Nikon AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR

Add a real trend­set­ter to your col­lec­tion of Nikon lenses with this su­per-tele su­per­star

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You’ll have no­ticed that Vi­bra­tion Re­duc­tion can be a huge ad­van­tage for hand­held shoot­ing, es­pe­cially when us­ing tele­photo lenses. This lens kicked off the whole VR revo­lu­tion, as it was Nikon’s first-ever sta­bilised lens.

When launched in 2000, full-frame D-SLRs were still just a twin­kle in Nikon’s eye, but this lens is nev­er­the­less fully com­pat­i­ble with all FX dig­i­tal bod­ies, as well as up­mar­ket DX cam­eras from the D70 to the D300 and D7200. How­ever, as an AF rather than AF-S lens, it won’t aut­o­fo­cus on bod­ies like the D3300 and D5500.

Some old AF lenses man­age speedy aut­o­fo­cus but this isn’t one of them. In fact, it prob­a­bly has the slow­est aut­o­fo­cus of any Nikon lens ever made, so it’s not really up to track­ing fast-mov­ing sports. Even so, we’ve had some spec­tac­u­lar re­sults from it at events like mo­tor races, where you can pre-fo­cus on a piece of track that you know ve­hi­cles will be mov­ing into.

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