Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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Value for money 9
Picture quality 10
Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Review
What Digital Camera
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...
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