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Overview: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL
ED VR lens is a high-quality super-telephoto lens that is the
definitive lens for sports, news, and wildlife photography. It is designed for
use with FX/35mm format cameras, but is compatible with DX-format cameras. It
comes with a 1.25x teleconverter to give you the equivalent of a 1000mm lens. On
a DX-format camera, the equivalent focal length is 1200mm, and 1500mm with the
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.
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 3-way VR switch, and choose between Normal VR,
Active VR, and Off.
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 (19.69' to 32.81'), the switch should be set to Full. However, if
your subject will always be at a distance greater than 32.81', you can obtain
faster focusing by setting the switch to "∞-10m."
Lens Construction: The AF-S Nikkor 800mm lens combines
advanced NIKKOR optics and lens technology with a dust- and water-resistant
magnesium alloy body. Optically, the lens has 20 elements in 13 groups,
including 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) lens elements for maximum sharpness
and minimum chromatic aberrations, 2 Fluorite elements (lightweight optical
material), lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings and 1 protective glass
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped an electromagnetic diaphragm
mechanism for highly accurate aperture blade control when using auto exposure
during continuous shooting. The lens has a 9-blade, rounded diaphragm that
produces outstanding bokeh.
- Type of Lens: Type E AF-S lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Focal Length: 800mm
- Filter Diameter: 52mm (slip-in type)
- Closest Focus Distance: 19.36'
- Focusing Method: Internal focusing (RF) system,
AutoFocus using a Silent Wave Motor, manually by a separate focus ring
- Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
- Aperture: 9-blade, rounded
- Focus Distance Indicator: 5.9m to infinity (∞)
- Lens Construction: 20 elements in 13 groups (including
2 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal
coatings and 1 protective glass element.)
- Angle of View:
- FX/35mm Format: 3° 10'
- DX Format: 2°
- Dimensions: Diameter=6.3", Length=18.2"
- Weight: approximately 10.1 pounds
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.