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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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    What's Included


    • Lens hood (HB-65), ballistic nylon lens case (CL-M2)
    • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens
    • Owner's manual
    • Snap-on front lens cap (LC-77), rear lens cap (LF-4)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 20)

    Features


    Compatible with a variety of Nikon DSLR cameras

    Works with any Nikon FX or DX-format DSLR camera with an F-bayonet mount. Also compatible with most Nikon 35mm SLR cameras.

    Telephoto zoom lens provides detailed photos from a distance

    Throw backgrounds out of focus, grab detail and capture vivid close-up shots of distant subjects.

    80–400mm focal length

    This versatile, long-range zoom lens covers a broad range, enabling you to capture the perfect image from various distances.

    f/4.5–5.6 maximum aperture

    Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in the shade and on cloudy days.

    Vibration Reduction image stabilization

    Allows you to shoot at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower without image blur. Ensures dramatically sharp still images and HD video capture, even for handheld shooting.

    SWM (Silent Wave Motor) ensures smooth, precise focusing

    Utilizes ultrasound vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing.

    ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

    M/A focusing mode

    Allows you to switch from manual to automatic with virtually no lag time, by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.

    Internal Focus for fast, smooth autofocusing

    Allows for a more compact, lightweight construction and a closer focusing distance without changes in the lens barrel length.

    Advanced lens coatings for improved optics

    Nano Crystal Coat antireflective coating produces fine, clear images even under bright sunlight or indoor spotlights. Nikon Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare.

    5.74' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 77mm filters

    Compatible with screw-on filter types.

    Accessories included

    Comes with a hood, lens cap (front and rear) and case.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Expensive & heavy, but worth it

      Posted
      kmrc1

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Lens........

      Posted
      WesternSky
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great lens

      Posted
      RMphoto
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I sold my Sigma 150-500 to get this lens. This lens is terrific in so many ways. It's relatively compact compared to other lenses in this category and fits a mid size camera bag. The Sigma didn't. I had to carry it in it's own bag. The weight is managable and I've made very sharp handheld shots. Something I couldn't do with the Sigma.The filter thread is 77mm, the standard size on majority of FX lenses. All my major Nikon lenses are 77mm so I didn't need to buy additional filter sets (ND, polarizer). the Sigma was 86mm. The only thing I didn't like is the small lens collar so I bought Kirk's larger collar. Now the more important stuff; auto focus is swift and the picture quality is flawless. This lens met my expectations in every way. Other than the minor collar issue, two thumbs up to Nikon for this great lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great lens

      Posted
      Eagleeye

      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 :-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      awesome results

      Posted
      Christy4499
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      In Love With Lens

      Posted
      hornet1969
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Lens for what it was made to do

      Posted
      Shamujoe
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Beauty and the Beast

      Posted
      sm29
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on August 15, 2016
      Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
      The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens offers the convenience of a long range and doesn't show a lot of distortion, but images lose some crispness when zoomed all the way in.Full Review
    • LensTip.com (UK)Szymon Starczewski on August 4, 2015
      Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
      In 2000 Nikon launched the Nikkor AF 80–400mm f/4.5–5.6D VR, the first lens of that producer which was equipped with an image stabilization system called Vibration Reduction (VR). Although they boasted about 3 EV stops efficiency, in reality itFull Review
    • The-Digital-Picture.comBryan Carnathan on March 24, 2015
      Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D AF VR Nikkor Lens Review
      While I hope to create a full Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D AF VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and contentFull Review
    • PDN OnlineJesse Will on November 7, 2013
      Lens Review: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
      A well-regarded telephoto zoom lens gets a much-needed update, making it sharper and more stable.Full Review
    • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.6 out of 5July 3, 2013
      Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Review
      Optically this lens is excellent, producing very sharp photos on both full-frame and sub-frame cameras even at wide-open apertures throughout the zoom range. Other image quality factors like chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting were allFull Review
    • photocrati.comPhotocrati Staff on April 2, 2009
      Nikon 80-200mm f/4 AI-S Review Round-Up
      This is the best manual focus telephoto zoom for Nikon. Of course if you can find one of the huge (95 mm filter) manual focus 80 - 200mm f/2.8s don't let me stop you, but for my bag I'd get one of these if I wanted a manual focus tele zoom. … READFull Review


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