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The ultimate medium to super-telephoto zoom lens.

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If you’re looking for a compact, versatile telephoto zoom lens that handles portraiture as well as it handles long-distance wildlife and action photography, look no further than the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. With the broadest focal length range in our super-telephoto zoom line-up, it reduces the number of lenses you need to carry into the field; and expands your handheld shooting capabilities, thanks to Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. Create spectacular photos and HD videos in nearly any light, from nearly any distance.




ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
IF Lens
Nano Crystal Coat
Super Integrated Coating
A/M
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Two photos of a wild cat, one a close up portrait, the other of the cat's mouth open in a yawn taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Any subject. Any distance.

Remarkable versatility and performance

Travel light. Shoot with confidence. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR covers the broadest focal length range of any NIKKOR super-telephoto zoom lens. At 80mm, its an ideal medium-telephoto portrait lens. Create stunning portraits with a medium telephoto perspective and softly blurred backgrounds. At 400mm, its a powerful super-telephoto lens suited to wildlife and action photography, with or without a tripod. For dazzling close-ups with macro detail, get as close as 5.7 feet from your subject and zoom in to 400mm—you'll be amazed by the results!
photo of a train silhouetted against an orange sky taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

Sharp, beautiful images in any light

Nikon's VR image stabilization with Tripod Auto Detect

At super-telephoto focal lengths, even the slightest camera movement can cause image blur. Fortunately, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR features Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction technology to ensure every handheld photo and HD video is razor-sharp. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR even detects when you're using a tripod and automatically delivers specialized VR correction.
Photo taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR of a bullet train in the foreground and mountain in the background

A lifetime of brilliant performance

Nikon innovations for consistently stunning images

Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have given way to a remarkable new class of NIKKOR lenses. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is among them. From its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing to its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for maximum contrast and minimum lens flare and ghosting, you can expect a lifetime of consistent brilliant performance. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is equally at home on DX- or FX-format Nikon cameras.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
ED Glass is an optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Super ED glass exhibits an even lower refractive index and lower light dispersion than ED glass, while excelling at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
A/M
A/M
A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR 4.6 5 32 32
Great lens. Significant improvement. This is great improvement to the older 80-400. Focus is almost instantaneous and tack sharp. Great results right out of the box. Recommend without reservation. Attached photos are from first use. July 27, 2015
Excellent Image Quality I have put off buying this lens, because I did not see any compelling online photos which convinced me of the quality of the image. I am planning a trip soon where I would like to have a single "does it all" zoom to simplify packing equipment for my carry on. To shoot up to 400mm, I have been using the Nikon 70-200 ED VR-II with the Nikon TC-20E III 2x teleconverter, which has given me some great shots. I was looking to reduce having to carry 3 pieces (camera + TC + Lens). I have also been concerned from time to time about having to connect a lens to a converter to the camera, although I like using the converter as a way of keeping dust out of the inside of the camera body. That's a whole different discussion. Back to this review. After researching as many opinions as I could, I decided to take the chance, since I could pay a re-stocking fee and return it if I really didn't like it. The only negative experience I had, was when the lens first arrived, the rear lens cap seemed to be glued or totally stuck by vacuum to the back of the lens. I used a rag, and with a little persistent effort, the cap came off. I can't say what was holding it so firmly, but would suggest that the folks at Nikon take a look at that as I have seen one or two other complaints online citing the same issue. Overall, the lens is about the same length as the 70-200, and weighs a few ounces more. The diameter of the lens is large, but it is easy to handle and hold. The zoom is barrel rotation, and tight. Auto-focus allowed me to shoot handheld in certain conditions and subjects at 400mm at f/5.6 all the way down to 1/40s, albeit results were mixed. I had no difficulty handheld at 400mm f/5.6 at 1/160s. I did not require a tripod unless trying to shoot the moon surface at night. So to the real point of taking the time to say a few words. You can find all kinds of reviews online. I don't need to re-iterate any of those, except to speak to two of the negative comments I kept reading, which kept me from buying. One - Yes, the lens has more plastic than some of the other lenses. I have to say, this was not noticeable to me, and contributes to keeping this lens light weight for this kind of capability. Two - there seemed to be a LOT of negativity about the tri-pod mounting ring. The only thing I found difficult with it is that I tend to use the mount to hold onto the lens, and this one is a little shallow for me to fit my fingers between the mount and the body of the lens. If you don't like it, it is trivial to remove. I decided to post some of my experimental shots which I captured the day after the lens arrived. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.In all cases, these images were captured on a Nikon D800 and were minimally adjusted in Camera Raw for lighting and contrast, and then processed using Photoshop, where the only change to the photo was mild sharpening using the high pass filter at about 1.3 px setting. I thought about posting the unsharpened images, but I think it is more compelling to demonstrate what a final, finished product can look like when captured by this lens. I am very pleased with the lens, and plan to use it as a primary lens for travel and scenic shots. July 6, 2015
Excellent Very fast autofocus, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR delivers outstanding results every time, and brings an exciting new frontier to portrait photography. Very well built, and can easily be hand held for portrait work. Combined with an AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III, I have an excellent 160-800mm VR lens. Be prepared to manual focus when using the TC-20E III. June 15, 2015
Excellent Execution Let me start by saying I own this lens and the fantastic 200-400 f/4 VR. The 80-400 is ideal for travel, and hiking, whereas the 200-400 a bit cumbersome. The 80-400 is nearly half the weight, but similarly impressive in terms of optical performance. Beautiful, color rendition and sharpness at all focal lengths. The build is strong and competent and quite capable of withstanding hash environments. The collar works, but I would consider it an overall disappointment on an otherwise fine lens. I swapped my collar out for one by RRS, which is much better. The VR is amazing! I have handheld at 400mm and 1/3 sec., on my Df, and produced images that are quite usable. The price may seem high to some, but I believe it is worth it. I recommend this lens without reservation! February 14, 2015
Outstanding safari lens I debated long and hard between the new 80-400 (which had just been released) and the 200-400 for my D800E before leaving for an East African safari. I had the chance to try out the lenses side-by-side at the camera store, then went home and compared at very high resolution on a large monitor. With each lens stopped down one stop, if there was a difference in sharpness, it was beyond my ability to see, even at maximal pixel-peeping resolution. The major advantage of the 80-400 was its being half the weight and size (and, of course, much less expensive). In the field, the lens did not disappoint. I used a bean bag for most shots, but also did some hand-helds and was very impressed. I used it on a D7100 body to gain the extra DX reach, and even used it on both bodies with the TC-14 II teleconverter. The only thing you give up with the 80-400 is being able to shoot at 400 mm at f4. Since the best time for game viewing is often during early morning or near sunset, this was a minor inconvenience. However, with the fantastic high-iso resolution of modern DSLRs, this was easily compensated for. One piece of advice that also helped me decide was to get whichever lens I would feel most comfortable using, not just on safari, where you spend most of your time in a vehicle, but for my other pursuits, e.g. hiking. No question that the not having the extra 4 lbs to carry around made the difference. This is an awesome lens. January 6, 2015
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can you use a teleconverter with this lens?

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I have used this lens with th Nikon 1.4x teleconverter. It autofocuses. It fits. The results were sharp.
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The press release for this lens says, "Additionally, alongside a 1.4x teleconverter, the lens can be expanded to an f/8 aperture to retain compatibility with the AF system on the most recent Nikon D-SLR cameras."
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Use the lens with D7100 = 120-600mm f4.5-5.6 + 1.3 crop = 156-780mm. It is always better not to add more glass. Stay way from the TC and use a DX camera.
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Just checked on imaging.nikon.com and is says:
"AF is possible even with a 1.4 teleconverter when attached to an f/8- compatible camera "
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I understand that at f/5.6 the lens would still autofocus with a newer Nikon body able to focus to f/8 - but that's no different than the old lens that was also f/5.6 at 400 mm.

But the old one would not mate up with a Nikon 1.4x in that the metal tabs prevented them from connecting together (unless tab filed off etc.). So you were left using Kenko 1.4x and the result wasn't worth it.

What I don't see in the specs or press release is whether the new one will PHYSICALLY accept the Nikon 1.4x. Am I missing that? Would love to know!!!
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Yes, according to specifications the nikon TC-14e is compatible for a maximum aperture of f/8 at maximum zoom.
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I just received my new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm 4.5-5.6 G ED zoom lens and I have some concerns, which I hope you can answer:

First, the barrel rattles! Is it suppose to that? It seems something is loose inside and when I look through the front of the glass, I can see some of the glass moving. None of my other VR lenses - 28-300, 70-200 or 80-400 rattle, nor did my older 80-400 VR lens do that.

Second, when I turn on the camera with the lens attached, the lens makes three to five clicking sounds...even when I turn off the autofocus and VR on the lens and the Autofocus on the D4, it makes this clanging noise. When I look through the viewfinder as it is making this noise, the scene is moving up and down. When I press the shutter button half way, it clicks and stops, but the scene jerks down before becoming clear..

I'm thinking this is a defective lens.
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My guess .... It's a deffective lens ...or it may have taken a huge jolt during shipment that the VR ring elements are loose . What you describe with the scene jerking before becoming clear is a VR mechanism issue ..
Return or repair .
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Just got my replacement for the one I wrote about earlier and it's great! Solid, sharp and silent. Much better than the older model that came out 12 years ago. Now that I have this one and I was able to return the first one that I got, I'm very impressed with this lens. Thanks Nikon!
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Nope, that was not the reason. It was doing this after I had turned it off correctly. And the elements in the barrel should be that loose. It has been returned to the store and new one on the way. Hopefully, it was just a bad one in the mix. Will know when the new one arrives today. thanks...
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Just received mine. Definitely no noticeable clicking. Nor the kind of rattle you describe. I DO see this in the manual... "Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens while vibration reduction is in
effect. If power to the lens is cut while vibration reduction is on, the lens may rattle when shaken. This is not a malfunction, and can be corrected by reat- taching the lens and turning the camera on." Could it relate to your noise? I'll get to heavily use this first of next week and will reply again after that experience...
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How can I get a user manual for AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR lense. I tried downloading it form your site but I get a page not available.

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http://download.nikonimglib.com/archive1/SJsLp00vjQGt00S4lYx522EV6C90/AFS80-400_4.5-5.6GEDVR_(7C_DL)01.pdf
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This is still the older lens not the newer AF-s G lens.
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The link given connects you to the AF VR Zoom-Nikkor ED 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D lens manual. What is the correct link for the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR manual?
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You can find the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR lens manual here: http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals...
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Will the TC14, TC17, and/or TC20 Teleconverters attach to the new 80-400

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the compatibility table has been updated & shows that all 3 of these tc's are compatible with this new lens so long as it is used with one of the newer cameras that support AF at f/8.
That would be nice, but I don't understand how the TC20 tc will be able to autofocus even if the camera supports AF at f/8.
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FWIW, that lens is not listed on the compatibility chart
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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TC14 will work with the right body, must be autofocus capable at f/8 max aperture.
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New 80-400 AF-S: Tripod mount shown. Is it supplied?

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I have seen write-ups stating that the tripod mount is supplied, and others stating that it is not. Is it supplied with purchase?
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Tripod collar is included, but I personally don't like it. The foot is not removable which gets in the way of handholding. There are third parties that make a metal collar with a removable foot.

Or, it's actually not difficult to remove the tripod collar altogether for handholding, and replace it later..
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Tripod foot is supplied.
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How does the lens shoot in artificial light i.e. football field at night?

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While the aperture of this lens only goes down to f/4.5 keep in mind that you can make up for this by going to a higher ISO setting so this would make the lens useful at night time sporting events. I always use a higher ISO setting even in the day time so I can keep the shutter speed high to decrease the effects of camera movement. I get excellent results and until you get into the really higher ISO settings the grain is not that much of a factor or at least something you would be concerned with for sporting event photos. While I haven't used this lens for sporting events I have had some amazing results shooting wildlife. The printed photos are awesome.
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This lens is not the type of lens you would want to shoot a sporting event at night with. The articles in the link below explains why.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

More Learn & Explore Articles.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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Why is it so much more expensive than the model it replaced?

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What does this lens have to offer that caused a $1100 price increase? I have waited years for thi snew lens and now it is way out of my budget.
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As of August 2014, both lenses are in the catalog. As this lens is supposed to have better optics, focuses MUCH faster, and has VRII, they can charge a premium for it. Simple law of supply and demand.

For many purposes, the older lens will work, just not as well.
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Better glass, silent wave motor, internal focusing upgraded VR.
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Use with Teleconverters

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I see remarks about using the TC14, but nothing about the TC17 and TC20. If on does not mind using Manual Focus, will the TC17 and TC20 operate with this lens? Will the TC17 and TC20 'damage' the lens? My purchase decision is contingent on the ability to use the TC17 and TC20 without damaging the new 80-400 lens.
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The lens works great with the TC14. I personally don't like it with the TC20 due to dim viewfinder, but it works fine.
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The lens is compatible with Teleconverters TC-14E , TC-14E II , TC-17E II, TC-20E, TC-20E II, and
TC-20E III.
With TC-14's, autofocus is available only with cameras that offer f/8 support.
With TC17's and TC-20's, autofocus is not supported.
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is AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III compatible with D800 and new 80 to 40 lense

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Yes, it will. There are some compromises. The viewfinder will be pretty dim, and it will be hard to do anything in dim light. Autofocus is barely functional, and you'll only be able to do a good job of manual focus in bright light. Optical quality goes down, but is still ok. You will have a high f/stop, meaning slower shutter speeds and/or higher ISO. But the 800 has great high ISO performance. At 200mm your minimum f/stop is f/11. I actually was able to get it to autofocus when I had bright room lighting at 200mm lens setting. But it took a lot of work and it hunted and would usually settle out of focus.

If you are shooting bright daylight, it'll be ok as long as you are ok with The trade offs. By mid-afternoon or in the shade, you'll be making compromises. In dim light it's probably not worth it.

I usually save my TC20 for lenses with apertures f/4 and bigger. I just don't enjoy using it on this (or the previous version) of this lens. But it does work.
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Not with the lens no.
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Can a close up filter be utilized with this lens for more macro?

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Presently using with D800 and wondered if I could increase the utility for more macro work.
 
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You can use a third-party close-up lens, though most of them are not very good, especially in larger sizes (77mm) like this lens requires.

Another major camera company makes a close-up lens, called a 500D (the 'D' it vital) that has a decent reputation, but it is expensive-about 3 times the cost of most other close-up lenses. What makes it better and more expensive is that it contains more than one lens element, to help cancel out aberrations introduced by single element close-up lenses.

I have not used this lens, but have never hears of major complaints about it.
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No, Nikon does not have any close up accessories that are compatible with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (2208).
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