Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Telephoto zoom lens for Nikon SLR cameras
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Item #: 0542208
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Your sailboat cruise has arrived at another fascinating port of call. Now that you're outdoors on solid ground, you're going to want a lens that covers some distance while still having some versatility. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is a great choice when you want a lens that takes you from classic candid portraits of family members to the steel drum player on the deck of that impressive luxury cruiser across the bay. It's compatible with both full-frame and DX-format digital SLRs, and even works on many legacy Nikon film cameras. On DX-format cameras, the effective focal length becomes 120mm - 600mm, so the reach is truly impressive when fully zoomed-in.
Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction system will make it possible to grab sharp pictures, even when zoomed-in and hand-held. It even senses when you're using a tripod and engages a special mode to complement that type of shot. And the Silent Wave Motor autofocus system will acquire your subject quickly, quietly, and efficiently.
When it's time to go back on board, this Nikkor 80-400mm lens slips into its included ballistic nylon carrying case so it stays safe from the elements, scratches, and dings.
I have only had this lens for a couple of weeks but have already fallen in love with it.
Pros: Very fast and accurate focus and true to the colors I have shot.
Cons: Very heavy but I'm still able to handheld shots. Disappointing tripod collar.
Perfect with my D800, easy to use,Only have had this for two weeks so have just tried it around the yard and woods. Great focusing speed and accuracy, image stabilization seems right on and pictures have been clear and vivid. I bought this to replace the 70-200 mm F2.8 vr II lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR has so far taken a good choice for wildlife, but also fun closeup / bokeh and scenic photography. The lens produces sharp, true-color photos. Virtual reality work particularly well . So far I've been very satisfied with the lens.
Pros: very fast autofocus, excellent image quality.
Cons: A bit heavy, but this was expected,
I got tired of waiting for Nikon to update this lens a few years back and purchased a Sigma 150-500mm. The Sigma is a good lens that is well worth the price which is one third of the cost of the Nikon 80-400 AF-S but it can't compare to the sharpness and focus speed of the Nikon. I was able to focus on a bird that I could barely see in the viewfinder as it sat in a bush that would have confused most autofocus lenses.
Pros: Sharp Fast focus ( as fast and accurate as the Nikon 24-70)
Cons: Expensive Poorly designed tripod collar. Reason to drop to 4 stars.
I was supposed to complete my trinity lens collection but this lens was released. It is as sharp as the 70-200 2.8 vr2 and also as expensive. A truly great lens.
Pros: 400mm at a great price
Cons: Bulky and heavy
|Maximum Aperture||F4.5 (W) - 5.6 (T)|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years with registratio|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years with registratio|
Overview: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a 5x medium to super-telephoto zoom lens that is suitable for portraits or long-distance wildlife and action photography. It is designed for use with either DX-format or FX/35mm format cameras. When mounted on a DX-format camera, the angle of view is reduced to 20°-4°, and the focal length range is equivalent to 120-600mm.
Tripod Collar: The lens includes a detachable, rotating tripod collar. When shooting with a tripod, you should attach it to the collar, not to the camera. Because of the size and weight of the lens, the tripod collar provides better balance. When the collar is attached, you can rotate the lens 180°, with three marked positions: 0°, 90°, and 180°.
Vibration Reduction (VR): The lens is equipped with Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, which reduces blur caused by camera shake. When VR is enabled, the range of available shutter speeds is increased (including speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than those without VR), and permits hand-held, tripod-free photography in a wide range of situations. You can enable Vibration Reduction by using the VR On/Off switch, and choose between Normal and Active VR using the Vibration Reduction Mode switch. Both switches are located on the barrel of the lens.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare, by enhancing light transmission.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus. The ultra-fast and ultra-quiet autofocusing makes this an excellent lens choice for shooting video.
Internal Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
Focus Mode Switch: The lens includes a 3-way Focus Mode switch on the barrel of the lens. In the M/A position, Auto Focus can be over-ridden by rotating the focus ring to focus manually. In the A/M (Auto-Priority Manual) position, the sensitivity of the focus ring has been altered (requiring farther rotation) to reduce the possibility of accidental changes to focus due to unintentional operation of the focus ring. The M position allows for full manual focusing.
Focus Limit Switch: With the Focus Limit Switch, you can determine the focus distance limits for auto focus. If shooting subjects at close range (5' to 19.69'), the switch should be set to Full. However, if your subject will always be at a distance greater than 19.69', you can obtain faster focusing by setting the switch to "∞-6m."
Lens Construction: The AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm lens is constructed of 20 elements in 12 groups, including 4 ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) lens elements for maximum sharpness and minimum chromatic aberrations, 1 Super ED lens element, and lens elements with a Nano-Crystal Coating to prevent internal reflections.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, which renders a softer, more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
Lens Hood: The lens comes with the HB-65 bayonet-type lens hood. The hood adds approximately 4-1/4" to the overall length of the lens. You can invert the hood and snap it onto the lens for storage, if desired.
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
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I used mine to take images of the full moon 2 nights ago. It works well if you use proper technique. [ JOHN Sep 10, 2014 ]
yes this lens would be a great lens to take pics of the moon. just have to make sure your settings are right..and the outside light sources dont interfere with your shot. have fun shooting! [ LORINO Sep 10, 2014 ]
I have never tried it but I would imagine that on a suitable tripod and the right conditions the lens should give spectacular results [ MAURY Sep 10, 2014 ]
I purchased this lens mainly for taking shots of wildlife. I have experimented a little bit with moon shots. I took a look on the web to see what others have done with the lens taking shots of the moon, and the results look very good. Do a search on Flickr or Google, and you will see how well the lens did on moon shots. [ WALTER Sep 10, 2014 ]