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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm Hands-On Preview

We go hands-on with the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm lens and compare it to the previous version at Focus.

|  Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR in Interchangeable Lenses
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Nikon 80 400mm New Fx Lens (7)

The new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens was just announced yesterday, and was on show at Focus on Imaging 2013, we had a look and compared it to the previous model. It is noticeably larger, more modern looking, and we look forward to testing it when available. It will be available from the 19th of March in stores, priced at £2499.

Nikon 80 400mm New Fx Lens (1)

Compared to the old 80-400mm model, you can see how the design of Nikon lenses has changed over the years, with control of aperture now done on the camera body rather than on a lens ring.

Nikon 80 400mm New Fx Lens (6)

The side switches give you the choice of AF/M, M/A, or Manual focus, Full or limited range focus, VR Vibration reduction on/off, active or normal, and the lens can be locked at 80mm for transport. The tripod collar is also removable.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Comments


6 Mar 2013 5:23PM
Looks great - does the lens extend when zooming like the original lens?
joshwa Plus
11 927 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 9:46PM

Quote:Looks great - does the lens extend when zooming like the original lens?


Yes - it's shown extended in one of the photos - just click them to view larger versions Smile
mufftrix 9 12 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:51PM
Surely the price cannot be 2499? Oh wait it is LOL! That some price hike no matter what the improvements?

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