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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
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Nano Crystal Coat
Super Integrated Coating
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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.
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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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Is the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR fully compatible with the Nikon D 40X?
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Yes, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with and will autofocus on the D40X. For additional information on choosing lenses for the D40X please visit: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an....
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Which teleconverters can be used with this lens?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with the Nikon Teleconverters. For information on which teleconverter to use with the lens and camera please see the following link: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

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It is compatible with all current Nikon teleconverters
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According to DPreview, this lens uses the Nikon VR II system.
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Does the lens have a limit switch?

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How far does the barrel extend fully zoomed??

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A couple of inches. 11 inches total length at 400mm
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Is the lens compatible with the Nikon Teleconverters?

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TC14 will work with the right body, must be autofocus capable at f/8 max aperture.
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Does this lenses mate with extension tubes for close ups?

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Yes, it will work with extension tubes just like any other lens, but it is a heavy lens, so you need to be careful and preferably use some high quality, strongly-constructed tubes.
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is the TC20 *really* compatible with this new lens?

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the compatibility table for tc's has been updated to list the 1.4, 1.7 & 2.0 tc's to be compatible with this lens so long as the camera supports AF up to f/8.
Is this correct for the TC20?
Wouldn't the range of this camera go from 4.5-5.6 to 9-11.2 with a tc20, or am I misunderstanding something?
Even at f/9 it wouldn't make any difference if the camera supported af at f/8 would it?
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You have asked this question too many times. Yes it is compatible. Please refer to your lens manual.
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Is the new 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G lens compatible with the TC-20E III teleconverter?

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Here is the compatibility chart:
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what is the length of the lens fully extended at 400mm?

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The AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is approximately 12" long when fully extended.
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is the lens compatible with the nikon D7000

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Yes. AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is fully compatible with D7000
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Is this lens VR or VRII it says second generation VR

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VR II
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Is this new 80-400mm lens without a 1.4x t/c sharper than the Nikon 300mm f/4 with a 1.4x t/c?
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I would say the 80-400 would have the edge.
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Is TC-20E III with AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II a better option.

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I have a D800 and a D800E. would it not be a better and cheaper option for me to buy a TC-20E III Teleconverter for use with my AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II which I already own? I would have autofocus capability at the same f stop as this lens to achieve the same reach.
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I would rent the TC-20 for a few days and make sure you are satisfied with the image quality and autfocus. It will cost around 40-$50.
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Lens was not out yet when the list was made, it has since been added.
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Wildlife : Is it weather sealed ?

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I live in UK ..so lots of rain and moist ...
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Yes, gasket and weather sealed.
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Is the plate on the tripod collar Arca-Swiss?

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I am trying to marry this lens (+camera of course) with an appropriate ball head and tripod. A ball head I am looking at uses the Arca-Swiss standard for its quick-release ball head. Will the supplied tripod collar work with this standard? Any general tips on getting this onto a tripod (like a Feisol CT3442)?

I'll be using this with a D610.
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No, you would need a seperate plate.
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Is this lens certified for the D800?

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What do you mean by certified?, yes it will work just fine on the D800 as will most every Nikon lens.
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My new AF-S 80-400 VR Zoom lens makes a clunking noise when the focus ring is manually rotated fully clockwise or counter clockwise passed infinity or min focus distance; mounted or off camera with VR on or off. Work fine otherwise. No clunking noise noted in auto focus operation.
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Normal on most of Nikon ' s longer zooms.
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The auto fucus is not working with my d5100

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Please make sure that you are using the AF-S NIKKOR
80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens and not the AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED. The AF-S version of this lens has Nikon's Silent Wave focus motor and will autofocus on the D5100. The AF version of this lens does not have a focus motor and will not autofocus on the D5100. Since the D5100 does not have a focus motor, only lenses with focus motors will autofocus on this camera.

If you are using the AF-S version of the lens, confirm that the AM/MA/M switch on the barrel of the lens is set to A/M. Also check the focus mode within your D5100 to confirm that it is not set to Manual focus. Information on changing your camera's focus mode starts on page 39 of the D5100 Reference Manual. A copy of the D5100 Reference Manual can be downloaded from here: http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals...
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Is the lense compatible with the D3000

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Yes, fully compatible with the D3000, the lens has the required focus motor. (-S designation)
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Yes you can, if you can afford it you can use the new 800mm lens.
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How long is the $400 instant savings going on for the Nikon AF-S 80-400 F.4.5-5.6 G ED VR? Will will it end?

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Currently set to expire 3/29/14 unless they extend them again
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D300 doesn't support f/8 auto focus.
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How do I tell which of two lens took a photograph based on the EXIF data?

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How to do I tell the difference based on the EXIF data whether the shot was taken with the 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens or the older 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D lens?
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When using View NX 2, the lens name will appear in the metadata under the section named "Camera Info". However, if the full name of the lens is not listed, to spot which lens is being used it is recommended to look at the VR. The 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D lens does not have VR and the VR selection would be blank. 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR has VR and it will show if it was turned on or off in this section listed under "Camera Info".
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That is quite normal, a lot of lenses have a bit of play in them when mounted.
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This lens apparently is backordered. When will Nikon start to supply its dealers again with this lens?

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Availability varies depending on product popularity but we restock items every day so please check back daily. Authorized dealers can be found by pressing "Where To Buy" on this page.
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Tripod head for 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

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Could you tell me what type of tripod head I need for this lens. I have read about a Gimbal head, but am only familiar with pan heads. Thanks
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Lens isn't really large enough to need a gimbal, get a good ballhead and QR plate (Kirk, Really Right Stuff). Pan head only allows up/down and side to side.
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Is this lens fully compatible with Nikon D90?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is fully compatible with the D90.
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is it compatible with the D3100

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The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with the D3100. In digital SLR cameras, the camera's format refers to the size of its image sensor. Nikon makes a DX-format sensor and an FX-format sensor. The DX-format is the smaller sensor at 24x16mm; the larger FX-format sensor measures 36x24mm which is approximately the same size as 35mm film. The DX-format camera can use both types of lenses (DX and FX) since the non-DX lens image circle is larger than needed on a DX-format camera. To choose a lens with your D3100, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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