AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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Travel light and shoot with confidence. Capture beautiful portraits with softly blurred backgrounds, then zoom in with super-telephoto power and capture nature, sports and more. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
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AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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very good lens for long distance focusing, does not do well with chain link fence up close though but from a distance shoots straight through it.
I use this lens to shoot birds in flight and roosting, mainly with a DX body (D500). I have found this to be one of the sharpest lenses I´ve ever owned. The auto focus is very good.
i have used the original Nikkor AF 80-400mm for a little over 7 years and have always been frustrated by its slow and noisy focussing. Even butterflies would disappear before focus was reached; some birds would complain! This model has nice fast and quiet focus, so no more lost shots. As a bonus: it appears to be sharper than the old model as well!
I have been shooting Nikon lenses for many decades, and shooting with this lens for over six years. It has performed flawlessly! Color, contrast, aberration control and sharpness for its 5X range is utterly astounding. Big, BIG congratulations to the optical, mechanical and electronics teams for their superb understanding and balance of the issues they faced and their incredible solutions, and the management who probably approved the design/performance parameters. Much newer competition, given the same challenge would not be able, in my opinion, to match Nikon´s achievement. This is what separates Nikon apart from all the others! Keep up the great and innovative work, Nikon! The world is waiting.
Used to see these kinds of lenses as sort of amateurish. Got one from NPS a few months to give it a try on a golf tournament. Wow! Loved it. So sharp, fast focusing and easy to carry. The fact that it´s so lightweight compared to a 400 2.8 or 200-400 makes it so much easier on the body. Sure it doesn´t blur the background as much as a 2.8 but it gives you so many more options than a fixed lens. I would have preferred the lens to have a fixed tripod collar because if you´re not careful you run the risk of the lens sliding out of the collar, but you quickly develop habits to ensure that this doesn´t happen. And I love the zoom barrel locking button.
This lens is expensive, but worth it. I got mine used, and so cut the cost a bit. Even so, I have had no problems with it, and it has produced some fine images. On my DX camera it has the field of view of a 120-600mm lens. I love it.
Was looking for a telephoto lens that had the range this lens fills, 80/400MM. A very well made product which has proven its self to me with the many photos I´ve shot with it. Worth the asking price.
I have been a dedicated Nikon user for 40 years. This is my first refurbished Nikon product namely and 80 to 400mm g lens. Upon receipt of the lens I examined it very closely regarding any imperfections in the material and workmanship of the refurbishment . I was astounded that the product looked as good as any factory ´new´ lens. With the first tests of the lens, again I was very pleased regarding its performance and true Nikon historical excellence.
I bought this lens from a friend who wanted to purchase a 200-500 for Birds. I am a nature photographer so the big zoom range, lightweight, compact body was a major attraction. Since the day I received the lens I was impressed. I use it in conjunction with my 300 f2.8 vr2 that I always use with the TC 2.0iii. The image quality is very good, light to use, very flexible, great as a hiking lens. I shoot day events, family shoots and sport with it. On a recent trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa, I was restricted to take 1 camera and 2 ´´lightweight´´ lenses. I took the 24-120 f4 and the 80-400 with D810. Coming back from the trip I seriously questioned some of my equipment choices. It is a very good lens. I have a very good copy and is sharp, focus is fantastic. The first lens I pack for a trip.
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