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Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Lens Review
The Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR is a super telephoto zoom lens designed for Nikon Full Frame (FX) cameras. It can also be used on Nikon APS-C (DX) cameras as well and will give an equivalent field of view to a 120-600mm lens on a full frame body.
When this lens was announced the price was a real shock. This lens was replacing the original AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens, but added the Silent Wave autofocus for faster and quieter focus operation. That seemed like a huge price jump for just the focus improvement, but after initial tests showed the image quality was also improved the new price was a little more palatable. The lens has come down from the initial price of $2700 to around $2300.
- Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR - $2299.95
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|Focal Length||80 - 400 mm|
|Minimum Focus distance||68.9 inches|
|Number of Elements||20|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Aperture Blade Design||Rounded|
|Number of Aperture Blades||9|
|Filter Size||77 mm|
|Lens Mount Construction||Metal|
|Distance Scale||Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings|