Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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Definitely would buy this lens again!!
Mike Bursavich, B&H Photo
21 June 2015
Excerpt: Got my lens about 2 months ago. Can't say enough good things about it. I use it mostly for wildlife and birds, but have captured some awesome tiny critter images too. (Bugs, bumble bees, butterflies, etc...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excellent Lens, especially for wildlife photography
C. Haas, Amazon
15 June 2015
Summary: I used this great lens on two trips recently, one on an 85' yacht photographic workshop on the Inside Passage in Alaska, and the other on a photo safari in Zambia and Botswana, Africa. I got great shots with it!
Excerpt: I bought this lens in March 2013. I have taken many images with it and have been very pleased with its sharpness, focus speed and especially its durability. The images taken with this lens can be cropped in very closely and it always retains its maximum sharpness.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Finally decided that my 300mm f/2.8 was just too heavy for me to lug around, so traded it in (at B&H) and bought this updated 80-400mm zoom. I had the prior version of this lens [the 'D' version] years ago but gave it to my son.
and it's not going to be the best choice for sports photography unless you happen to be ...
Gregg Smith, Amazon
31 May 2015
Summary: Well this isn't cheap...and it's not going to be the best choice for sports photography unless you happen to be outdoors with a lot of available light, but then I bought it for the reach in doing scenics.
Excerpt: Bought this lens for a couple of holidays. One to Morocco and one to Yosemite. Performed well in both situations. Morocco was a combitrip of bright skies and dark walks through the souks and medinas. It performed equally well in both scenarios.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: This lens is horrible. Sending it back tomorrow. Nothing in it sharp. At infinity useless. I got rid of the old 80-400 for the same reason. Shooting on a tripod with remote release at all f-stop ranges on both manual and auto focus. Simply blurry.