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

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

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Fred Harwood, Amazon
9 May 2015
  • Summary: Yes, pricey; yes, weighty. However, my most-used lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

Barbara Bohn, Amazon
24 February 2015
  • Summary: It's a little havior than I expected. But on a tripod it handles well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Lens

KH47, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this to replace my Nikon 200-400mm that I've had for years. I will use this lens mostly hand held for birds in flight, airplane photos and wildlife like whales from a boat. It is much lighter and easier to hand hold then the 200-400, but I do lose a stop or two.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: The Tripod Ring Is Cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but has limitations

Abe, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Let me get to the points: 1. A very wide range zoom (5X) with reasonable aperture at the far end.2. Optical performance: This is the 2nd Nikon lens feature a Super ED element (the only other product using it is the 200mm F2G) which result in good control in diffraction.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction, Super Ed Glass
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Great!

df, B&H Photo
11 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Used mostly for wildlife and outdoor photography. Excellent and clear , new for me am still getting used to it . Notice needs a lot of light. Also, best with tripod or monopod as I'm not steady on handheld.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy this product

Mili, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Exceptional constant output. Real value for money. Ideal for wildlife and sport photography.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good lens, poor Amazon packing

J. Elliott, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: I have had this lens for about 7 weeks and primarily using it for nature and birding. Overall, it works well, but does hunt for focus more than I would like. It is also a tad softer in sharpness than expected. It is still a good lens, but overpriced as others have mentioned.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tele

RP "RSP", Amazon
17 May 2014
  • Summary: This is a huge heavy lens. You need to consider that when you take off to shoot. It is heavy to carry and change lenses. Tripod or a Mono is a must (in my opinion). I guess you can rest it on something....but it all takes thought. I am happy for what it is and what it does...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens

Fish_Man, B&H Photo
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens fits the bill for me.I need something lightweight in the field that gives a nice zoom range because when your not shooting birds you don't need or want 400mm.80mm is a perfect walk around focal length that I use often.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 80-400 new version

David www.dlmills.smugmug.com, B&H Photo
6 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I find this lens to be significantly improved over the older version 80-400 vr lens which I found to produce quite soft images. The new version takes noticable sharper images than the old version, but still not as sharp as those taken with my 200-400.
  • Pros: Sharper Pics Than Old Ver
  • Cons: Heavy
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