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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  • 5

    Greatest lens

    Posted by photobear on February 23, 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Useable quiet autofocus perfect for nature shooting

    Posted by Henk on November 14, 2019

    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!

  • 5

    6 years with this lens

    Posted by Nikonophile on July 28, 2019

    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.

  • 5

    Sharp, Compact, Light, Fast.

    Posted by SantaMonicaShooter on February 22, 2018

    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.

  • 5

    A Great Tool

    Posted by Ejay64 on September 29, 2017

    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.

  • 5

    Exactly what I expected

    Posted by Bill3 on May 31, 2017

    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.

  • 5

    The question of quality with Nikon refurbished products

    Posted by Reflections on May 13, 2017

    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.

  • 5

    My Go To lens

    Posted by JamesPics on April 30, 2017

    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.

  • 5

    Amazing lens! Great investment.

    Posted by AnnJamesPhotos on April 2, 2017

    Bought this lens as an upgrade to my 55-300mm. Only negative thing about it, it´s quite heavy but worth it. It´s great at any distance and amazing for wildlife, I get that extra reach that I needed. I don´t use a tripod much but I do handheld quite a bit and this lens sure holds up to it.
    It´s worth the money, pricey but in the long run you´ll have some amazing photos. After reading reviews and some research I´m glad I bought this lens. It is my go to lens. I would definitely recommend buying this if you are thinking about it, it´s a great investment.