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

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.58211;5.6G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens: Shoot any subject, any distance with an all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that captures beautiful portraits just as easily as it captures breathtaking wildlife and action photos. The 400mm focal length delivers an impressive level of detail over long distances, with images enhanced by vibration reduction for blur-free handheld shooting.

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Expensive & heavy, but worth it Posted by: from: Churchville, NY on I bought the original version of this lens that came out many years ago and didn't like it much. The VR didn't work very well--in fact, it often created ghost images in my pictures when I used a slow shutter speed. Also, the focusing mechanism was old technology so it was slow and noisy. This new version of the lens fixes those problems. The Silent Wave Motor focusing is fast, quiet and precise. Also, the VR works much better, and I've gotten good shots at 400mm with a shutter speed of 1/125. Of course, you'll want to take a lot of shots to ensure you get a good one (but with digital, that's just fine). The lens is heavy--make no mistake--3 lbs 8 oz. If you're going to be carrying it for any distance you'll want one of those padded camera straps. Even with one of those, I often end up carrying the camera/lens combination in the crook of my arm rather than let it hang from my neck. I did not give any rating on durability because I haven't had the lens long enough to make an informed judgement.

30 out of 30 found this review helpful.

Awesome Lens........ Posted by: from: Florida on After many months of deciding on whether to buy this lens, or just continue to use my Nikon 70-300 VR lens, I finally broke down and purchased it!. WOW does not describe the capabilities of this super lens. Amazingly fast auto focus, great VR (vibration Reduction) even when shooting at low speeds. Clarity of the digital shots is amazing. This is a world class lens. My 70-300MM is going to be handed down to my daughter. If you are serious about wildlife photography, birding, the everglades, and that trip to Africa don't wait. Currently Nikon is offering a $400.00 rebate on this lens. Now is the time to nail this one. This lens is worth ever dollar spent.

17 out of 17 found this review helpful.

Great lens Posted by: from: on I have only used this lens for 11 days and have been impressed with the clarity I'm getting from pic's when hand held. I used this with a D7100 set ISO 1000 at the San Diego Zoo on Sat. and was amazed with the pictures. I'm pretty steady but will generally have a few pic's that are out of focus from movement. Out of over 400 pic's I had 1 out of focus pic. I'm looking forward to see how this lens does with birds in flight :-)

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

awesome results Posted by: from: on super results, my first semi expense dive in. At first it seemed a little large and heavy, you will need a big/ sturdy tripod and head for it, which is not always practical. However, I used it on a pontoon boat on the slough... hand held and it was amazingly easy. photos were good. Realizing that this is the lower price bracket for the 300 to 500 that everyone else was shooting with, I was amazed with the ease of use and results. great stepping stone !!!!!!! and maybe the forever choice.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Great Lens for what it was made to do Posted by: from: on Love this lens. Much faster than the D lens. This G lens seems to be a little sharper and definitely faster in focusing. Great for either tripod or hand held. Used it at an airshow hand held and worked great. Just a bit heavy, but easy to handle. The pictures shown was from an airshow and taken with an 80-400mm Nikon G lens.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Nikon's Best Quality Zoom Available Posted by: from: Polk City on The reviews on this lens are the best. The internal motor is quiet and fast focusing. The stabilization is second to none. The sharpest zoom available. Edge to edge sharpness is incredible. This lens separates the amateur and the professional. Worth every dollar.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

In Love With Lens Posted by: from: on This lens has exceeded my expectations. My plans were to buy another lens that takes macro pictures besides this one. However, as I'm learning to use this lens, I am finding that I can take excellent macro pics with this. The VR works great. It's very easy to use. I can take pictures of the moon handheld at 400mm. Pictures are very crisp. Great resolution. Very fast focusing, so great for taking action shots. The only real cons are that it's a heavy lens and it's an expensive lens.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Nikkor 80-400mm zoom Posted by: from: on this is an excellent lens that compliments my original 18-55mm lens. It is relatively easy to handle for weight and ease of adjustment without a tri pod. it takes excellent pictures and is fast enough to stop action photographing planes landing or other action sports events.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great lens for sports and wildlife photography Posted by: from: on This lens is sharp and fast focusing. A lot lighter in weight than I expected, but it is a large lens.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Beauty and the Beast Posted by: from: on The lens is a beast but I love it. It's big, a little unwieldy if you have small hands or not a lot of strength but if you can learn to manage it, it's great. I'm petite at five feet and 90 pounds, but I can handhold this lens and shoot fine, just takes some practice. Yes it does chatter when shooting full out but it's not a nuisance, unless you need it perfectly quiet. Doesn't weigh much more than a 70-200 but is fatter. Aperture range is fine for daytime.

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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