Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S

  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 20 elements in 12 groups, 4 ED, 1 Super ED elements, nano coating
  • 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/32 (at 80mm)
  • 77mm filter ring
  • 5.74' (1.75m) minimum focus; 1:5 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 8 x 3.8" (203 x 95.5mm) long, diameter
  • 56 ounces (1570g) weight
  • included HB-65 bayonet lens hood, CL-M2 case, caps
  • US$2700
  • Model Number 2209
  • Announced March 2013, shipped April 2013


Thom's Mini Review: The redesign was only several years late, maybe even a decade late if you want to hold Nikon's toes to the fire. The new version, however, doesn't disappoint. The AF-S focusing is quick and precise, which is what we wanted in the redesign. What we didn't expect was that 400mm is much better than before, especially on the FX bodies. The lens, handled correctly, is almost good enough that we could drop the request for a 400mm f/5.6 prime, which is saying a lot. I'm not sure what the wait was all about, and the price went considerably upward with the redesign, but there's not a lot else to complain about. Recommended 

Thom's Full Review of the Nikkor 80-400mm

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