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
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.
- Type of Lens: Type G AF-S
Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Filter Diameter: 77mm
- Focal Length: 80-400mm
- Closest Focus Distance: 5.74' (Auto Focus), 4.92'
- Focusing Method: Internal focusing (RF) system,
AutoFocus using a Silent Wave Motor, manually by a separate focus ring
- Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32 (at 80mm); f/5.6 to f/40
- Aperture: 9-blade, rounded
- Focal Length Scale: Graduated in millimeters (80, 105,
135, 200, 300, 400)
- Focus Distance Indicator: 1.5m to infinity (∞)
- Lens Construction: 20 elements in 12 groups (including
4 ED lens elements, 1 super ED lens element, and lens elements with a
- Angle of View:
- FX/35mm Format: 30° 10' to 6° 10'
- DX Format: 20° to 4°
- Dimensions: Diameter=3.8", Length=8" (8.616"
- Weight: approximately 56
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.