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  • Focal length range of 80-400mm

  • G stands for ‘Gelded’, missing an aperture ring on the lens barrel

  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor)

  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion), Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and Nano Crystal Coating

  • M/A (Full time Manual focusing)

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black)  -

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Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens



Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR zoom lens covers an excellent focal length ideal for medium to super telephoto photography i.e., wildlife, sports and action. VR (Vibration Reduction) offers four stops of image correction with a special setting for tripod based photography. M/A (Full time Manual focusing) allows easy switching from auto to manual focusing simply by turning the focusing ring.


The ultimate medium to super-telephoto zoom lens. If you’re looking for a compact, versatile telephoto zoom lens that handles portraiture as well as it handles long-distance wildlife and action photography, look no further than the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. With the broadest focal length range in our super-telephoto zoom line-up, it reduces the number of lenses you need to carry into the field; and expands your handheld shooting capabilities, thanks to Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. Create spectacular photos and HD videos in nearly any light, from nearly any distance.

Any subject. Any distance.

Remarkable versatility and performance

Travel light. Shoot with confidence. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR covers the broadest focal length range of any NIKKOR super-telephoto zoom lens. At 80mm, its an ideal medium-telephoto portrait lens. Create stunning portraits with a medium telephoto perspective and softly blurred backgrounds. At 400mm, its a powerful super-telephoto lens suited to wildlife and action photography, with or without a tripod. For dazzling close-ups with macro detail, get as close as 5.7 feet from your subject and zoom in to 400mm—you'll be amazed by the results!


Sharp, beautiful images in any light

Nikon's VR image stabilization with Tripod Auto Detect

At super-telephoto focal lengths, even the slightest camera movement can cause image blur. Fortunately, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR features Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction technology to ensure every handheld photo and HD video is razor-sharp. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR even detects when you're using a tripod and automatically delivers specialized VR correction.


A lifetime of brilliant performance

Nikon innovations for consistently stunning images

Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have given way to a remarkable new class of NIKKOR lenses. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is among them. From its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing to its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for maximum contrast and minimum lens flare and ghosting, you can expect a lifetime of consistent brilliant performance. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is equally at home on DX- or FX-format Nikon cameras.

*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.


ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass

ED Glass is an optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Super ED glass exhibits an even lower refractive index and lower light dispersion than ED glass, while excelling at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration.


Vibration Reduction

A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.


Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.


IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.


Nano Crystal Coat

An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.


Super Integrated Coating

Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.


A/M

A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.


M/A

Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.


Mount Type

Nikon F-Bayonet


Focal Length Range

80-400mm


Zoom Ratio

5x


Maximum Aperture

f/4.5-5.6


Minimum Aperture

f/32-40


Format

FX/35mm


Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)

20°


Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)


Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)

30°10'


Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)

6°10'


Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.2x


Lens Elements

20


Lens Groups

12


Compatible Format(s)

FX

DX

FX in DX Crop Mode

35mm Film


VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

Yes


Diaphragm Blades

9


Distance Information

Yes


Nano Crystal Coat

Yes


ED Glass Elements

4


Super ED Glass Elements

1


Super Integrated Coating

Yes


Autofocus

Yes


AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes


Internal Focusing

Yes


Minimum Focus Distance

5.74 ft. (1.75m)


Focus Mode

Auto

Manual

Auto/Manual


G-type

Yes


Filter Size

77mm


Accepts Filter Type

Screw-on


Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters

Yes (refer to the product manual for details)


Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

3.8 (95.5) x 8.0 in. ( x 203 mm)

Based on CIPA Guidelines


Approx. Weight

56 oz. (1570 g)

including tripod collar

Based on CIPA Guidelines



  • HB-65 Lens Hood

  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap

  • LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap

  • CL-M2 Ballistic Nylon Lens Case


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5.0

Very nice lens, handheld or tripod!

By BCOLMAN

from Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Still amazed at its performance on my D800 and D810, I've had it for 7 months.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic lens - a must have

By EvenPar8462

from Houston, TX, USA

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Just love this lens. Easy to use, sharp and crisp. You can spend the money for big glass but why?

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3.0

Opps! It's a G lens and did not realize it

By Mark

from Plantation, FL, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

As the owner of a great Nikon fx and also a vintage Nikkormat ftn, I really miss the aperture control ring. The less expensive 80-400 has it and I bought this one thinking that it was an upgrade over the previous zoom. Shame on me for not paying attention. I can't use it with my old film camera, the results on my new fx are excellent.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock Solid

By Blues2cool

from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

Very well constructed sharp at close to 400 mm. I consider this a must have lens for wildlife and day light sports. It focuses fairly quickly on my D 700 and I don't consider it a soft focus. At 46 oz it requires a monopod or a tripod to keep it steady. When possible I shoot at higher shutter speeds 500 and above. If your wondering should I buy this lens or should I spend the really big money for the F2.8 200-400 if you have 6000.00 by all means get the F 2.8. But this lens does a great job I feel like with a little care it should hold up just fine.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great compact lens

By Bob512

from Homer Glen, IL, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

I bought this lens for wildlife and landscape photography. Before I had a chance to really test the lens a Coopers Hawk presented itself. The photo is taken THRU a window with a D7000 at a distance of about 30 feet. ISO 1250, f6.3 at 1/320. HANDHELD! I am impressed. The only complaint is the tripod foot.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Lens!

By Fjoe

from Texas, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

Have had this lens for several months and am very impressed with its sharpness, focus abilty and structure. Have shot birds, animals and stll life with much success. Also, works well with a 1.4 TC.

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5.0

Xmas present

By DocP

from Southern California

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

My wife surprised me with this lens for Xmas. Shooting the first day after was a pleasure. This lens is amazing re speed and sharpness, and with terrific VR. Thank you.

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5.0

Love this Lens

By kibbo

from I am an avid amateur who loves photography. I live in Melbourne, FL

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

I already owned the 70-200mm and bought the 20E III to give me a reach of 400mm. Pictures came out soft and not what I wanted. So I bit the bullet and bought the 80-400mm. And am I glad I did. Clear concise shots with a great VR. A little slow on moving objects but that is to be expected. I still get fantastic pictures, you just have to be precise and work your shot. Its heavy but so is the 70-200mm or any other long lense with Nikkor's better glass.

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4.0

New 80-400 lens, nice but not perfect

By malley

from Indianapolis, IN, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens (Black) -:

overall great lens, very sharp images once you understand how to work with it. It does have a very distracting feature when using continuous focus, which is my primary mode in shooting sports. As the lens set moves around as it focus on moving objects, either with or without VR on, the movement of the lens groups causes the image you see in the view finder to jump around as well. I've tested this with three camera bodies - D300, D40, and a new D7100, and also tested a second copy of the lens at the store, and it is very evident in all combinations of equipment. If I was ok with using the 70-200/2.8 and a 2x converter, this may have been the better way to go. Working with Nikon support to describe and check out the issue, so we will see if this is just the way the lens works or if I have a problem. Build quality is great, images are great, a blast to shoot with, but the jumping around is annoying for sure.

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5.0

A Very Special Lens.

By Anonymous

from Sunnyvale CA

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I've had several of the low cost Nikon kit lens long zooms, and got excellent results for what I had invested in them. This new 80-400 mm FX format zoom lens; is a quite different animal; and for me it is a lens to die for. For starters, I am a strictly DX format shooter; with no plans to go to FX, so for me, this is a 120-600 mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom. It's even better than that; because my three Nikon bodies, are the D3200, D7000, and now the D7100. So in the D7100 crop mode, I have a 160-800 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. As good as this lens is wide open in the FX format, it is quite fantastic, in the DX and DX crop modes of the D7100 body. The expected performance from the published MTF curves, is fully realized, with the D7100 in crop mode, using the central sweet area of the lens field of view. I know how to take fuzzy pictures; this lens lets me take razor sharp pictures, and I don't hesitate to hand hold it for those bird shots. I also have the 1.4x telextender lens, for when I really want to get out there. It's a little heavy; that comes from being full of fancy optical glasses. I recently packed it plus two bodies, and three other lenses, on a four mile round trip hike to photograph the juvenile elephant seals at Anno Nuevo Preserve, in California. That also included toting a robust tripod as well. By the end of the hike, I had figured out how to carry it all. The total weight was not a problem, and I have already burned up more than my allotted time , on this planet. Cost wise, this lens was a stretch for me; but actually it is about the most Top Tier Nikon Optics you can buy for this amount of money. You pay double to get a better, but less versatile lens. I'm still learning some of the tricks of using this lens, but it has far exceeded my expectations, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lens to any Nikon enthusiast, and especially to DX afficianados.

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