NEW from Nikon: the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR l Lens

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Nikon announced, yesterday, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, a versatile FX-format telephoto zoom lens designed to provide top-class performance and a long reach for a variety of shooting scenarios.

The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR covers the broadest focal length range of any NIKKOR super-telephoto zoom lens. At 80mm, its an ideal medium-telephoto portrait lens that allows you to create stunning portraits with a medium telephoto perspective and softly blurred backgrounds. At 400mm, its a powerful super-telephoto lens suited to wildlife and action photography, with or without a tripod. For dazzling close-ups with macro detail, get as close as 5.7 feet from your subject and zoom in to 400mm.

This lens features a versatile 80-400mm focal length (5x zoom equivalent) that offers photographers a high-power FX-format lensing option to help capture stunning stills and HD video.  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 D-SLR cameras.

>> Read the press release

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nikon F-Bayonet mount
  • 80-400mm focal length range
  • 5x zoom ratio
  • FX format compatible
  • 120-600mm equivalent in DX format
  • Maximum aperture : f/4.5-40
  • VR image stabilization
  • Silent Wave motor and manual focus override

Available early-April 2013; MSRP: $2,799.95

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