Autofocus lenses class 70-200/2.8

MINOLTA AF APO TELE ZOOM 80-200mm 1:2.8(32) - the first in its class

MINOLTA AF APO TELE ZOOM 80-200mm 1:2.8(32) - the first in its class

Below is a list of all fast full-frame lenses in the 70-200/2.8 class and similar that support auto focus.

In red image stabilization systems are marked.

orange color marked lenses for mirrorless cameras.

Panasonic (Leica L)

  1. Panasonic 70-200/2.8S PRO Ois (2019)

Leica (Leica L)

  1. Leica 90-280/2.8-4 APO-ELMARIT-SL Ois (2016)

Pentax (Pentax K)

  1. Pentax 80-200/2.8 SMC FA* IF ED (1994)
  2. Pentax 70-200/2.8 HD DFA* ED DC AW (2015)

Canon (Canon EF, RF)

  1. Canon 80-200 / 2.8 L (1989)
  2. Canon 70-200/2.8L USM (1995)
  3. Canon 70-200 / 2.8 L IS USM (2001)
  4. Canon 70-200 / 2.8 L IS II USM (2010)
  5. Canon 70-200 / 2.8 L IS III USM (2018)
  6. Canon 70-200 / 2.8 L IS USM RF (2019)

Nikon (Nikon F, Z)

  1. Nikon 80-200/2.8AF, MKI (1987)
  2. Nikon 80-200/2.8D AF, MKII (1992)
  3. Nikon 80-200/2.8D AF, MK III (1997)
  4. Nikon 80-200/2.8D AF-S, MKIV (1998), black/silver
  5. Nikon 70-200/2.8G AF-S VR, MKV (2003), black/silver
  6. Nikon 70-200/2.8G II AF-S VR N, MKVI (2009)
  7. Nikon 70-200/2.8E AF-S FL VR N, MKVII (2016), black/Nikon 100th Anniversary
  8. Nikon 70-200/2.8ZS VR, MKVIII (2020)

Sony (Minolta A, Sony A, Sony FE)

  1. Minolta 80-200/2.8 APO AF (1987)
  2. Minolta 80-200/2.8 APO AF HIGH SPEED (1993)
  3. Minolta 70-200/2.8 APO D SSM AF (2003)
  4. Sony 70-200/2.8G SSM (2006)
  5. Sony 70-200 / 2.8 G SSM II (2013)
  6. Sony 70-200/2.8FE GM OSS (2016)
  7. Sony 70-200/2.8FE G GM OSS II (2021)

Sigma (for different mounts)

  1. Sigma 70-210/2.8AF APO (1992) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A, Sigma SA]
  2. Sigma 70-210/2.8AF APO (1994) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A, Sigma SA], Ø82 mm
  3. Sigma 70-200/2.8 APO EX HSM (1998) [Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sigma SA, Pentax K]
  4. Sigma 70-200/2.8 APO EX HSM DG (2005) [Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sigma SA, Pentax K]
  5. Sigma 70-200/2.8 APO EX HSM DG Macro (2006) [Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K]
  6. Sigma 70-200/2.8 APO EX HSM II DG Macro (2007) [Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sigma SA, Pentax K]
  7. Sigma 70-200/2.8 DG S OS APO HSM EX (2010) [Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sigma SA, Pentax K]
  8. Sigma 70-200/2.8 DG S OS (2018) [Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA]

Tamron (for different mounts)

  1. MODEL 67D: Tamron 70-210/2.8SP AF LD (1992) [Nikon F, Canon EF]
  2. MODEL A001: Tamron 70-200/2.8SP AF LD DI MACRO (2008) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A, Pentax K]
  3. MODEL A009: Tamron 70-200/2.8SP DI VC USD (2012) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A], Japan/China
  4. MODEL A025: Tamron 70-200/2.8SP DI VC USD G2 (2017) [Nikon F, Canon EF], China/Vietnam
  5. MODEL A056: Tamron 70-180/2.8 DI III VXD (2020) [Sony F]

Tokina (for different mounts)

  1. Tokina 80-200/2.8 AT-X AF SD (1991) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A, Pentax K]
  2. Tokina 80-200/2.8 AT-X PRO (2004) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A, Pentax K], two subversions

Vivitar (for different mounts)

  1. Vivitar 70-210/2.8 APO AF Series 1 (1994) [Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony A]

Maybe I missed some - be sure to write about it in the comments.

I really love class 70-200 / 2.8 lenses. With just two lenses - class TBU and 70-200 / 2.8, you can solve almost all photo tasks of a professional and an amateur.

Materials on the topic

  1. All portrait lenses 85/1.2/1.4/1.8 (Full Frame)
  2. All universal lenses 24-70/2.8 (Full Frame)
  3. All general purpose lenses 17-50/2.8 (APS-C)
  4. All ultra wide angle lenses (APS-C)
  5. All Ultra Wide Angle Lenses (Full Frame)
  6. The fastest zoom lenses
  7. The fastest prime lenses
  8. Especially fast lenses from the Middle Kingdom
  9. Simple and clear medium format
  10. One lens to control the world

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Comments: 30, on the topic: Autofocus lenses class 70-200 / 2.8

  • Oleg

    2,8 is boring, and a big and expensive fool. It used to be that old inexpensive ones were on Nikon’s mirror, and on a new mount at the price of a spaceship there will be

    • hwnd

      But you can use mirrored glass on the bzk. In any case, Nikon.

      • Victor

        On screwdrivers, those very inexpensive ones, there will be no autofocus.

        • hwnd

          Yes you are right. For some reason, I was sure that there was a screwdriver in the adapter ... Well, one more reason not to go to the BKZ (I have 2 out of 4 screwdriver lenses).

          • Alexey

            Very soon, the ZK will die out, given that their production is being curtailed everywhere and you still have to switch to the BZK, therefore now it’s no worse than later, and sitting on the principle - the BZK doesn’t have a screwdriver is stupidity.

            • Victor

              Very soon - in how many years?

              • Alexey

                I’m not a fortune teller, look how many ZK cameras the same Nikon produces, even the D850 was discontinued, of what was left for amateurs, only the D780 and D7500 remained (I don’t remember exactly) and I doubt that for a long time, even AF-S optics are massively discontinued . I don’t know how to sit on screwdrivers, I don’t even know how to say it in a more civilized way, now these lenses on the secondary market are traded for a penny, and every month there will be more and more offers, and less and less demand, because IMHO it’s better to get rid of it now than to throw away unnecessary screwdriver systems in the trash for free later.

              • Victor

                That is, when the last CZK manufacturer curtails its activities in this direction, automatically all cameras already released will stop working? What about screwdriver optics? Many specimens are already under 20-30 years old, and they feel great)))

              • Alexey

                I deeply don’t care that a Muscovite 412 can still drive in 2030 and that doesn’t stop it from being a car, and to be honest, I don’t care that someone will use it just because it can drive and it’s still a car.

              • Victor

                Quite peculiar.

                Rather, in the world of cars, it will be closer to compare the Nissan Patrol and some modern budget class sedan like the Hyundai Solaris, a soulless puzoterka, but with air conditioning, heated seats and a rear view camera :)

              • Paul

                “in the world of cars, there will be a closer comparison between the Nissan Patrol and some modern budget class sedan like the Hyundai Solaris, a soulless blooper...”

                In my opinion, a more correct comparison is the Nissan Patrol of the 1990s with the new modern Nissan Patrol. Like, look - the Patrol from the 90s is such a terrible SUV, without all these modern assistant systems and without electronic driver assistants. But it will go anywhere (supposedly, yeah, as if the new one won’t go there). It’s okay that it’s rusty and outdated, because an old horse doesn’t spoil the furrows))) Funny))

            • hwnd

              Well, why should I change the D800 to the UPC? For filming “for myself” it costs ~$8k to change the set of all equipment, I don’t see any rational sense in this.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Everything is very relative, 200 / 2.8 is not boring at all, and there are only a couple of brighter autofocus full-frame XNUMXs.

      • Oleg

        Essentially an analogue of 135 / 2.0

  • Oleg

    In this regard, Olegas is interesting, who does not recognize fast zooms at all, but uses a couple, three fixes. Conditionally 35/2.0 reporter, 50/1.2 indoor portrait and 135/1.8 outdoor portrait

    • in

      But I do not recognize Oleg, what should I do?

      • Oleg

        In the sense you do not recognize fixes

        • in

          I mean, I don’t recognize Olegas, cheap content for youngsters, sometimes only interesting interviews, but seriously look at his activities - only through your fingers

          • Oleg

            Yes, only there is a bunch of Kenon optics that are not on Radozhiv and will not be anymore. Plus a bunch of examples of crop-full frame

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Blind faith in fixes - that's what it is.

      • Oleg

        Why faith is quite a topic for discussion

        • Arkady Shapoval

          approximately because the theme of fixes vs zooms is as stupid as, for example, zk vs bzk. One-sided statements are always absurd

    • Sergei

      I used to shoot reports on 35 / 1.8, and then I bought 28-75 / 2.8 and sent all the advisers from the Internet. Reporting on a fix is ​​a perversion.

  • Seladir

    Relatively recently, I took Tamron 70-200 USD VC for 10K UAH - a real topper for my money: sharp on ff and crop, AF is fast and accurate, there is a stub.
    As a result, it became one of the most used for me both for walks and for portraits.

    • Oleg

      Find at this price

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I love 70-200 / 2,8 very much, I have already mentioned more than once that if I had the opportunity, I would only shoot on it, but I also need a wider lens. I really like Canon 24-70 / 2.8 L II, Canon 24-70 / 2.8 IS L II

      • Seladir

        I would also like to have a 2.8 staffer, but it seems to me that in the case of the aforementioned canons, it is very difficult to find a copy in good condition and without jambs after a bunch of years of operation in commerce (I know that the diaphragm plume often breaks on them).

    • Sergei


      You OK like 70-300 wanted? )

      • Seladir

        You are probably confusing me with someone else)
        70-300 is not directly interesting to me, since as a telephoto I already have a cropped 55-250 IS STM, which is better optically and in workmanship, but as a portrait lens in full frame I still wanted more aperture.

    • ks

      Same stuff. But I took a new g2, reasoning that we live 1 time and it should be enough for me until death

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