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Nikon - AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens
Quick Overview |
Result of VR (Vibration Reduction) is equivalent to using a shutter speed three f/stops faster
* VR is automatically detected during panning operation. Two modes of VR: Image plane and Viewfinder
* 3 ED glass for high resolution and high contrast even at maximum apertures
* Filter does not rotate during zooming
* Lens Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (3 ED)
* Picture Angle: 30°10'-6°10'
* Minimum Focus Distance: 7.5 ft.
* Maximum Reproduction Ratio (Macro Setting): 1:4.8
* Attachment/ Filter Size: 77mm
* Dimensions (diameter x length - in.): 3.6 x 6.7 in.
* Weight (oz.): 47 oz.
* Nikon Lens Hood: HB-24
* Case(s): Ballistic Nylon CL-M1
* Included Accessories: CL-M1 case, Rear and front lens caps

SportsShooter Member Rating | 7
List Price | $1960.00
More Information | http://www.samys.com/product.php?ItemNo=NIKO1996


|| Member Feedback   [add your comments]
Andrew Bright Photographer
Auckland | New Z | New Zealand
Comments | [12/16/06] I tried this lens to shoot motorsport, and seemed like a great alternative to an 80-200 f/2.8 and 300 F/2.8. So much cheaper, so much lighter, so much smaller! And VR! But the screw in-out AF mechanism made it hopeless for moving objects; it's just sooooo slow; I really found it frustrating. If you're a nature guy or a landscape girl, or have a slightly less demanding subject this lens might be great news but it rates as one of my all time worst purchases.
Rating | 5

Cap Hugho Photographer
Ridgecrest | CA | USA
Comments | [10/06/03] I'm surprised that no one has commented yet on this lens...so let me be the first. This (more or less) was Nikon's first venture into vibration reduction (VR). While Canon calls it image stabilization (IS), they both accomplish the same thing, ie, reducing "shake" while holding the lens, especially with long focal lengths. This becomes a great advantage has light levels begin to fall. I bought this lens after a hands-on demo at a camera store. Certainly, by far, not the fastest focusing lens nor a fast aperture but surprisingly small for the range of focal lengths and that's the primary reason I bought it. It fits my needs for most of my current shooting situations. I used it almost exclusively at the Kern County Air Show last week and was very happy with the shots. And, that's probably the most important, ie, I have liked that way the images turn out. It's been a consistent performer, I know its limitations (slow focusing), and it's proven itself in continuous servo mode. is ia lens for everybody, probably not. Within recent years, Nikon has improved its VR technology by there's nothing in this range of focal lengths. Yes, there is a weakness as I see it and it's the tripod collar. Plain and simple, it really sucks by design and function. Sort of an after-thought. I understand that Kirk has recently released a re-engineered tripod collar and I'll give it a look-see and banish Nikons variant to the "round file"
Rating | 9



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