Review NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

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NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S). increase.

In short

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) Is an old manual focus telephoto lens designed for Nikon film cameras. Refers to the professional segment. The lens adopts the PUSH-PULL (Piston Zoom / Focus) design. Not bad for his age.

It attracts with a constant relative aperture throughout the focal length range, low cost and excellent assembly.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

History

The first such lens was released back in December 1969. Objectives of class 80-200 / 4.5 are based on two optical schemes: 15/10 from 1969 to 1977 and 12/9 from 1977 to 1981. Further they are supplemented with a faster version with F / 4.0 from this review on the 13/9 scheme.

  1. Nippon Kogaku Japan Zoom-Nikkor Auto 1: 4.5 f = 80-f = 200mm (PRE-AI), December 1969-1971, scheme 15/10
  2. Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Auto 1: 4.5 f = 80-f = 200mm (PRE-AI), 1971-1973, scheme 15/10
  3. Nikon Zoom-Nikkor * With Auto 1: 4.5 f = 80-200mm (PRE-AI), 1973-1975, scheme 15/10
  4. Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Auto 80-200mm 1: 4.5 (NEW, K), 1975-1977, circuit 15/10
  5. Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Auto 80-200mm 1: 4.5 (AI), 1977, scheme 12/9
  6. Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Auto 80-200mm 1: 4.5 (AI, MKII), 1977-1981, scheme 12/9
  7. Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Auto 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S), 1981-1998, scheme 13/9
  8. later supplemented or replaced with lenses of class 80-200 / 2.8

This review shows the version of the NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 AI-S type with 13 elements in 9 groups. Nikon lenses of class 80-200 / 4.5 can be considered the great-grandfather of all class 70 (80) -200 / 2.8 lenses. Nikon was the first to release such a lens, which gained immense popularity.

Separately, there is a line of similar manual lenses of class 70 (75) -150 (210):

  1. Nikon Lens Series E Zoom 75-150mm 1: 3.5, black, or with chrome insert, 1980-1985, AI, diagram 12/9
  2. Nikon Lens Series E Zoom 70-210mm 1: 4, 1981-1985, AI, scheme 13/9
  3. Nikon Zoom-NIKKOR 70-210mm 1: 4.5-5.6, 1995-2005, AI-SScheme 11/8
  4. later replaced by autofocus versions 70-210 / 4-5.6 AF
NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

Main technical specifications of Nikon Zoom NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4:

Name of instances from review Nikon Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 242573
Basic properties
  • FX (for Nikon FX) - lens designed for Nikon FX full-frame cameras
  • MF (Mannual Focus) - manual focus only
  • AI-S (Automatic Indexing) - automatic transmission of the aperture value to the camera
  • Non-g (Non gelded) - presence of a diaphragm control ring, automatic aperture control
  • ZOOM - zoom lens
  • Metal case
  • Design PUSH-PULL
  • SIC (Nikon Super Coating) - multi-coated optics
  • Hard stop (hard infinity mechanical stop) - Fast and accurate focusing at infinity.
  • At one time it was considered a professional lens
Front Filter Diameter 62 mm, metal thread for filters
Body materials All parts of the lens housing are made of metal
Focal length 80-200 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 120-300 mm, EGF for Nikon CX cameras is 216-540 mm
Diagonal viewing angles 30 ° to 12 ° for FX cameras
Zoom ratio 2.5 x
Designed by for Nikon film cameras with Nikon F mount
Number of aperture blades 9 straight (not rounded) petals
Labels
  • markings on the focus / zoom ring with focusing distance in meters and feet,
  • DOF scale for F / 32 (orange arc), F / 22 (blue arc), F / 8 (yellow arc)
  • infrared mark (red arc)
  • Aperture ring, there are labels for F / 4, 5.6, 8 (yellow), 11, 16, 22 (blue), 32 (orange), other intermediate values ​​cannot be set
  • values ​​for 'fmm' focal lengths of 80, 90, 105, 135 and 200 mm.
Diaphragm over the entire range of focal lengths from F / 4 to F / 32. The lens has an aperture ring (Non-G - lens type) There are metal ears for communication with the camera.
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 1.2 meters across the entire focal length range with a maximum magnification ratio of 1: 4.4 at 200mm
The weight 805 grams (measured)
Optical design 13 elements in 9 groups. The lens does not use special optical elements.

Optical design NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 (AI-SThe image is clickable.

Lens hood Nikon HN-23 metal lens hood screwed into front filter thread
Period Produced from August 1981
Manufacturer country MADE IN JAPAN (Lens made in Japan)
Price New do not sell. In a variant B. at. 50-150 cu Prices for modern Nikon lenses can be found here.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 is an AI / AI-S lens and can be easily and easily mounted to any modern Nikon DSLR camera.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

Assembly, control, focus

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) is much larger and more massive than the previous version Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Auto 80-200mm 1: 4.5.

Lens body made very high quality... The filter diameter is 62 mm. The piston ring is rubberized, the diaphragm ring is not. The rear of the objective lens remains stationary during focusing and focal length changes. The lens length does not change while the focal length is changed.

One ring is responsible for focusing and changing the focal length. To change the focal length, pull or push the piston ring, to focus - rotate it. NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) uses'reversible PUSH-PULL'- the maximum focal length value is available when the piston ring is closest to the camera mount.

The lens piston does not spontaneously move under its own weight, the situation may worsen over time. Effect spontaneous piston movement on the sample from the review it is not expressed at all.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) focusing ring rotates approximately 270 degrees... During focusing, the front lens rotates and extends forward. The minimum focusing distance is only 1.2 meters, which gives a good maximum magnification ratio of 1: 4.4.

On the body there is a focusing distance scale, depth of field scale (in the form of colored stripes) and a mark for working in the infrared spectrum. The lens has a hard stop (hard infinity mechanical stop), which allows you to accurately and quickly focus the lens to infinity under any external temperature conditions.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80 ~ 200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) has a slight 'Focus Breathing' effect (changing the angle of view while focusing). When focusing towards the MDF, the angle of view decreases.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

Sample Photos

Basic examples of photos with RAW source files helped me make a photographer Natalya romanenko (instagram). Convert RAW source files with Nikon D700 the original Nikon Capture NX-D v 1.4.6 utility.

Download RAW c source photos Nikon D700 can at this link (25 files, 260 MB).

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

All Original Similar Nikon FX Telephoto Lenses

Below is a list of all Nikon Nikkor telephoto lenses without high aperture and with auto focus support:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4, 1986-1987
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6, 1987-1993
  3. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-300mm 1:4.5-5.6, 1989-1998
  4. Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1991-1999
  5. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6D, 1993-2000
  6. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm 1: 4.5-5.6D ED, 1997-2005
  7. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-240mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1999 2000
  8. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D ED, 1998-2006
  9. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G, from 2000 to 2014, black or silver
  10. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED VR IF SWM, from 2006 to 2017
  11. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF N Nano Crystal Coat, from 2012 to the present day
  12. Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6E VR ED, from 2017 to the present day

The names of the lenses are indicated according to their spelling on the case.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

My experience

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) is a classic representative of its time. It is always a pleasure to work with such quality lenses made to last.

Of the bad moments in the NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S), I would single out only the fear of side and back light and strong freezing. There are no problems with sharpness, vignetting and distortion.

The modern analogue for NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S) is Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat.

With similar telephoto lenses with relatively good aperture you can squeeze out a lot, for example, look more in 'anti-crisis review'similar lens KIRON 80-200mm f / 4.5 MACRO 1: 4 MC KINO PRECISION JAPAN.

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

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Comments: 17, on the topic: Review of NIKON Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm 1: 4 (AI-S)

  • Trueash

    I've been licking my lips at such optics for a long time. The only thing that confuses is how accurately you can get into focus. Where to take for a couple of days, test in conjunction with my eyes? : D

    • Oleg

      On Nikon, a green dot in the viewfinder will signal focus.

      • Trueash

        At d7100 it is white. I tried, you can't rely on her.

        • Alexey

          hits pretty well in good light. in addition, you can always adjust the AF compensation in the camera. Well, you need to remember that you always need to focus FROM infinity.

          • Trueash

            AF did not think about the amendment, thanks for the hint. Although it is logical, the module is the same ... But the main problem is that the green / white point has some backlash - it burns evenly, even if the focuser is turned back and forth a couple of degrees.

            • Alexey

              everything is correct. it should be so. on all cameras of all systems. there is some area in which focus is considered accurate. it depends on depth of field, which is calculated based on the maximum hole that the lens transmits to the camera.
              I wrote about focusing from infinity for a reason. you need to try more precisely. For example, it may be that the most accurate focus will correspond to the moment of extinction of the point when focusing slightly to the other side. that is, we turn the focus, notice that the point is on, we begin to turn it back, and as soon as it goes out, this will be the exact focus. that is, you need to balance on the brink of ignition of this point. and AF correction should be introduced based on this.
              all tests are done from a tripod, the ISO 12233 target is uniformly illuminated by two 500 watt halogens.

              • Vladimir

                Good afternoon.
                Does this rule of focusing from infinity apply to all lenses?

              • Arkady Shapoval

                Some experienced photographers think this is better. On the forums, you can find the opinion that the focus sensors of older cameras better confirm aiming when focusing from infinity, due to the fact that the sensors are configured according to the principle of 1 / 3-2 / 3 in depth of field (it takes a long time to explain, especially for Canon).

                From my experience, I can say that often there is not much difference, especially with lenses that are not fast. Personally, I do not adhere to this rule and shoot as I like, at least I don’t waste time on focusing to infinity and then on smoothly decreasing the focusing distance. True, I shoot a lot and for keyframes I always make several takes with an attempt to micro-control focusing, in fact I get several shots with an attempt to focus from the MDF side and from the infinity side, but this happens automatically without an explicit output to the MDF or infinity zones, and it looks more like to focus bracketing. But usually with a good large JVI, everything works out the first time. Also, I rarely focus on the green dot or sound confirmation (if chip optics are used).

        • Vadim

          The only Nikon device for which you can take something more or less with this old guy is the D700. Your 7100 will look terrible. I have both cameras, so I speak from experience. The only thing is that it works stupidly for 700 levs. Well, forgivable, like the first camera with a lv. And I had such lenses, analogs - Vivitar 70-210 2.8-4 komine, (like the sharpest of 70-210) and Nikon series E 70-210 4. Frigings are monstrous for all such zooms of those times, only from 80-200 2.8 units the situation has improved. And the af correction in the camera has no effect. For example, to correct af mechanically two different eccentrics near the mirror - one for adjusting in the manual (just for manual shooting) the other in af. The software correction must first know what kind of lens is installed. Once I bought a dropped d800, -20 was not enough for many lenses. So they twisted the eccentric for the manual, at first mistakenly, the effect was zero, they twirled a little for af - everything began to hit the target, plus a little bit of software adjustments.

          • Trueash

            >> Your 7100 will look terrible. - Can you give a more detailed explanation of why? Small-pixel array or something?

            • Vadim

              Yes, small pixels, of course. And shorter exposures are needed because of it, and the requirements for optics are higher. Plus, the absence of a stub requires much shorter exposures, and therefore a higher ISO. And we perfectly know how our 7100 makes noise. Get the 7100 Nikkor 70-300 af-p dx with or without stub. There will be a more reasonable investment than this old thing without af.

    • after all

      and what to lick at her? such lenses cost a mere penny, if you don't like it, you can always quickly resell or put it on display for beauty.

      • Trueash

        >> you can always quickly resell - that's why they hang on OLX for months

        • after all

          but it is not necessary to overstate the price tag 3 times. for what you bought for that and sell

          • Trueash

            >> and do not overstate the price tag 3 times. for what you bought for that and sell - I always envied people who were so confident in the infallibility of their opinion.

    • Alexey

      80-200 2.8D - very inexpensive. the picture is beautiful.

  • Oleg

    I have such a lens in my collection now, I mainly use it on Canon 5D. In focusing I am guided by the signal in the viewfinder, there are no misses. And with other lenses, everything is mostly clear.

    Problems with focusing with manual lenses often arise not because the "point" is lying, but when the field of focus is very small, and now I have caught focus, but at the moment of pressing the shutter the camera slightly shifted the camera, the subject of photography jerked slightly, and that's it. - we get out of the sharpness zone.

    PS About the price. I bought relatively recently (maybe up to a year) via the Internet, the equivalent of $ 40 (Ukraine). And if you take a “naked” lens, it turned out even cheaper, because there were bonuses attached.

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