The Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR II Nikkor digital SLR zoom lens is Nikon’s second generation AF-80-400mm VR zoom lens. The new Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom incorporates Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology, providing for faster and quieter auto focus than its predecessor.
AF-S compatibility also allows this lens to be able to auto focus with Nikon digital SLR cameras that do not have an AF motor built-in to the camera body (like the Nikon D3300, D5500, and D5300).
Geared towards photography enthusiasts, the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR II Nikkor zoom serves as an all-in-one telephoto lens travel solution. The lens is suited for a variety of applications from portraiture to long-distance wildlife and action photography.
When set to 80mm the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom is an ideal medium-telephoto portrait lens. At 400mm, it’s a powerful super-telephoto lens suited for wildlife and action photography, with or without a tripod. The lens can focus from as close as 1.75m from the subject when set to 400mm.
With the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR II paired up with the Nikon AF-S 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR wide-angle zoom in conjunction with a Nikon FX format digital SLR camera like the Nikon D600, a photographer gains access to a focal range from 24mm wide-angle to 400mm telephoto by simply carrying two lenses.
When mounted on a Nikon DX format digital SLR like the new Nikon D500 or the Nikon D7200, the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR II provides a field of view equal to 120mm to 600mm in 35mm terms (1.5x multiplier factor with smaller DX sensor versus FX format).
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Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR II Major Features
• 5x FX-format compatible telephoto zoom lens: covering focal lengths of 80-400 mm (120-600mm with DX)
• Four ED lens elements and one super ED lens element: adopted for advanced optical performance
• Nano Crystal Coat: Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
• Vibration Reduction (VR II): the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR II features Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction technology to aid in getting steadier shots. The lens will allow you to shoot at shutter speeds 4-times slower than otherwise possible, a major advantage in low-light situations where a slower shutter speed means brighter, richer images. The Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR even detects when you’re using a tripod and automatically delivers specialized VR correction.
• Silent Wave Motor (SWM) built-in for an AF system that is both quiet and one of the fastest in its class
• Three focus modes: Three focus modes are available — A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority), M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus)
• Supplied Accessories: Nikon HB-65 hood and Nikon CL-M2 soft case included
Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Press Release
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Nikon Canada today introduced the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR II, a versatile FX-format telephoto zoom lens designed to provide top-class performance and a long reach for a variety of shooting scenarios. Sporting a long 5x zoom range, the 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G is capable of capturing vivid colours with exquisite sharpness, whether shooting stills or HD videos. Ideal for sports and nature photography, the release of the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR reaffirms Nikon’s commitment to providing a wide range of lenses for all types of photographers.
“Nikon’s next generation of the 80-400mm lens gives advanced photographers yet another top-quality NIKKOR lens to help capture every precise moment with intense detail and exceptional clarity,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “It’s a one-lens solution that combines a versatile 5x zoom range, long focal length and core Nikon technologies to help create beautiful stills and HD videos.”
High-Performance, High-Power Zoom
Nikon’s newest telephoto zoom lens features a versatile 80-400mm focal length (5x zoom equivalent) that offers photographers a high-power FX-format lens to help capture stunning stills and HD videos. Whether birding or shooting from the stands, the lens is also compatible with DX-format bodies to extend the maximum reach to 120-600mm (35mm equivalent). Additionally, alongside a 1.4x teleconverter, the lens can be expanded to an f/8 aperture to retain compatibility with the AF system on the most recent Nikon HD-SLR cameras.
The Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is loaded with essential NIKKOR technologies to help ensure top performance for advanced photographers, including Vibration Reduction (VR) – allowing for up to four stops of image stabilization while Auto tripod detection VR enables effortless stabilization when mounted on a tripod. The lens sports Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to prevent ghost and flare, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to ensure fast and quiet AF operation, and two focusing modes including M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual). A new optical formula features 20 elements in 12 groups and includes one Super ED Glass Element and four ED glass elements for maximum clarity in a wide variety of shooting environments.
About the NIKKOR brand
With a comprehensive assortment of FX and DX-format lenses and focal lengths, from the ultra-wide 10-24mm to the new super telephoto 800mm VR, Nikon photographers have come to rely upon the NIKKOR core technologies that contribute to their optical superiority. NIKKOR is the brand name for Nikon’s photographic lenses, which are precision crafted to the most exacting standards in Nikon’s own glassworks. In 1933, Nikon marketed its first camera lens under the NIKKOR brand name, the “Aero-NIKKOR” for aerial photography applications. Since then, NIKKOR has been used as a brand name for Nikon’s lenses that symbolizes durability, high image quality and optical excellence.
Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR II Specifications
|Focal Length Range||80-400mm|
|Format||FX / 35mm|
DX 1.5x (120mm to 600mm field of view equivalent in 35mm terms)
|Maximum Angle of View DX Format||20°|
|Minimum Angle of View DX Format||4°|
|Maximum Angle of View FX Format||30°10′|
|Minimum Angle of View FX Format||6°10′|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.2x|
|Compatible Formats||FX and DX Nikon SLR cameras|
|VR Image Stabilization||Yes up to 4 stops|
|Nano Crystal Coat||Yes|
|ED Glass Elements||4|
|Super ED Glass Elements||1|
|Super Intergrated Coating||Yes|
|AF-S Silent Wave Motor||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.75m|
|Dimensions||95.5 x 203mm (Diameter x Length)|
Based on CIPA Guidelines
|Supplied Accessories||HB-65 Lens Hood|
LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap
CL-M2 Ballistic Nylon Lens Case