Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(FX) Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| 400mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a maximum diameter of 96mm and total length of 203mm when not extended. It weighs 1570g / 55.4 oz.
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR:
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a focal range of 80-400mm and 5.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 120 - 600mm.
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with the Teleconverters below. With the use of these TC/extenders, you can find how the total focal reach and effective aperture of your Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR changes below:
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
With a total length of 203mm and a weight of 1570g, the Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.75m.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 80mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f40 at 400mm .
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR's optical formula consists of 20 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 4 ED glass elements
- 1 Super ED glass element
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HB-65.
Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is available in Black color.
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