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8.2 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 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. My experience with KEH & Dan was so good that I bought another lens from them without looking anywhere else. Absolutely recommend this seller!
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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. I hope so anyway since I have invested quite a bit on this baby.
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Overall 6
6.0

focus speed

david ubach, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: lens is good for clarity but too slow on focus for wildlife shooting. i returned the lens for this reason.
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Overall 6
6.0

It is a good lens, sharp ...

cameraone, Adorama
15 April 2011
  • Excerpt: It is a good lens, sharp but very slow focusing. It would be an ideal lens for bird in flight shooting but cannot focus fast enough. On occasion the focusing will jam and refuse to focus until you take it off a subject anf aim at other subjects near and far. .
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent lens...

Mlebout, Adorama
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Decent lens, but can be a little too soft in certain situations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Lens, Poor Execution

Sports Photographer, Adorama
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: shooting kids action sports requires a lens that is capable of a wide range of zoom lengths with good optics. The Nikkor 80-400mm looked like the perfect lens. Granted the f/stop range was rather limited and it does not lend itself to low light photography but with most of the sports I shoot being during the day I accepted that limitation. When the lens arrived I was excited to try it out. Almost from the very moment I pressed the shutter I was disappointed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Lens, Poor Execution

Sports Photographer, Nikon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: shooting kids action sports requires a lens that is capable of a wide range of zoom lengths with good optics. The Nikkor 80-400mm looked like the perfect lens. Granted the f/stop range was rather limited and it does not lend itself to low light photography but with most of the sports I shoot being during the day I accepted that limitation. When the lens arrived I was excited to try it out. Almost from the very moment I pressed the shutter I was disappointed.
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Overall 6
6.0

A wasted opportunity

351t-bird, Ebay
2 March 2011
  • Summary: This lens drives me crazy. One of the best Nikkors ever made, optically speaking, but one of the worst when it comes to its mechanical construction. This lens is so weak that it's hard to see a week expire without seeing one on eBay that's broken at the mounting flange. That's because all of its weigth is supported by just four thin "ears" on the internal tube, where the mounting screws are fastened.
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Overall 6
6.0

Some Resevations.

lewski, Nikon
31 July 2010
  • Summary: The first one of these I recieved locked up and would not work. After some research and persisitence I returned it and it was quickly replaced with a new one. Excellent support and responce. I was very happy. The one I got and have kept works well--- except if you are zoomed all the way in to 400mm it will not auto focus. If you back out just a touch say 398mm it works fine. Why??? I don't know. I did not not want to go through returning it a second time .
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Optically, Slow focusing and stiff zoom

cyulav, Adorama
30 July 2010
  • Excerpt: I've used this lens for a couple of years now and while I've been happy with the optical performance the slow screwdriver autofocus is out dated makes this lens unsuitable for photographing most moving targets. Other negatives - the zoom control is extremely stiff and after a day at an airshow your wrist will ache! The zoom range of 80-400 is superb for aircraft photography!
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