The AF-Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.5~5.6 D 8 elements in 8 groups lens, launched by Nikon in 1999, is a replacement for the earlier 7-element 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D version which was made from 1995 through 1999. Compared to the previous version, the lens came with a broader manual focus ring and was sold mainly as a kit lens with their lower-end 35mm SLR film cameras (F55, F65, and F75). On the D200 the lens has an equivalent focal length range of 42-120mm.
The plastic mount lens is lightweight at 250 grams, comes with an aperture ring but no focusing scale, 7 rounded blades diaphragm which stops down to f/22 @ 28mm to f/36 @ 80mm, a minimum focusing distance of 0.4 meters, a screw-drive AF system, and was introduced as a native AF-D spec optic with a built-in microchip that feeds focusing distance information to the camera body. The AF-D will work with all Nikon AF cameras, as well as on 35mm MF Nikon SLR film cameras (FM, FE2, etc.,).
While the lens did not enjoy much of review exposures across the Net, even with brickbats on its all-plastic construction, and its tendency to zoom-creep, it does come with a mention or two as an excellent midrange zoom, reasonably sharp, and very low-end prices. Enjoy the images!