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Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
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212 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 87/100 and experts rate this product 67/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 80-400MM F4.5-5.6D AF VR LensNikon AF VR NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus VR Zoom Nikkor Lens

May, 2016

Expert review by: Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR Nikkor Review Round-Up

 

The Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR is a decent performer but it also comes with a few glitches. Optically the lens shows a very good but not exceptional resolution characteristic except at 400mm at wide-open aperture where the borders could be a...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Nikkor

 

A 5x super-telephoto zoom with Vibration Reduction, ideal for hand-held shots of wildlife.

Good build quality; Vibration reduction; Not too heavy

Chromatic aberration at 400mm

May, 2010

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR D - Review / Lab Test Report

 

The Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR is a decent performer but it also comes with a few glitches. Optically the lens shows a very good but not exceptional resolution characteristic except at 400mm at wide-open aperture where the borders could be a...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Nikon AF-VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

 

This lens from Nikon fits in the group known as long telephoto zooms. With a zoom ratio of 5x, the lens is not pushing the optical laws too far in its capabilities and with its 3 ED elements and the help of Vibration Reduction technology (VR) we take a...

Good performance at the wide end.; VR works on static subjects.; Build quality is good and handling is natural

Pricy for the performance

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Nikkor

 

This super telephoto zoom from Nikon costs around £1168 and has a Vibration Reduction system that should allow hand-held shots to be taken at shutter speeds thee stops lower than without. The lens is an older design, and such doesn't have a motor...

Good build quality; Vibration reduction; Not too heavy

Optical performance not as good I I would expect from a lens of this calibre; Slow autofocus; Fiddly manual/autoocus control; Chromatic aberration at 400mm

Nikon appear to be in the middle of revamping their line of professional quality lenses at present, and I would imagine this focal range will be high on their list.

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Nikon AF-VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

 

This lens from Nikon fits in the group known as long telephoto zooms. With a zoom ratio of 5x, the lens is not pushing the optical laws too far in its capabilities and with its 3 ED elements and the help of Vibration Reduction technology (VR) we take a...

Good performance at the wide end.; VR works on static subjects.; Build quality is good and handling is natural

Long end performance disappointing.; VR not suitable for moving subjects; Pricy for the performance

For the price, Nikon should do better and this lens is probably due for an upgrade. The performance at the long end is disappointing to say the least and the vibration reduction has long since been superseded. Despite this, the lens is a capable...

Consumer review by: Magiver (cameraworld.com)

One of my favourite lenses

 

I always have it connected to my cam body.

Consistent Output ; Durable ; Easily Interchangeable ; Fast / accurate auto-focus ; Rugged ; Strong Construction

Heavy ; Poor in Low Light

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Marvin (cameraworld.com)

Excelent product

 

I love close ups.

Consistent Output ; Fast / accurate auto-focus

Heavy

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Forever Knight (slrgear.com)

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR Nikkor review by Forever Knight

 

This lens is weakest at 400mm but is helped greatly by stopping down to f8. At 330mm, it performs very well closed down just one stop.

Sharp, reasonable size for it's range

not AFS

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ppk (slrgear.com)

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR Nikkor review by ppk

 

My hunch was that the 70-300 VR was a good lense, but that the 80-400 VR would be better. For those of you with this same thinking - go ahead. I have found that the old 70-210 f4.0 AF from the 90's is indeed sharper and with less color problems than...

Very bright, good contrast and substantial build

heavy, slow focusing, battery hog

Jun, 2010