Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5 zoom lens is optically an incredible lens. A mere 6 1/4" long and weighing just 29 ounces, the lens preetty much demands to be used hand-held. It provides an infinite variety of focal lengths spanning the most widely used range for anything from portraits to true telephoto. Combined zoom/focus collar, automatic-reopen diaphragm and coupling for full-aperture exposure metering are added advantages. Closest focusing distance is 1.8 meters.