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Nikon 80-400mm Lens Review

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Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Nikon Lens Review.

Today we're going to have a look at the amazing Nikon (Nikkor) 80-400mm AF-s 4.5-5.6 VR Lens.

For all you wildlife and sports photographers is this could be the lens that you want for your Nikon DSLR camera.

Now this is a full frame length so it's an FX lens so will go on all full frame professional Nikon DSLR cameras, but of course you can also use it on your cropped sensor Nikon's and on a cropped sensor it is going to give you a huge 120-600mm focal range. That is a great range for bird photography, surf photography and pretty well any sport photography that you like or wildlife.

So what is so good about the Nikon 80-400mm?

Well this is a replacement of the older 80-400mm lens which was a very nice lens but lacked a AF-s focusing motor in the lens, so therefore it was a bit slower and noisier to focus. No such problem with the G Series lens. AF-s silent wave motor, fast and silent obviously it has VR that means Vibration Reduction and actually has two modes of VR.. one for "Normal" for where you're standing still photographing and "Active' mode which means that you're moving while shooting.

There are a lot of other options here auto-focus switch, you have a have focus restricting switch, and you can also lock the lens in, so that it can't zoom out if you're walking along. So when you take off obviously the lens zooms out to about that size there.

The Nikon 80-400mm is a well-controlled lens in terms of weight and size, it's not that big and heavy, so it's quite portable for the bird photographer who has to travel to their locations and things like that.

The image quality is typical Nikon as well as the build quality, weather sealed etc. With any of these quality Nikon lenses, you do want to put a filter on the end and these are a 77mm screw on. The filter completes the weather sealing as well so and also protects that large piece of glass.

If you want a quality zoom lens for your Nikon to do sport this is it.

It is very very sharp and obviously with Nikon's build quality its second to none.

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