Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by AK, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. AK

    AK Guest

    I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
    Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
    review of the lens.


    AK, Sep 24, 2005
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  2. I found it to be a great lightweight, compact,sharp easy to handle lens with
    a great zoom range.
    Pricewise they are a good value.
    George Firestone, Sep 24, 2005
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  3. AK

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Ed Ruf, Sep 24, 2005
  4. AK

    AK Guest


    AK, Sep 24, 2005
  5. AK

    AK Guest

    Thanks - a very fair review, I thought - looks like I'll spring for this
    AK, Sep 24, 2005
  6. It's a great lens, I'm really pleased with mine :)
    I wouldn't call it light at 1340g (nearly 3 lb), but I'm happy to haul it
    round, it's so versatile, and it's sharp!
    There's a review on Thom's site.....

    Good luck

    -=Plane Mad=-
    -=Plane Mad=-, Sep 24, 2005
  7. AK

    Ed Ruf Guest

    You are welcome. FWIW, I chose the combo of the 70-200mm ED IF AF-S VR and
    TC-20EII teleconverter. This has the advantage of the faster lens when
    needed, but the disadvantage if adding/removing the TC to get the full zoom
    Ed Ruf, Sep 25, 2005
  8. AK

    AK Guest

    Thanks - the review is very interesting - Thom points out the slow
    focusing - have you found that a problem? I have a similar slow focus issue
    with a Sigma 70 - 300 macro APO lens, but without the VR the longer focal
    lengths seem pretty unusuable except in very bright light so that I can set
    a high shutter speed, or when I use the lens on a tripod at maximum zoom.
    I'm hoping that at the wider apertures this will be sharper than the Sigma,
    which does a very good job on macro and above f/8.
    AK, Sep 25, 2005
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