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8.3 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 8
8.0

worth the money

Jack, B&H Photo
10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Everytime I use this lens I am amazed at the quality, sharpness and color optained.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Make sure your camera has the built-in autofocus

Mike Handley, Amazon
29 December 2013
  • 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. While one can focus it manually, the lens is so sensitive, doing so takes precious time -- enough to allow wildlife to move or disappear. You can still get a money shot of a bird or squirrel, but you'll have to work hard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens

David, B&H Photo
17 May 2013
  • Excerpt: wide rang of coverage. smaller than other 400mm lens. easier to take with than 200-400mm for travel. slow AF. old AF, manual focus switch.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens if you know its weaknesses

NSL, B&H Photo
27 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens if you know its strengths and weaknesses, and use it accordingly. The image quality of the lens is quite good up to 300mm. It then starts to degrade, and is noticebly soft at the edges above 350mm when used with an FX sensor based DSLR. Nevertheless, if the subject is primarily in the center of the frame, the quality of the image will be high.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Focal length range, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Soft Focus At High End
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent in good light

Geno, B&H Photo
9 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens primarily for an upcoming safari trip. I could not afford the latest version so took advantage of the Nikon discount. I have rented this lens before and tried it out at my local zoo. On a clear day this lens produces excellent shots. In fact, for me, they were as good as those I took with a rented Nikon 70-200 f/2.8. On an overcast day, or even late in the day, my shots begin to suffer.
  • Pros: Crisp With Good Light
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Lens

Sam I am, B&H Photo
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Purchased for nature photography. Using on a DX format body so have extra zoom capability. So far it has yielded sharp images handheld. It's heavy, so am also using a monopod.
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Replacement 80-400

Knm52r, B&H Photo
14 February 2013
  • Excerpt: My go to lens , the 80-400 recently started malfunctioning. I do a lot of wildlife and nature photography...this ia my go to lens which needed to be replaced prior to a trip to Hawaii
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

New 80 - 400 Nikkor VR Zoom

Hank, B&H Photo
11 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Amateur use. Enjoy family portraits and some wildlife. See attached image of young Deer in a field. Zoom to 400mm, equivalent 600mm on D7000 handheld 1/60 at ASA 400 braced on a fence. VR is great.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, New To Vr And It Is Nice, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy, Not Too Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Focussing issues, otherwise great lens

Remco Douma, Amazon
8 February 2013
  • 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. Focussing is slow, and what is worse, sometimes it cannot focus at all and then get "stuck" at one end. The only trick I've discovered to fix that is to zoom out, focus again and then zoom in again.
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Overall 8
8.0

good lens for outdoor photography

iscoti, B&H Photo
3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens to take wildlife pictures and landscapes and I am very satisfied with it´s perfomance and the quality of the pictures. It´s useful for register the my wildlife exploration trips and the luminosity is good if you compare with the other options in the market.
  • Pros: Clear, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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