Nikon’s final 80-200. A lens of exceptional optical sharpness and developed during 5 iterations spanning over 25 years of development from the first AIS f/2.8 version. The lens features superb balance when mounted on a tripod as it is fitted on its own tripod mount (only 2 versions of the 80-200 have this mount). The lens retailed at £1000 before price increases and a rapidly falling £ sterling kicked in. And was THE favorite of pros even after the 70-200 VR1 was launched.