The Nikon 80 400mm lens is a versatile, compact and lightweight zoom ideal for wildlife and outdoor photography, and includes Nikon’s VR image stabilization technology. This lens from Nikon is from the family of long telephoto zooms. With a zoom ratio of 5x, the lens is not pushing the optical laws too far in its capabilities and with its 3 ED elements and the help of Vibration Reduction technology (VR) it performs very well indeed.
AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The nikon 80 400 is no exception. It is compact, lightweight and therefore an extremely useful lens for the photographer who shoots outdoors.
This nikon 80 400mm lens is quite remarkable. This is a 5:1 tele zoom, and one would think that given the “jack of all trades” nature of such a beast there would be severe optical compromises. Not so. As with just about all lenses, there is a slight loss of sharpness at full aperture, but once the lens is stopped down even one stop, sharpness at all focal lengths is quite satisfactory.
Nikon 80 400mm Lens 8 x Times Faster…
The nikon 80 400mm vr system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed three stops (eight times) faster. It allows handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors. The lens’ VR system also detects automatically when the photographer pans–no special mode is required. VR operation works with the Nikon F6, F5, F100, F80, F75, F65, D2-series, D1-series, D100, D70-series, and D50 cameras.
Trying to take highly magnified photos at shutter speeds that are simply too slow has always presented problems. With the 80 400mm lens Nikon has gone a long way to tackling the issue through its innovative “vibration reduction” technology. These optics are designed to compensate, at least partially, for the camera shake that is inevitable when a lens is hand-held.
Nnikon 80 400mm VR Eliminates Camera Shake…
The nikon 80 400mm f 4.5 5.6 d interchangeable lens automatically detects camera shake during panning with two modes of VR: Image plane and Viewfinder. VR for the viewfinder is cancelable to conserve battery power. Three ED glass elements ensure superior optical performance and high contrast even at maximum apertures.
With the nikon 80 400mm you can now shoot the equivalent of a shutter speed three stops (eight times) faster. This allows handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors. The lens’ VR system automatically detects when the photographer pans–no special mode is required.
Source by Lydia Taylor