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

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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to 40
  • Four ED Elements, One Super ED Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Removable, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Zoom Lock & Focus Limiter Switches
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens from Nikon is a versatile telephoto zoom lens that is compatible with both FX and DX-sized image sensors. This lens features an extensive zoom range of 80-400mm, with the DX-format equivalent of 120-600mm, encompassing both portrait and long-reaching telephoto focal lengths to suit working with a variety of subjects. Capture portraits with softly blurred backgrounds and get close-up telephoto shots of faraway subjects with or without a tripod.

The lens construction integrates one super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and four ED glass elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and contribute to higher image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity. The Nano Crystal Coat reduces surface reflections, helping to prevent lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and enhanced light transmission.

Built-in Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake up to the equivalent of four shutter speed steps. A dedicated VR setting for tripods is available for producing the sharpest imagery possible without countering the effects of the image stabilization system.

In addition to regular autofocus and manual focus, two other focusing modes are available: A/M (Auto-Priority Manual Mode) enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation, while M/A (autofocus with manual override, MF priority) allows switching from AF to MF with no lag time by just turning the focusing ring. Transitioning between these focusing modes can be done quickly and precisely.

The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) focusing system uses ultrasonic vibrations to provide quick, quiet, smooth and precise auto focusing performance that is ideal for use in video and subject-tracking. Internal focusing maintains an overall compact lens form-factor, enables faster performance, and allows for a closer focusing distance.

Extensive Telephoto Zoom Focal Range
Covers the broadest focal length range of any NIKKOR super-telephoto zoom lens. At 80mm, it's an ideal medium-telephoto portrait lens and at 400mm it's a powerful super-telephoto lens suited to wildlife and action photography, with or without a tripod. When used on DX-format DSLRs its 35mm focal length equivalence is 120-600mm.
ED and Super ED Glass Elements
One super Extra-low dispersion and four ED glass elements help reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and produce higher image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity.
SIC and Nano Crystal Coatings
The multilayer Super Integrated Coating is applied to the individual optical elements, as is a Nano Crystal Coat to minimize surface reflections across a wide range of wavelengths and prevent lens flare and ghosting--resulting in greater overall contrast and light transmission.
Vibration Reduction
Built-in image stabilization counteracts the effects of camera shake, allowing you to shoot at shutter speeds up to four times slower than would otherwise be possible. A dedicated VR setting for tripods gives you the sharpest imagery possible without working against the image stabilization system.
Focusing Modes
In addition to regular autofocus and manual focus, two other focusing modes are available: A/M (Auto-Priority Manual Mode) enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation, with a low possibility of unintentional switching, while M/A (autofocus with manual override, MF priority) allows switching from AF to MF with virtually no lag time by turning the focusing ring--letting you seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the camera's viewfinder. Transitioning between these focusing modes is controlled by a rocker switch on the lens barrel for quick switching and greater precision depending on the subject matter being photographed.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
Utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to provide quick, quiet, smooth and precise auto focusing performance that is ideal for use with video and subject-tracking applications.
Internal Focusing
Employed in order to maintain an overall compact lens form-factor and to produce faster performance. The lens will not change in size during AF operation, enabling a closer focusing distance without the danger of damaging the lens' front element. Distance information is displayed on an analog scale through a sealed window.
Focus Limiter Switch
A focus limiter switch on the lens barrel allows you to set a predetermined focus range for faster focusing. The two ranges are Full (5.7' to infinity) and Partial (19.7' to infinity).
Zoom Lock
A zoom lock switch on the lens barrel keeps the lens set on an established focal length to prevent changes when moving the lens.
Tripod Collar
A detachable, rotating tripod collar is included for stable use with a tripod or monopod.
Performance
Focal Length 80 - 400mm
Comparable DX Focal Length: 120 - 600 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/32 - 40
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 30° 10' - 6° 10'
DX Picture Angle: 20° - 4°
Minimum Focus Distance 5.74' (1.75 m)
Magnification 0.2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 20/12
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.8 x 8.0" (9.65 x 20.32 cm)
Weight 3.45 lb (1570 g)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-65 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M2 Lens Case (Black)
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    by PowerReviews
    NikonAF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 218 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (163)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (138)
    • Strong construction (83)
    • Consistent output (82)
    • Durable (66)
    • Easily interchangeable (65)

    Cons

    • Heavy (55)
    • Poor in low light (20)
    • Price (4)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)
    • Weight (3)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (138)
    • Sports/action (87)
    • Landscape/scenery (68)
    • Macro photography (10)
    • Weddings (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (92), Semi-pro photographer (54), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (192), Yes (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This lens is much better than oldversio

    Well, I have had the new Nikon 80-400mm for a week now and I am impressed, to say the least! Here's some of my experiences so far. The image posted here is...Read complete review

    Well, I have had the new Nikon 80-400mm for a week now and I am impressed, to say the least! Here's some of my experiences so far. The image posted here is of nestling Stellar's Jays, handheld, sitting in a chair, TC1.4, ISO 3200, 1/60sec at f8, VR set to "NORMAL" with the D800. The nest was under the eves of a porch and was dark but did have some reflected light coming in from the windows in front of it, you can see a shadow above and behind the birds. I did nothing to this image, just converted the raw in ACR with no raw presharpening and sized to fit BPN constraints. I don't know how the image stacks up to the products of higher end lenses but I do know that I would not have been able to produce it with ANY OF MY PAST EQUIPMENT!

    I have used it exclusively with the TC1.4.

    I can tell that it is a little heavier that the old version but not significantly for walking around with handheld (a shoulder strap is recommended though).

    Although I haven't really got to use it for much BIF, I can say the the AF with the tc is way faster than the old version (which wouldn't accept a tc) and at least as fast as the Nikon 300f4+tc1.4.

    I shot some really low light (in the Sierra deep forest shadows) and had no problem AF'ing. It is really nice to be able to MF while in AF mode to rough in the focus then let the AF take over.

    THE VR ROCKS! Compared to the old version, this VR is amazing to me, even with the 1.4 attached. My old version's VR didn't even exist compared to this new version!!! I was able to get sharp images down to 1/60sec handheld, providing the subject didn't flinch!

    I shot some small butterflies at close focus and the combo worked well but the lens does "breath" at the close focus, I have read that it losses focal length at CF and it does, but it was still nice to be able to focus on subjects under 5 feet away!

    My D800 calculates the focal length with the tc1.4 as 550mm? Should be 560mm, according to my math skills? Oh Well!

    I can't wait to get out and do some BIF with and without the tc.

    I LOVE THIS LENS (so far)!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

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

    I have been waiting for this lens for a long time. I own the previous version, a practical lens but with many limitations. The lens is ergonomically good, although I expected the zoom...Read complete review

    I have been waiting for this lens for a long time. I own the previous version, a practical lens but with many limitations. The lens is ergonomically good, although I expected the zoom to be internal rather than external like its predecessor. The focusing is very fast although a bit clunky ̶ it is noisy and it tends to search, although not as bad as its predecessor. My biggest disappointment was the resolution. For a lens of this price, I expected a crisp, sharp picture. I compared some of the shots with others taken with my 300mm F4.0 with the 1.4 teleconverter (a 420mm equivalent) and the latter left the 80-400 in the dust. Maybe I got a bad sample, but I sent the lens back.

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    1.0

    quality control problems

    By Charlie

    from NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

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

        I purchased this lens and could not remove the rear lens cap. Even after using many utilities that open stuck jars to a huge plummer wrenched that removes the toughest bolts. Nikon customer care is indifferent to customer problems and thankfully B&H is exchanging the lens. The main concern I have is where has the Nikon quality control?

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        5.0

        Excellent lens, welcome update!

        By Doug

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I'm very happy with this new iteration of the Nikkor 80-400mm. About time, Nikon, but well done! I had the original (non AF-S) 6 years ago--used it once and sold it. The addition of AF-S has turned this into a great carry lens for me for birding. Not too big or heavy and with good reach. My Nikkor 500mm f/4 is a bit heavy to carry around for hours and really needs a solid tripod. And my Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 with 1.7x teleconverter is not as sharp as this lens, IMO, not surprisingly. I still won't sell the 70-200mm though as it's excellent for near-distant subjects.Image quality with this lens is excellent on my D7100 (DX), edge-to-edge and even at 400mm and f/5.6. I did fine-tune the lens focus with my body, as I do with all my telephotos--this can make a noticeable improvement.Focus is fast and accurate enough and the zoom is smooth. VR seems to work as advertised. Some CA is present but easy enough to minimize in Photoshop. I did replace the tripod collar with a Kirk Lens Collar, which supports the lens in 2 places and feels much more solid. If I had to find something to complain about it would be the price--Canon's new 100-400 is ~$ less at this time. Yes this lens isn't cheap, but it's a quality Nikkor and fits my needs very well. I've taken some bird photos that I love with it so far, and look forward to many more.

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          5.0

          Best lens for concerts

          By S Y Chan

          from Hong Kong

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I purchased the lens one day before G.E.M. X.X.X. LIVE Concert Hong Kong Part II solely for taking photos in the concert. It proved to be the best lens for such purpose. The photo was taken hand held, without flash.

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            5.0

            Fast focus and sharp image

            By Photo Enthusiast

            from Brea, CA

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              This lens has very fast focus and the images are sharp thourgh out the zoom range. I took it to Bosque De Apache for bird shooting and I'm very happy with the results.

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              5.0

              Amazing Image Quality

              By Rich

              from Mission Viejo, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                My wife and I share this Nikkor lens for long zoom shots. The image quality is amazing! It is a bit heavy, but I expected that from a long zoom lens. I was pleasantly surprised with the pictures my wife shot using this lens "hand held" capturing action shots. Amazing.

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                5.0

                outstanding

                By john

                from philadelphia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    very sharp/clear images. fast autofocus

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                    3.0

                    Better Lens Than Original

                    By SaxMan

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Focus
                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    I use this lens to shoot wildlife, primarily birds, attached to a Nikon D7100 Body. I had been using the original 80 x 400 lens for many years before buying this new model. This lens does focus faster but frankly, my end image results are not noticably better than the results I achieved with my old lens. And the truth is, I haven't figured out if this end result is primarily related to the camera body, the new lens, or me, the photographer. It could be I'm just not very good.

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                    5.0

                    Very Sharp with Nice VR

                    By Anon

                    from Eastern Washington State

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    This lens is amazingly sharp. It focuses very well in low light. If you photograph very fine print (say at 40 feet) and then magnify the image to the maximum (on a D810 Nikon), the characters remains sharp with a clear view of the paper fibers.This lens is not light. You have a real hunk of glass in your hands but it can be easily moved about or held still.With slow shutter the VR yields motion-free images at speeds that would normally result in blur.I've only owned this lens for several weeks but is definitely a go-to lens for many applications.

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                    5.0

                    Harika bir lens

                    By Metin Cenkciler

                    from Türkiiye

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      I fell in love with this lens!

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                      5.0

                      Hand Holdable 400mm !!!!

                      By SportsPJ

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

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

                        A Sports Shooters go to lens for daytime sports like Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Cross-country, Track, Golf, Tennis, and Football.Fast focus captures the action.

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic Lens

                        By Gabe

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        Amazing lens that is incerdibly sharp throughout the range. Its auto focus is incerdibly fast, and quite despite it misfiring a little often. Its heavier than I would have liked but thats not a huge issue and its something I can work around. I use this lens for sports and nature photography and its perfect for that. Its VR helps alot and could theorectically be used handheld even in low light.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent for Safari

                        By brb

                        from AZ

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Flexible.

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                              4.0

                              Good Lens

                              By KH47

                              from Ravensdale, WA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • The Tripod Ring Is Cheap

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              I bought this to replace my Nikon 200-400mm that I've had for years. I will use this lens mostly hand held for birds in flight, airplane photos and wildlife like whales from a boat.
                              It is much lighter and easier to hand hold then the 200-400, but I do lose a stop or two.
                              So far the lens it very sharp and quick to focus. My only complaint is the tripod ring which seems very flimsy and will wobble when mounted on a tripod. I may upgrade the ring to a Really Right Stuff after market ring which I assume will be more sturdy with less wobble. RRS makes high quality precision equipment, but they are not cheap.
                              All in all I do recommend this lens, especially for hand held action.

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                              5.0

                              "I would buy this product again and agai

                              By Metin Cenkciler

                              from turkey

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Things That Are Great Abo

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to Clean

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

                              ı lıke thıs lens..

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                              5.0

                              Great for wildlife

                              By Louie

                              from North Carolina

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              Nature photography

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                              4.0

                              Good, but has limitations

                              By Abe

                              from Flushing

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Super Ed Glass

                              Cons

                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Airshow And Railfanning
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              Let me get to the points:1. A very wide range zoom (5X) with reasonable aperture at the far end.2. Optical performance: This is the 2nd Nikon lens feature a Super ED element (the only other product using it is the 200mm F2G) which result in good control in diffraction. Add to it the nano coating makes images reasonable sharp.3. The overall barrel is oversized, this maybe difficult for those who had smaller hands. The zoom range is well damped. The filter size stays at 77mm.4. In lower contrast situations, the AF tends to hunt. Under bright sun or well defined lighting conditions, AF is fast.5. Though relatively expensive, this lens replace either one or two lenses in your arsenal depending whether you have the originl 80-400 (which is not AFS), or it replaces your 80-200 or 70-200, and the 200-400 in one lens. If this is your consideration, you save big bucks by taking just one lens, let alone the weight and space saving you get from it. Especially if you shoot consistently into the 300-400mm range, the one stop difference could be compensated by either setting higher ISO, or take advantage of the VR improved function. If the F 4.0 aperture on the 200-400mm is deemed inadequate, your only option is to go big with the 400mm F2.8G.6. The VR function is quite good,7. Because of its smaller aperture, the darker viewfinder image is to be expected, especially if you are used to the F2.8 or larger aperture lens.8. Sharpness throughout the zoom range is more than adequate for the job.9. For some strange reason, as an expensive lens as this is, the tripod collar is just so so. You may opt for some aftermarket companies that produces either lower profile foot or flip open collar clamp for a more secure fit, but then you have to pay for that, but worth some consideration especially if you have to pack your camera and lens combo tight.10. The Nano coating is a major reason why I get this (also the Super ED element). It works so well that I have no ghost or flare by shooting into the sun.11. The bokeh is quite nice.

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                              4.0

                              Great!

                              By df

                              from Maine

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Heavy
                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              Used mostly for wildlife and outdoor photography. Excellent and clear , new for me am still getting used to it . Notice needs a lot of light. Also, best with tripod or monopod as I'm not steady on handheld.

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                              5.0

                              Increased Options for All Around Use

                              By Wyoming Wilderness Girl

                              from Northern Wyoming

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              The AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm lens offers more options for the photographer who wants to minimize their lenses on extended adventures. I used a 2X teleconverter to increase those options with great results in photographing birds and wildlife at great distances. Definitely need a tripod/monopod when taking long distance pictures. Photos are high resolution and great quality.

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                              5.0

                              Perfect Lens for the job

                              By EvenPar8462

                              from Houston, Texas

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife Photos

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

                                This is a perfect lens for wildlife, sports, travel, landscapes, everything. I am so happy with this purchase. Go buy this lens NOW!!!!!

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                                5.0

                                Exceptional Lens

                                By Tom

                                from Columbia MD

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife Photos

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

                                Upgraded from the 80-00mm f/4.5-5.6D VR lens. No comparison. Much faster. Big improvement over the previous version of this lens. but much more costly. With the improved VR I can now hand hold this lens if needed. Clarity of the lens is much improved. Sharp.

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