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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

by Nikon
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • A 5x FX-format compatible telephoto zoom lens covering focal lengths of 80-400mm.
  • Four ED lens elements and one super ED lens element adopted for advanced optical performance.
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to effectively reduce ghost and flare.
  • VR performance equivalent to a 4-step increase in shutter speed (tested in accordance with CIPA guidelines at a focal length of 400mm).
  • Equipped with an SWM for an AF system that is both quiet and one of the fastest in its class.

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  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm ; 1.6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
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  • Item model number: 2208
  • ASIN: B00BOZ1Y46
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Mar 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,008 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

A highly anticipated update to Nikon's immensely popular AF 80-400mm telephoto lens, the new AF-S 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR telephoto zoom lens boasts an improved optical construction that easily meets the demands of today's DSLRs.<pWell-suited to subjects such as wildlife, landscapes or sports, this lens covers everything from mid- to super-telephoto. It offers superb optical performance in diverse conditions, and Nikon's Vibration Reduction system allows for up to 4-stop compensation throughout the zoom range, even at 400mm.

Product Description

5x telephoto zoom lens with Super ED glass and Nano Crystal Coat

Key Features

- FX-format compatible; 5x telephoto zoom lens covering the focal-length range from 80 to 200 mm
- High optical performance is realized with super ED glass (x1) and ED glass (x4) elements
- Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghosting
- VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera shake by offering a shutter speed equivalent to 4.0 stops faster (at 400 mm; based on CIPA Standard)
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM) offers quiet AF operation while achieving the highest level AF speed in this class
- Three focus modes are available €" A/M (autofocus with manual override; AF priority); M/A (autofocus with manual override; manual priority) and M (manual focus)
- AF is possible even with a 1.4x teleconverter when attached to an f/8-compatible camera


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Lens 14 Sep 2013
By Mr P
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Arrived very quickly after ordering. Took it on safari to Kenya, coupled with a D7000. Last time my gear was a D300 with 70-300 but this combo was much, much better. Caught some beautiful, deep and clear images, and there wasn’t much in the way of flare. It’s a lot bigger and heavier than my old lens but it isn’t too uncomfortable to hold, although I wouldn’t like to lug it around for any distance (probably an age thing). Focusing was pretty good although I missed a couple of shots where the subject was quite close, and the VR seemed to work ok when it was needed (I used a bean bag mostly). It’s expensive yes, but it’s pretty good, and for me it’s an indulgence I’m glad I treated myself to.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pricey - but worth it 20 Mar 2014
By saxacat
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This is quite an expensive lens, but results so far make me believe it is worth every penny. I am using it on a D300, which being a DX camera, means this is equivalent to a 120-600mm lens. The VR system is excellent; as you look through the viewfinder whilst holding the lens, it obviously waivers around a bit, but as soon as you slightly depress the shutter release, the image in the viewfinder is rock solid; its fantastic. I have achieved great results at 1/60th sec whilst handheld, which for me is very good going. The autofocus system is very quick; but I also find it very easy to use on manual focus. As you would expect with all the electronics and glass, its a fairly hefty weight, but not uncomfortably so. The lens comes with a good quality case, which is useful for me as it will not fit in my gadget bag.

This is the most expensive item of photographic equipment I've ever bought, but I am very happy with the results I'm getting, so I think its worth the money. Highly recommended.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon 80-400 AFS 27 May 2013
By Charles
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR LensI had the 80-400 old version from launch and it has been one of my most used lenses. The only gripe was the focus speed which made it pretty porr on anything moving fast. However mine was very sharp at all focal lengths, the VR worked very well and many images were published from pix taken with it. From the F5 to the D800 it took literally tens of 1,000s of images. The VR broke and I got it fixed but then earlier this year something came apart inside and the excellent Fixation quoted over 600 to repair it. Anyway I got the new one from Amazon for 2,164 which was OK.

Bottom line is it good? Is it worth the money? Yes on both counts. The focus is snappy, the VR really really works, the contrast is better, no flare at all (the old lens was good there too), zooming super smooth, not too heavy. These days I frequently fo out with just the 16-35, 70-180 micro and now the new 80-400 when biking or walking far. The tripod collar is slightly bendy but not bad.

So in answer to the critics I see nothing to fault so far. In a recent Folk Festival weekend I used it extensively for video and handheld stills, some a slow as 1/50th and still good. Far far better than the 70-200 plus teleconverter. Obviously not as good as my 500mm f4, but hey..... I am so pleased that I am thinking of getting a D7100 as a spare body for the 500 and the 80-500.

So if you want a highly versatile three lens setup get the 80-400VR, 24-70 and the 16-35VR. I know that this lens will be constantly in my bag and on a camera. It is that good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best zoom out there 20 July 2014
By Barry A
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Awesome lens! I know it's expensive 'for a zoom' but the reality is that the quality of zoom lenses has been getting better and better.....this is as good as it gets for a zoom with a great zoom range. It is sharp, you can look at loads of reviews and try and pixel peep but stop wasting your time and just buy it, then get out and use it, you'll love it!!
OK, at f5.6 it isn't as fast as we would like, but for the weight and relative size (in comparison to a f.28 prime it is compact), and price realistically we can cope with that....especially with the ISO performance on DSLR's now.
Do I still want a 500mm f4?? Yes of course!! I want the 600mm and to 800mm too......but try travelling with them all!! Only ok on a road trip, you're gonna pay to get them all on a plane! This is ideal for travelling with.
I know you want to know if it works with TC's.......the good news is that with a 1.4 it is fine, but you do have to use good long lens technique; sturdy tripod, cable release, mirror lock up etc... I haven't tried it with a tc above this but think it would start to get unusable. With 1.4 you can print and it is sharp enough......just, it isn't a prime.
Overall though if used for what it is mean't for, you'll love it.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I had been waiting for Nikon to produce this lens every since I bought my D300 body in 2008. As many will know, the previous version is year 2000 vintage and so getting very long in the tooth in technological terms. The principal changes to the lens are: super-fast autofocus, massively upgraded vibration reduction and nano-crystal coating to extra-low dispersion glass. Each of these is a significant advance in itself; in combination the leap forward is huge. But then so is the price! You can still pick up the old 80-400mm lens for a whisker under 850 whereas, at time of writing, Amazon will get you a new version for just over 2000. Whether the huge difference is justifiable is a subjective judgement - for me, this lens is primarily for sports and wildlife photography when I may, or may not, have a tripod to hand. In these circumstances, the upgrades to the new lens are vital and I, for one, am glad I was patient and waited for the new model. Early results are every bit as good as I'd hoped and I'm still getting used to the capability.
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