The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens is a
versatile telephoto zoom lens that is compatible with both FX and
DX-sized image sensors. This lens features an extensive zoom range of
80-400mm (DX equivalent: 120-600mm) that encompasses both portrait and
long-reaching telephoto focal lengths to suit work with a variety of
subjects. Capture portraits with softly blurred backgrounds and get
close-up telephoto shots of faraway subjects with or without a tripod.
The lens construction integrates one super ED (extra-low dispersion) and
four ED glass elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations
throughout the zoom range and contribute to higher image sharpness,
clarity, and color fidelity. The Nano Crystal Coat reduces surface
reflections, helping to prevent lens flare and ghosting for greater
contrast and light transmission.
Built-in Vibration Reduction
image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake up to
the equivalent of four shutter speed steps. A dedicated VR setting for
tripods is available for producing the sharpest imagery possible without
countering the effects of the image stabilization system.
In addition to regular autofocus and manual focus, two other focusing
modes are available: A/M (Auto-Priority Manual Mode) enables an easy
transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation, while M/A
(autofocus with manual override, MF priority) allows switching from AF
to MF with virtually no lag time by turning the focusing ring.
Transitioning between these focusing modes can be done quickly and
The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) focusing system uses
ultrasonic vibrations to provide quick, quiet, smooth and precise auto
focusing performance that is ideal for use in video and
subject-tracking. Internal focusing maintains an overall compact lens
form-factor, enables faster performance, and allows for a closer