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- ITEM 73615, Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED PL Mount United Kingdom
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Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED PL Mount conversion by Les Bosher, 0.8 pitch gears, inc. rear filters
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Super rare Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 AF-S that has been professionally converted to PL Mount (by lens engineer Les Bosher).
I'm selling this lens because I am selling all of my PL mount lenses. I had this converted 1 year ago by Les and as far as I know it is the only one in existence.
It is not the same as the more common 80-200 f2.8 AF-D lens, that Duclos and others convert. This is an AF-S lens, and it has a different design with far superior optical performance – it is very sharp even wide open!
The 80-200 f2.8 AF-S was only made between 1999-2004 when it was superseded by the 70-200 VR. The IQ of this lens is equal to that of the 70-200 VR – which is one of the best f2.8 tele zooms ever made!
The last 3 images are comparison between the AF-D and this AF-S taken from the following forum (they're not my shots):https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/31501659
The condition of the optics is excellent. No scratches, haze, or fungus, only a small amount of dust which is normal for a lens this age and does not affect image quality.
Mechanically the focus and zoom are smooth with machine 0.8 pitch follow focus gears. please bare in mind that beyond the aperture mechanism this is a stills lens and not a full cine rehouse. The aperture mechanism has been re-built (designed and machined by Les Bosher), and is accurately marked from f2.8-22, and it does not click just like a proper cine lens. There is a small amount of lateral play in the aperture dial (a limitation of the design), but it does not affect the functioning of the iris and all works perfectly.
The lens has been collimated and is as close to being par-focal as it's going to get. These lenses were never design to be perfectly par-focal, but Les has got this one extremely close!
The lens has a 77mm front filter thread (that does not rotate or telescope), and also benefits from a 40.5mm rear filter thread. Included in the sale are 3x Tiffen 40.5mm filters: 81EF, Double Fog 2, UV Protector that has been adapted to carry 5 Den stocking material for diffusion.
Included in the sale:
-80-200 f2.8 AF-S PL converted lens
-Original tripod/rod support ring
-Front and back caps
-3x Tiffen 40.5mm filters
Fully insure delivery to anywhere in the UK for £20. Please contact me for an international shipping quote.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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