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Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 2.0 stops** of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.

3 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass for high resolution and high contrast even at maximum apertures.

VR is automatically detected during panning operation. Two modes of VR: image plane and viewfinder.

Filter does not rotate during zooming.

AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED 4 5 80 80
Extremely useful on the move Most reports on this lens indicated slow focusing and average image quality, and my first hand-held shots of flying birds confirmed it at relatively high shutter speeds (1/800 and more) with VR on. I then took a series of hand-held shoots of still subjects at 400mm from my balcony and I discovered that the images where very sharp at relatively low shutter speeds (around 1/400 and no more than 1/600). That appears to indicate that the VR system needs such a time window to average its effect. On the other hand, this lens does not have a built-in focusing motor, and autofocusing relies on the camera (only Nikon cameras with a focusing motor are compatible with the feature). Autofocusing is indeed slow. Nevertheless, the lens allows for the selection of autofocus ranges, and I found that, with the proper range, and when it has little tracking to do (for example, following a bird that took off from a standing point), the success rate is surprisingly high at 400mm, with very sharp images (DX format). Around 200mm, the images are comparable to best obtained with my other lenses. Although not light, this lens is very well balanced for hand-held shots on a D300 with its power grip, it offers a 12x magnification in the DX format, and the whole set can be comfortably carried, ready to use, in a backpack with a 18-200mm zoom and a flash unit. November 25, 2011
good I like this lens it's range is great. Only thing I would like to see is to make it a bit faster to focus faster. August 15, 2011
Awesome Lens and a great price I just added this lens to my stable of Nikon lenses. It is a great all around lens. I do wildlife photography as well as sports photography. I have found the lens to be a fantastic addition. July 29, 2011
The Best I have owned the 80x400 zoom for several years now and still find it to be an outstanding lens. Its versatility in focal length coupled with VR makes it my pick for wildlife photography. I cannot tell you how many elk, moose, RM sheep, deer and birds I have shot with it and all came out great! July 1, 2011
Excellent lens This lens, for the price, is absolutely outstanding. The stabilisation makes it a cinch to use hand-held for wildlife, and put on a camera with a high ISO (to compensate for the f/5.6 at the maximum zoom) you can get shots in a huge range of environments. On safari I think there are few better lenses. Being able to shoot down at 80mm without swapping lens, but still have a 400mm lens for the long shots is fantastic. Shooting wildlife under canopy the 70-200mm f/2.8 is a better lens, but for general purpose wildlife it is hard to beat this lens. I was shocked by how good this lens was in this role. June 23, 2011
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will this lens work on my D200

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Yes it will work on D700
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