If you require a super-fast and versatile telephoto lens, consider the Nikon 80–400mm f/4.5–5.6G ED AF-S VR, which covers the focal range of portrait to super-telephoto. The f/4–5.6 aperture excels in lower light, and its nine rounded blades create beautiful bokeh that will only enhance shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Chromatic aberrations and color fringing are things of the past thanks to 20 Elements divided into 12 groups, including four extra-low dispersion elements and one super extra-low dispersion element. Each element has been coated with Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating, which do double-duty against lens flare, ghosting, and internal reflections. Even when working in the brightest light, you’ll be able to capture sharp, high-contrast images rendered in exceptional color.
Autofocus is fast, silent, and accurate thanks to Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which relies on ultrasonic technology rather than gears. An internal focusing design maintains the lens length and makes focusing faster. Full-time manual focus override completes the package. This lens also features Vibration Reduction — Nikon’s image stabilization — which reduces camera shake by up to four stops, so don’t fret if you leave your tripod at home or need to get that incredible handheld shot. If you do have your tripod, you’ll appreciate the rotating tripod collar, which also works with a monopod.
This lens has a 30° 10’ to 6° 10’ angle of view, maximum magnification of 0.2x, and minimum focusing distance of 5.74 inches. It’s compatible with 77mm front filters.
Focal Length: 80–400mm | Equivalent 120–600mm
Max Aperture: f/4.5–5.6
Type of Mount: Nikon F-Mount
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Compatibility: Full-frame Cameras and AF-S TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 Teleconverters