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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens

BH #NI80056 • MFR #2205
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
  • Two Fluorite and Two ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
The king of super telephotos, the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is the longest lens in Nikon's lineup, and with it brings one of the most advanced optical designs along with superior focusing and VR performance and full weather-sealing. The lens construction features a pair of extra-low dispersion glass elements along with two fluorite elements, which enhance sharpness, clarity, and color rendering by reducing a variety of aberrations. The fluorite elements also contribute to a lighter overall weight. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to the optical system in order to minimize flare and ghosting when working in bright and backlit conditions.
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Can I use this lens with my Canon R5?

Can I use this lens with my Canon R5?
Asked by: Jesus
You would need an adapter such as the Urth Manual Lens Mount Adapter for Nikon F / G-Type Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera Body, BH # URULMAFGR. While autofocus will not be available, you can control the aperture on the adapter itself.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-02-28


My specialty is photographing birds in flight. With super long lenses, I often lose shots because I cannot find the bird with the lens because the field of view is so narrow. Does someone make the equivalent of a hot-shoe mounted spotting scope for long lenses like the 800?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon DF-M1 Dot Sight does not appear to be listed on B&H ... You can find it on Nikon's sight if you look for it. It appears to be similar to a red dot reflex sight used in pistol/rifle/shotgun sports, but it mounts in the hot shoe. Nikon lists it at $174.95.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2022-12-01


This product comes with a 1.25X teleconverter...Is this required to get to 800mm?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it is not. The lens is 800mm without the teleconverter. The AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED is also included with the lens to further extend the effective focal length to 1000mm f/7.1 (FX format).
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2022-12-06

Another solar eclipse is coming next year. I was ...

Another solar eclipse is coming next year. I was wondering if anybody has experience with this lens for solar eclipse photography. Is there a compatible solar filter for this lens
Asked by: Alexander
The outer diameter of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens is 6.3 " / 160.02 mm. This solar eclipse filter fits it,
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-08-23

What is the extent and reason for refurbishment?

What is the extent and reason for refurbishment?
Asked by: Michael
Thank you - I just purchased this lens refurbished and added the drops and spills plan. The price was great and so long as it delivers good autofocus I'll be happy. Thanks to BH for the great customer service help on the phone.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2020-01-17


I am considering purchasing this lens. With the supplied TC installed, how many AF points are available with the D4s or D810? How are the points grouped or spread out?
Asked by: Michael
All the points as any other prime lens I have used. I use this lens on a d-3x , d-800 and a d-810.It performs the same with or without it's dedicated tc. You have to make sure your firmware is updated on each of your bodies. Check Nikon s website for free download of firmware if necessary.Hope I helped you. Sorry about the delay as I was away for awhile.Regards,Tony Kuklis
Answered by: TONY K.
Date published: 2019-08-18

Can I use any other teleconverter with this lens?

Can I use any other teleconverter with this lens?
Asked by: Barbara
Yes. You can use any of the Nikon teleconverters.
Answered by: Drew
Date published: 2022-12-06


What is required to use this lens for the solar eclipse?
Asked by: Blaine G.
The sun.
Answered by: Gregory
Date published: 2023-01-29
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