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

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
$1,620
80-400 mm
autofocus 5x zoom lens
f/4.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Nikon VR Image stabilized

reviewswhat are people saying

"Been using the lens to take picture on my Whale wathing boat trip and this was an extraordinary experience what an exelent contrast."

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"It performed wonderfully. I can see this lens will be one of my favorites."

bhphotovideo.com

"I use the lens for birds and like it because I can hand-hold it, but the images are soft with relatively poor contrast at wider apertures and have significant chromatic aberration when backlight is strong as is often the case with birds."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D5.

Nikon D5
25.3 - 5.1°
horizontal angle of view
80-400mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D5600 and Nikon D500.

Nikon D3400
16.7 - 3.4°
horizontal angle of view
122.5-613mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Excellent telephoto lens Help
400 mm
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Nikon VR
Zoom range Great zoom range Help
5x

The Nikon VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
91 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,619.99
Weight Very light Help
1.4 kg
Length Quite short Help
170 mm
Min focal length Excellent wide angle lens Help
80 mm

Cons

The Nikon VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4.5
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/5.6

The Nikon VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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80 mm
Max focal length
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400 mm
unique unique
Zoom range
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5x
above average above average
Magnification
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1:2.4 (0.4)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/4.5
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele maximum
Help
f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
Help
f/5.6
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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None
below average below average
Image stabilization
Help
Nikon VR
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
Help
170 mm
below average below average
Diameter
Help
91 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
Help
1.4 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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25.4°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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5.2°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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17.1°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
3.4°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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30.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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6.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
Help
16.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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3.4°
above average above average
Wide vertical
Help
11.3°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
2.3°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
Help
20.1°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
4.1°
above average above average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED lens?

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sean (1:19 AM, February 05, 2018)
will not work on the d3400
 
sarah (8:13 PM, April 18, 2015)
Please fix your info. I have already wasted money on a converter type thing like this. The link is not as shown!
 
deb (6:38 PM, September 02, 2014)
in fact, i see that it lists it as very inexpensive and it is not! not good for your website to have wrong info like that.
 
deb (6:36 PM, September 02, 2014)
your price info is incorrect. It says that it starts at 189, and although I logically knew that couldn't be the case, I checked anyhow..
and it is a teleconvertor that comes up on amazon. Now, for a new photographer or someone who is new to buying online, they might think it's for the lens because the link took them there. You should check your info better because that price is just so misleading. I know you didn't mean to mislead, but nonetheless it is annoying.
 
paulwright (3:44 PM, July 24, 2014)
will this autofocus ont eh nikon d5200??