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A marvel of optical design: the groundbreaking 800mm prime.

Introducing one of the most impressive feats of NIKKOR engineering yet—the remarkable full frame AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. Offering sports, news and wildlife photographers the pinnacle of reach and performance, it combines advanced NIKKOR optics and lens technology within a dust- and water-resistant magnesium-alloy body. With Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) providing ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, lightweight fluorite lens elements improving optical performance and handling, Vibration Reduction enabling faster handheld shooting and an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposures during high-speed bursts, the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR sets a new standard for super-telephoto lenses. And with the included AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED, you can increase overall focal length to a whopping 1000mm (1500mm equivalent on DX-format cameras). Conquer distance like never before.


Vibration Reduction
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
Silent Wave Motor
M/A
IF Lens
Nano Crystal Coat
Super Integrated Coating
Fluorite Lens Element
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

Go the distance

800mm super-telephoto power plus an included 1.25x teleconverter

As the longest lens in the NIKKOR lineup, the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR delivers an astounding 800mm (1200mm equivalent on DX-format cameras) of super-telephoto reach with a fast f/5.6 maximum aperture in a rugged, well-balanced design. But for even greater reach, the lens includes a matched 1.25x teleconverter (TC 800-1.25E). This high-performance 1.25x teleconverter has an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element for superior sharpness and color correction, and it increases the lens' overall focal length to 1000mm (1500mm equivalent on DX-format cameras).

Superb optical performance

Superior NIKKOR optics for exceptional results

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is a marvel of NIKKOR optical design. The lens is comprised of 20 elements split into 13 lens groups. The front and second elements are fluorite (a lightweight mono-crystal optical material), which provides superior optical characteristics and reduced weight for balanced handling. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements provide superior sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration, and Nano Crystal Coat (N) reduces ghosting and lens flare throughout the visible spectrum.

Advanced lens technology

Silent Wave Motor, Vibration Reduction and an electromagnetic diaphragm

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is an advanced lens for advanced D-SLRs. Autofocus is powered by Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which uses ultrasonic vibrations—instead of a gear system—for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet, ultra-precise focusing. It also allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with no time lag. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. And for maintaining consistent exposures during high-speed continuous shooting, the lens uses a highly precise 9-blade electromagnetic diaphragm that produces outstanding bokeh under the shallow depth-of-field necessary for separating subjects from the background during peak action photography.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera.
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.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
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.
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.
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 uses ultrafine, nano-sized* crystal particles to eliminate reflections inside the lens throughout the spectrum of visible light waves (380 to 780 nm) in ways that far exceed the limits of conventional antireflection coating systems. Nano Crystal Coat not only solves ghost effects caused by red light, which was incredibly difficult for previous systems. It also effectively reduces ghost and flare effects caused by light entering the lens diagonally. The result: clearer images.
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.
Fluorite Lens Element
Fluorite Lens Element
Fluorite (FL), a lightweight mono-crystal optical material, has excellent optical properties while reducing overall lens weight to improve balance and handling, especially useful in longer focal length lenses.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR 5 5 2 2
One of the Sharpest Lenses ever! It is the sharpest lens in the world, at the moment. Best to use with the Nikon D800E. May 4, 2014
Fast becoming my fvorite lens This is one great lens. I have used it with a V2, D4, D300S and D800E. The images never fail to satisfy me. August 5, 2013
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How is it that the filter thread is only 52mm on AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR?

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Your site says 52mm... the photos seems that the lens seems very large for a 52mm. I can only assume this may be a typo?
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The 52mm filter is cradled in a holder that is then dropped into a slot at the rear of the lens. There is an optional Nikon 52mm polarizer filter that can also be used. I don’t believe anyone makes a filter large enough to fit the front element.
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It's the same 52mm drop-in filter that's used on the 200-400 f/4 VR and the 500 f/4 VR (and maybe others).
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I would assume just like the 600mm it has a drop in filter that is 52mm. I would guess that you aren't putting a treaded filter on the very end of this piece.
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What is the diameter of the Objective Lens?

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I want to order an Aqua Tech Soft Cap for the lens and need to know what SIZE to order.
My 800mm is due to arrive in a few days.
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I can tell you this----The objective lens of the new Nikon 800mm f5.6 is EXACTLY the same diameter as the objective lens of the NIkon 400 f2.8. I own both and the Aqua Tech rep had this info in his file.

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I believe the diameter at the large (objective lens) end is: 6.3 in. (160 mm).
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When it's awayble in market?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens will be available in April 2013.
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Will the electronic diaphragm affect its compatibility with older cameras?

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Though this question is purely out of curiosity, I was wondering if, with the new E designation, this would work on older cameras (the F5 for instance, or a D1).
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Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is incorporated for enhanced stability in auto exposure control during continuous shooting even when the teleconverter is used (Not compatible with the D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, 35mm film cameras)
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What makes this lens so pricey?

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What is it about this lens that makes it worth $17K? Nikon produces great products, but is it really worth the almost 18 thousand dollars?
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Design and production cost vs number of lense that will sell. It is probably inexpensive taking that into consideration.
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Will the TC-17E Teleconverter work with this lens?

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Yes, the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens is compatible with the TC-17E Teleconverter, however autofocus is available only with cameras that offer f/8 support. These include the D4, D800/D800E, D600 and D7100.

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens comes with a matched 1.25x teleconverter (TC 800-1.25E).

For more information on teleconverter and lens compatibility please see this chart on NikonUSA.com:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/...
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