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

BH #NI8040045GED • MFR #2208
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/40
  • Four ED Elements, One Super ED Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Summing up several telephotos in one convenient zoom, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a versatile lens covering portrait-length to super-telephoto focal lengths. Characterized by an advanced optical design, this lens uses one super extra-low dispersion element and four extra-low dispersion elements to noticeably reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range for improved clarity. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to control flare and ghosting in order to increase contrast and color accuracy in bright and backlit conditions. A Silent Wave Motor AF system produces fast, near-silent focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording, which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual focus ring. Further contributing to photographing in fast-paced situations and difficult lighting, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Overview

Summing up several telephotos in one convenient zoom, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a versatile lens covering portrait-length to super-telephoto focal lengths. Characterized by an advanced optical design, this lens uses one super extra-low dispersion element and four extra-low dispersion elements to noticeably reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range for improved clarity. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to control flare and ghosting in order to increase contrast and color accuracy in bright and backlit conditions. A Silent Wave Motor AF system produces fast, near-silent focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording, which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual focus ring. Further contributing to photographing in fast-paced situations and difficult lighting, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops.

Portrait-length to super-telephoto zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 120-600mm equivalent focal length range.
One super extra-low dispersion element and four extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by four stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rotating tripod collar benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters.
UPC: 018208022083

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

Focal Length80 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View30° 10' to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance5.74' / 1.75 m
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design20 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.76 x 7.99" / 95.5 x 203 mm
Length at Maximum Extension10.2" / 259.2 mm
Weight3.45 lb / 1570 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.05 x 7.55 x 7.55"

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

Sharp, rich, impressive images.

By Stanley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

I have used this lens for about 3 months and I find it to be versatile, sharp and easily managed. It always seems to be in my bag. The AF is quiet and fast. Frankly, the resolution is better than I expected from a zoom. I put it on my D850 and have only taken it off once. For some reason, this lens and camera are a great match. I rarely use my tripod for wildlife with this lens. The VR is excellent. The weight and size are modest, so the lens is great for travel. The lens is sharp from 80 to 400mm. I am writing now because i just received yet another wow comment from a pro to a posted image. Additionally, I bought the Kirk collar and recommend it if it is within your budget. It is simply an addition that enhances your experience beyond the cost of it.

Great lens

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

The lens will focus fast and give tack sharp pictures. I did a trade-in with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. The trade-off was a lens with twice the focal length (400mm) but with f/4.5-5.6 Since I travel and wanted the extra focal length capability, this was a good purchase.

14-24, 24-70, 80-400 Is The Best Setup Going On

By Guy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-19

When I bought my D850 I put together some prime lenses and then the standards, a 14-24 a 24-70 and then took a detour from the standard set up of getting the 70-200. Instead I bought this 80-400 in its place. Well I am happy to report that I have definitely not made the wrong choice. I get an extra 200mm reach plus good vibration reduction a sharp ED lens and other settings not found on the 70-200. It is definitely the way to go for a three lens, one bag, setup.

This is a great lens.

By Ivan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-16

Super sharp and very fast AF. Great range. Built solid. Use it on my Nikon D850.

Excellent wildlife lens

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

Nikon continues to make long range telephoto lens smaller and better quality. Its reasonably close focusing distance and long reach give it great flexibility. The f/4.5 is sufficient for the new cameras with the high and relative noise-free ISOs.

Purchase of 80-400 Nikon lens

By John D
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-24

Love the lens and service

Great lens

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

Replaced my Nikon 200-500mm telephoto and lens and lost 3 lbs of weight to carry!

great lens

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

Love it....much lighter than my old Nikon 200-500 zoom I would recommend getting the Kirk collar to lower the profile/ CG

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