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Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor
7.9 out of 10

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Overall 10
10

My new favorite lens. It is larger that I expected

Beardoc, Amazon
10 June 2015
  • Summary: My new favorite lens. It is larger that I expected, but I have gotten used to lugging it on hikes. It does a decent job with action photos if the light is good. I am able to get good focus with hand holding, but a tripod gives greater clarity.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Kay Reamensnyder, Amazon
19 November 2014
Overall 10
10

... just as described and came quickly and arrived in perfect shape. The only thing I'm not crazy about ...

Gail Bates Photography, Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: The lens was just as described and came quickly and arrived in perfect shape. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the collar is stiff and hard to turn for vertical shots. But I think that is common with this particular lens...
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Overall 10
10

I LOVE this lens

Vickie L. Unlap, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: I LOVE this lens. I highly recommend it. Images are sharp, focus is fast. It's been an awesome tournament season.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens, no internal autofocus motor

Acoustic Player, Amazon
2 March 2014
  • Summary: This lens has no internal auto focus motor....so make sure your camera body has one inside. I missed this when ordering. Thankfully, KEH's customer service (Dan) was outstanding in helping me sort through my return. They processed the return quickly and without hassle.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as sharp as I thought!

Bert Becerra "Bert", Amazon
8 October 2013
  • Summary: So far I am disappointed by the resulting images coming out of this lens. In some cases very soft images, not as Sharp as I thought they would be. I have much better results with my Sigma 150-500 mm. This may change when I get used to this lens, may be.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful long range telephoto

Donald Aittama, Amazon
10 August 2013
  • Summary: I take it with me whenever I am in a situation to photograph wildlife. I may also keep it with me for outdoor weddings that tend to get spread out so that I can get the longer telephoto reach.
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Overall 4
4.0

This Review for Birders

Brian C. Copeland "Amazon Addict", Amazon
17 April 2013
  • Summary: I had been birding with a Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 VC zoom that I purchased Used - Like New on Amazon for $340 and wanted to step up to the next level without breaking the bank on an exotic telephoto lens. I purchased the Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 Used - Like New condition here on Amazon for about $900.
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Overall 6
6.0

It may just be me...

Nethetican, Amazon
5 April 2013
  • Summary: I've made some interesting shots, but I've missed more. Working with a dx-body, so no auto focus; it clearly doesn't work well for all situations where I'd like it to work. There's probably still a good amount of operator error, so I'll keep working on it, but even my amateur brain thinks I'll have...
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Overall 4
4.0

Why fair?

Victor-BRA, Nikon
29 May 2012
  • Summary: Well, the 80-400mm isn´t a lens for wildlife photos, because it isn´t sharp and the focus is too slow. I think that the Nikon should do a new one, further if the Nikon make a new one better than the oldest they will increase the number of new photograph with Nikon cameras. Why a think that?
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