been seeing a few Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8's (specifically the AF edition) going used within the $500-$600 range and was wondering whether it might make sense to pick one of these up as the closest comparable lens in the Canon lineup price-wise is the non-IS 70-200 f/4 (??).

Acknowledging the tradeoff of losing A/F and 10mm of focal range (70 vs 80) while gaining an extra stop (f/2.8 vs f/4), do the Nikkor/Nikons become a good option in that price range?

This would be for video exclusively.

Appreciate any critical assessments that can be offered!

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Re: $500 Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 on a Canon body (pros/cons/worth it?)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 12:10:27 PM »
Sigma & Tamron makes a 70-200 f/2.8, for the same price used, both of them should be better than Nikon version.
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Re: $500 Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 on a Canon body (pros/cons/worth it?)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 12:41:01 PM »
Hey all!
I'm a newcomer to the forums and a radio documentarian that's been expanding my storytelling to video over the last 5 years.

I've been seeing a few Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8's (specifically the AF edition) going used within the $500-$600 range and was wondering whether it might make sense to pick one of these up as the closest comparable lens in the Canon lineup price-wise is the non-IS 70-200 f/4 (??).

Acknowledging the tradeoff of losing A/F and 10mm of focal range (70 vs 80) while gaining an extra stop (f/2.8 vs f/4), do the Nikkor/Nikons become a good option in that price range?

This would be for video exclusively.

Appreciate any critical assessments that can be offered!

You need to carry a manual to figure out the various versions of that lens, there are 6 or 7 of the 80-200mm f/2.8.  Newer ones are worth it, but the oldest are not worth $500.
Get the serial number of the lens and then look up the various versions.   Once you know which of the 6 or 7 versions, you can check on what people think about it.  I bought one which was the last version before the "G" came out, and it was excellent.  All of them had either no mounting foot, or a crappy foot. 
 
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html
 

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Re: $500 Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 on a Canon body (pros/cons/worth it?)
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 12:47:41 PM »
Hey all!
I'm a newcomer to the forums and a radio documentarian that's been expanding my storytelling to video over the last 5 years.

I've been seeing a few Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8's (specifically the AF edition) going used within the $500-$600 range and was wondering whether it might make sense to pick one of these up as the closest comparable lens in the Canon lineup price-wise is the non-IS 70-200 f/4 (??).

Acknowledging the tradeoff of losing A/F and 10mm of focal range (70 vs 80) while gaining an extra stop (f/2.8 vs f/4), do the Nikkor/Nikons become a good option in that price range?

This would be for video exclusively.

Appreciate any critical assessments that can be offered!

Dear new friend Mr. bkpr100
Welcome to the Club, CR Members club, Sorry , I can not help you in your questions, But In this CR. WE HAVE SO MANY GREAT MEMBERS, GREAT TEACHERS, who can help you.
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Re: $500 Nikkor/Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 on a Canon body (pros/cons/worth it?)
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 12:47:41 PM »