Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
And your point is? The 80-200AFD is wonderful on an AF body, more so than with a small MF body which the OP has. It will work OK on an FM.
The OP was asking about using that lens on a MF body. It's quite possible that the OP prefers focusing manually (there are many reasons for such a preference, just as AF also has it's uses), in which case the AF models you mentioned would probably not deliver the most accurate focusing.
My "point" being that AF cameras are generally not an improvement over mf cameras for manual focusing, usually quite the opposite!