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

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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298 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The design also gets good comments, but reviews about the size and price are different.

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On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and usability are overall positive. The reliability and design also get good feedback.

price, design, reliability, usability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 80-200Mm F2.8Ed Af Zoom Nikkor DNikon 80-200Mm F2.8Ed Af Zoom Nikkor D

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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

 

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens offers the convenience of a long range and doesn't show a lot of distortion, but images lose some crispness when zoomed all the way in.

Strong sharpness through most of range. Long telephoto reach. Optical stabilization. Minimal distortion. Relatively lightweight. Includes tripod collar and hood.

Sharpness dips at 400mm and toward edges of frame. Pricey.

Conclusions The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is a solid choice for photographers who want more zoom reach than is provided by a 70-200mm, but don't want to sacrifice a lot of wide-angle coverage. It's best used in brighter light, making...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

 

While I hope to create a full Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D AF VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management...

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

* Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens

 

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Expert review by: Jesse Will (pdngearguide.com)

Lens Review: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 

A well-regarded telephoto zoom lens gets a much-needed update, making it sharper and more stable.

Excellent upgraded image stabilization; exceptional optical performance through much of its zoom range; smooth, accurate focusing; solid, weather-sealed build

Steep launch price tag

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Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

Nikon 80-200mm f/4 AI-S Review Round-Up

 

This is the best manual focus telephoto zoom for Nikon. Of course if you can find one of the huge (95 mm filter) manual focus 80 - 200mm f/2.8s don't let me stop you, but for my bag I'd get one of these if I wanted a manual focus tele zoom. … READ FULL...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Chick Harrity (digitaljournalist.org)

Nikon 80-400 AF Zoom Lens

 

First, the good news: An 80 to 400 zoom is a wonderful idea. The fact that it is well balanced, lightweight, and sharp adds to the fun. Put it on the digital D1 and we are talking about a 120mm to 600mm zoom-now that's impressive!

Jan, 2001

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

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

 

In 2000 Nikon launched the Nikkor AF 80–400mm f/4.5–5.6D VR, the first lens of that producer which was equipped with an image stabilization system called Vibration Reduction (VR). Although they boasted about 3 EV stops efficiency, in reality it was...

good quality casing ; very good image quality in the frame centre, no matter what focal length you employ ; good image quality on the edge of the APS-C sensor ; slight chromatic aberration ; lack of spherical aberration problems ; imperceptible...

image quality on the edge of full frame should have been better ; too many flares and too low contrast during the work against bright light

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: James (bestbuy.com)

Nikkor 80-400mm zoom

 

this is an excellent lens that compliments my original 18-55mm lens. It is relatively easy to handle for weight and ease of adjustment without a tri pod. it takes excellent pictures and is fast enough to stop action photographing planes landing or...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Birder (warehouseexpress.com)

Best lens I have purchased

 

I use this lens, mainly handheld for wildlife photography I am only 8 stone and 5ft but find it comfortable to use on my D7100 and get beautiful sharp images. There is nothing that I don't like about this lens. My best purchase ever

Durable ; Great Features ; Great Picture Quality ; Simple Controls

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Birder (warehouseexpress.com)

Best lens I have purchased

 

I use this lens, mainly handheld for wildlife photography I am only 8 stone and 5ft but find it comfortable to use on my D7100 and get beautiful sharp images. There is nothing that I don\'t like about this lens. My best purchase ever

Durable","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes
Ultra Sonic Motor:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Nikon F / Nikon/Fujifilm
Camera Mount:Nikon F
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Telephoto Zoom Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Zoom Lens
Usage:Analogue Cameras / Digital + Analogue Cameras
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