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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
9.4 out of 10

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

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Overall 9
Design 10
Value for money 9
Features 10
Performance 10
Picture quality 10

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Review

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3 October 2013
  • Summary: Overall this is a really impressive lens. Its only real drawbacks are its high mass and substantial price but these are also factors that arise directly from the amount of technology that is packed inside. Potential buyers who want a cheaper alternative may be tempted by the previous-generation version but those who want the best will have to dig deeper to afford the AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR – and should be rewarded with many years of top-flight service as a...
  • Pros: 5x zoom range; Sophisticated VR system; High MTF results; Fringe-free images; Reliable AF system; Focus limiter; Weatherproof design; Tripod mounting collar
  • Cons: Rather heavy; Costly
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Overall 9

Nikon NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Review

31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Of all the lenses in Nikon's range, their 80-400mm offering has been long overdue an update for quite some time. The old lens had a reputation for being slow slow and clunky. Thankfully this new lens couldn't easily be labelled as either of these thanks to the inclusion of a silent wave autofocus motor, Nano-Crystal coating to help control flare and Vibration reduction technology. However, it does cost around £2200.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness, Fast silent focusing, Very low CA, Low distortion, Weather sealed, Effective VR system
  • Cons: Could be considered expensive at current prices
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