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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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May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 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. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

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On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 85/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR from 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 People really like the size and usability. The reliability and design also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

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 (

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


Where you buy your gear matters. You expect to get what you ordered and you want to pay a low price for it. The retailers I recommend below are the ones I trust for my own purchases. Get your Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens now from:

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (

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...

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


Optically this lens is excellent, producing very sharp photos on both full-frame and sub-frame cameras even at wide-open apertures throughout the zoom range. Other image quality factors like chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting were all well...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Jesse Will (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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

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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


Color of product:Black
Mounting type:Bayonet

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):4.5 - 5.6
Closest Focusing Distance:59.1 / 68.9 / 90.6
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):30 / 30.10 / 30.15 / 30.2
Diagonal angle of view (min):12.3 / 4 / 6.15 / 8
Focal length range (f-f):3.15 - 15.7 / 3.15 - 7.87
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Internal focus (IF):Y
Lens mount interface:Nikon F / Nikon-AF
Lens structure:16/11 / 17/11 / 18/14 / 20/12
Lens structure (elements/groups):16/11 / 17/11 / 18/14 / 20/12
Lens Type:Telephoto / Telephoto zoom
Maximum aperture number:22 / 32 / 40
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 4.5
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Reproduction ratio:0.2 x / 0.24 / 0.24x / 0.2x / 0.42
Zoom capability:2.5x
Внутренняя фокусировка (IF): Yes

Other Features

Carrying case: Yes

Packaging Content

Bag included: Yes
Lens hood: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Nikon
Compatible products:CL-43A\nHB-7\nLC-77\nLF-1 / HB-24\nCL-M1\nLC-77\nLF-1 / Nikon
Lens hood: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Ultrasonic motor (USM): Yes

Technical Details

Optical Zoom:5

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:3.43 / 3.46 / 3.58 / 3.76
Filter size:3.03
Length:6.73 / 7.36 / 7.99 / 8.15
Weight:2.87 / 3 / 3.46 / 3.48