Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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james ramakka, Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: After 6 months I had to send the lens to Nikon for warranty repairs along with a 2 month old D7100 body, both of which began having problems at the start of a 10 day photo safari. Auto focus would stop working at apparently random times during the day. The camera had major problems with erratic exposure settings between multiple shots of the same subject in the same light as well. Eventually it lost the ability to change AF area modes.
Summary: I bought a 80-400, G Series lens and a D7100 body for taking bird pictures. This combination gives me 120-600 35mm equivalent. It replaced a Canon SX50HS (~$500) once I knew my recent interest in birding would continue. The pictures aren't as good as the Canon (24-1200 35mm equivalent). I contacted Nikon, sent them some pictures, and got a response that "I should increase my depth of field". I don't think they really looked at the pictures.