Reviews and Problems with Nikon 400mm f/2.8G ED VR AF-S
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15 May 2014
Summary: WOW. Seeing is believing and now I am a believer. The Nikkor 400 2.8 is one remarkable engineering marvel. I am simply astounded by this lens, a super-fast and super sharp u201cinstrumentu201d.
Summary: We recently acquired this product after reading and pondering the Amazon reviews and other reviews. Overall our experience is near the consensus: this is one very fine piece of glass, but you can't imagine how big and bulky it is until you have it out of its case and start to use.
Summary: I have been a staunch Nikon supporter for the last 4 years. I purchased this telephoto lense for a dual Safari adventure to Kenya and South Africa. Although I purchased this used on Ebay this lense is phenomenal. It is quick and precise.
Summary: I have had this for a while. It gets beat around in the back of my SUV and I have had no problems with it. The image this produces is exceptional and for wildlife in low light situations there is nothing better. When I first received it I was not prepared for how heavy it was.
Summary: I had to get a big lense. Call it ego call it Want or desire.. I had no idea what it would do for my photography. I have shot stuff with this thing that only I had dreamed of. Super crisp super clear.. Cons. Heavy ... DUh.. you almost need a sherpa to carry it.
Summary: It is hard to improve upon the best, but somehow Nikon is trying to do it. Whether the new Nikon 400mm is worth the extra money remains to be seen, but I have to wonder why Nikon felt the need to issue a refresh for this lens when there are so many other Nikon lenses that need a refresh.
Summary: Optically, this lens is without peer. But if you haven't seen it in person, it's shockingly big and heavy. Much of the weight is at the end of the lens away from the camera, which makes it difficult to hand hold this lens stably.
Summary: This is one of the best lenses that I own. It's sharp and fast focusing. I love it. Be warned, it's heavy but I knew that when I bought it. If weight isn't an issue, this is the telephoto lens for you.
Absolutely extraordinary lens for wildlife & sports/action.
Michael L. Cappy, Amazon
19 August 2011
Summary: Yes its big, bulky and heavy but that's what it takes to get a fast 400mm lens. I have not yet put the lens through its paces on the extremes but it promises to be ultra fast and sharp with the VR feature a real benefit by a couple of stops. The only criticism i have is with the front glass cover.
Summary: I am an avid bird photographer, using a 300mm F/4 nikon with TC-14E II. I had been thinking about upgrading to the 300mm f/2.8, but since I always shoot on a tripod, I decided to go one bigger, and get the 400mm f/2.8. This is a HUGE lens.