Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/19

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Subject: [Leica] OFF TOPIC N. 80-200/2,8, was: Apo 70-180/2.8
From: Lucien <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 18:59:02 +0100

N. B. Watson wrote:
> I just got off the telephone with a Mr. Morigani (?) on Nikon USA's
> technical support line (800-NIKON-US) who told me that the 80-200 AF-S
> "weighs 55 oz., is 8 inches long, and takes a 77mm filter".  According to
> the latest product brochure, the current 80-200 weighs 45.9 oz, is 7.4"
> long and also takes a 77mm filter.  So the new lens is longer by about
> 1cm and heavier by about 30g...hardly what could be described as "huge"
> in comparison to the current lens...or comparable to the 70-180 Leica
> dimensionally. 

Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8D IF-ED
Weight: Approx. 55 oz. with tripod mounting collar.
Weight: Approx. 51 oz. without tripod mounting collar.


Nikon AF-D Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED-IF 
Weight: 45.9 oz.