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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 81 81
Best Value for a Quality, Portable, Telephoto Zoom Lens This first generation Nikon 80-400mm auto focus zoom lens was Nikon's first vibration reduction (VR) lens. I have owned it for over ten years and it continues to amaze me in terms of optical quality, resolution, and portability. Below is a photo of a Giant Panda taken with a Nikon D700 camera body, a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second, an aperture of f/5.6, an ISO of 200, a focal length of 270mm, an exposure mode of Program, a light meter mode of Matrix, and a white balance mode of Auto. A Nikon SB-800 Speedlight was used for fill flash to enhance the colors of the panda's fur. October 15, 2014
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
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how do i maintain focus on the fast moving subject?

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Whilst shooting animals or birds, what is the best way to maintain focus?
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I would set the focus on Continuous focus and the camera will follow the subject as it moves and keep it in focus. Another method that I use in car and bike races, is to manually focus on a spot in the road that I know that they will be passion, and set up the exposure for that scene. I then face the spot so that my body is parallel to that position and is stable. then keeping my feet placed forward, I rotate my body to where the vehicle is coming, and I am in a somewhat unstable position. then keeping my camera rangefinder spot on the persons head I follow their action until just before my stable spot and press the shutter button. Of course, you can do the same thing using the burst mode. Another way is to press the shutter button down half way on you selected spot, locking the focus and exposure, then rotating your body as before to see the vehicle coming, and they depress the shutter button the rest of the ay when you are pointed in the forward direction. don't forget to follow through in your panning action.
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will this lense work for sports like motocross racing ?
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No it won't, AF is far too slow. You won't even be able to take pictures. The ones you do get will be blurry. This lens is ancient and the AF is pathetically slow. Many of my friends bought it for airshow/aviation photography and never use it because all the AF does is hunt.
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does this work with a nikon d5100

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It will fit but be manual focus only.
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fo' sure!
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Will this AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED work with the new D600?

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Yes it does, D600 has a built in screw drive to focus the AF lens.

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My Camera will not take any pictures when my 80-400 lens is set to any aperture other than the f32.

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I have tried Auto Manual I ahve tried a variety of other settings all i get is this FEE denting some kind of error?
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The aperture ring must be locked at f32, you then control aperture via the camera body.
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  I believe it is a characteristic of all modern Nikon F-mount lenses that have manual aperture rings (The G series lenses, such as the one that came stock with my D3200, don't even have manual aperture rings at all.), that in order for the camera to automatically control the aperture, the aperture ring needs to be set to the smallest aperture.  If the aperture ring is set to anything other than the smallest aperture, then the camera is mechanically unable to set it to any smaller aperture than the one to which the ring is set.  Obviously, this will be a problem in any mode in which the camera expects to be able to fully control the aperture.

  Just leave the lens set at ƒ32, and let the camera handle it.  That's how it is supposed to work.  I assure you that if your camera is working correctly, it will not actually stop your lens all the way down to ƒ32 unless other settings and conditions actually dictate that small an aperture.
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I understand that the 80-400mm AF ED Nikkor has to be manually focused on the D3200, but is auto exposure metering still available?

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The 80-400 does not have a focusing motor and so the camera must have a focusing motor to allow auto focus to occur. The D3200 does not have a focusing motor, so this lens does not autofocus on the D3200. All metering and exposure functions work fine with this lens on the D3200. The only limitation is the autofocus.
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The only thing that won't achieve is auto AF, besides that everything else is available.
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Will the AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED work properly with all it's functions with my Nikon D90? Which functions may be limited?

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This lens is fully compatible with the D90.
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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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Is this lens compatible with a teleconverter?

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Is compatible with the TC-201 (vibration reduction mode is not effective and only manual focus is available.
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Will the AF VR 80-400 Auto Focus with a D60?

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No, sorry but the D60 requires AF-S type lenses.
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Will this lens(AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED) properly function with the new D7000?

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Yes, all function.
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When is Nikon coming out with a long awaited AF-S version of this lens??

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Thanks for your question about Nikon products. Unfortunately we cannot speculate about future products until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com
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Will all the functions of the lens work with a D3100 camera body?

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I have a D3000 Nikkon, the auto focus feature does not work making use of this lens, the variable apperture settings of the lens are also not compatible with the D3000 model. Will the D3100 be the next level up to allow all of the lens features to work?
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D7000 would be the next step, it has a built in motor drive for the lenses. D3000, D3100, D5000 and d5100 do not have a lens motor and you must use AF-S or AFS-DX lenses in order to auto focus.
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Can you use a Teleconverter without loss of AF?

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Only TC-14, TC-14AS, TC-200 and TC-202S can be used with this lens.
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CAN I USED THAT TO MY D5100.....

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It will not autofocus, your D5100 does not have a built in lens motor. Look at zoom lenses designated AF-S instead of just AF the S means the lens has a built in focus motor.
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will this lens work with a d7000?

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Will this lens work with D3200?

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Will not autofocus. The D3200 does not have a lens motor and neither does this lens. Look for lenses that have a -S after the AF, it means the lens has a focus motor.
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Is the new d3200 compatible with the auto focus 80-400 ed lens ?

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No, it will not autofocus. The D3200 does not have a built in focus motor and neither does this len. You need lenses with -S after the AF designation. (AF-S)
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Is this lens compatable (will all functions work) with the Nikon D800?

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when will there be a replacement for this lens.?

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This lens is prety much outdated. Slow focus, no SWM and no IF. It will be nice if this replacement is 50-500mm to counter Sigma, Tamron lens in this area.
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Nikon cannot speculate about future products until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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Hi there, Will this lens work with D600? I use this with my D80 and planning to upgrade D600

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Your D7000 has a built in focus motor but the D60 doesn't.
This lens will autofocus on your D7000.
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With which Nikon DSLR cameras will the AF of this lens work?

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The AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens will only autofocus on cameras that include a focus motor. The Nikon DSLRs with focus motors are:

D1-series
D2-series
D3-series
D4
D50
D70
D70s
D80
D90
D100
D200
D300
D300s
D600
D700
D800
D800E
D7000

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Will the AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400 autofocus on my D300s?

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comparison of D7000 and pixels

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.JoeR, one more question why does the D7000 have less pixels than the D3200? with my VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED i am thinking the d7000 but why are the pixels 16.2 ? and the less expensive D3200 has 24.2 pixels.
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Answer: 
The D7000 is a older than the D3200. I wouldn't be concerned about the megapixels unless you are doing very big enlargements and cropping the photos. The D3200 is a nice entry level camera but doesn't have the features of D7000.
Go to Nikon's website and you the compare tool.
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Shooting kids soccer game with 80-400mm in Nikon D7000 in Mono Tripod

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Hi,
What is the best selection to take great pictures in kids soccer game with the Nikon D7000 and Mono Tripod with Nikon 80-400mm lens?
What do I need to select to get better photos and allways focused whell?
VR ON _ _
VR ON _
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The Autofocus is allways On or I need to manual focus?
Thank you.
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If its on a monopod and taking action shots then turn VR off as it will not help, apart from that there is not much that can be helped with as all situations are different, depending on lighting etc etc, but as a guide start off in aperture priority at about 5.6 and see what the results are like, if not then try in shutter priority.
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Will this lens work well with the new D 7100 and its DX format?

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Yes, will work just fine.
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I just got my new D5200 and was thrilled.....until I mounted my AF 80-400mm VR lens and found that it WILL NOT WORK with the D5200, except in manual focus mode. Unfortunately, I did not find that bit of information anywhere in the promotional materials for this hot new camera body before purchasing it. Now, I either have to pay a restocking fee to return it to the dealer, or buy a new lens.

So, is there a VR lens in the 80-400 mm focal length that will work?

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The 80-400 is an AF lens not AF-S, therefore it will be, as you have found out, manual focus on the D5200
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is the af vr zoom nikkor ed 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 compatable with the nikon d5200

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When I take a picture with the 400 mm lens it does not come out clear, even thou the image I see through the vieew finder in cristal clear, I reset the camera to factory setting (reset shooting menue) and the pictures come out the same, on all modes.
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The older AF version does not autofocus with the D5200. Neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors. You would need the newer AF-S version in order to autofocus, the -S designation means the lens has a built in silent wave focus motor. Although the D5200 is not listed this applies:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16436/~/what-lenses-can-i-use-on-the-nikon-d5100,-d5000,-d3200,-d3100,-d3000,-d60,
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Will this 80-400mm lens work on the Nikon D-3000?

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Manual focus only, neither the lens or the D3000 have focus motors. You need lenses with a AF-S or AF-I designation as they have built in focus motors.
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