Reviews and Problems with Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor
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Great lens, but check to see if your camera requires AF-S for auto focus.
7 September 2014
Summary: Why purchased: I purchased this to go on safari in Africa. Because this is a model with older technology, price was certainly a deciding factor. What I wish I'd known: This lens is great and certainly zoomed in quite far.
Summary: This is a fine lens, certainly capable of reaching out and touching subjects at long distances, but it needs to be paired with a camera that has the built-in autofocus. Nikon probably left that motor off this lens because of its already hefty weight.
Summary: I am just getting started with this lens and will update this review as I become more familiar with it. So far, lens is very sharp and seems to handle well, although it is large & heavy and is best when used on a very solid/stable tripod.
Summary: I use these lens mostly to take photos of birds. I'm generally quite happy with the quality of the photos. You can shoot crisp images with great colors. This lens has a few things I don't like too much though.
Great lens for longer reach! Great value for the price!
2 July 2012
Summary: I bought this lens for longer reach. I like the lens because it has a great range from 80 to 400mm which allows you to shoot a variety of shots. The lens is a bit heavy, but nothing that I couldn't handle. The images are sharp throughout most of the range.
Summary: I bought this lens to use on my Nikon D300S and my Nikon D80. I was using a Nikon 70-300mm zoom, which is a great lens, but I wanted more reach. I do lots of bird protography including some pictures of flying birds. I am happy with this lens.
Excerpt: I always have it connected to my cam body.<br />I shoot wildlife and landscape but I have had great results with it catching the grandkids playing while on Nikon D300. Got it stuck in my car window<br />while trying to photograph a wolf so I missed the shot.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This was a used lens, but showed little signs of wear. Very excellent optics. I purchased this because I needed a telephoto for my Nikon D-300, but didn't really need the VR of the newer lenses, and didn't need any less than a f4.0.
Summary: I agree with most of the other reviewers of this lens. It is big, heavy, slow and way too expensive. However, I have used it to capture some awesome shots coupled to my D80. It's first outing was a trip to the Galapagos, where I used this and and a 18-200 mm as my mainstays.
Summary: Just an outstanding lens. Quite heavy, but great quality. If you have 16,00 dollars you can spend on a lens, this is it. Not a lens you want to shoot without a tripod in most cases but one in which you can if the need should present itself.