Has anyone been disappointed with the new 80-400?

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
tommiejeep Veteran Member • Posts: 5,765
Re: Has anyone been disappointed with the new 80-400?

I bought the lens as an upgrade to my son's 70-300vr and 80-400D.   I am reasonably happy with the lens but not blown away.

I use it on D3S, D7100, D610 and the Df(for fun).  My son has used it on the D5100, D300 and D610.   We have had some very sharp images but it seems to be all over the place with different cameras.  Best on the D3S, then Df, D610, D7100.  Seems to need fine tuning on the D7100 for sure but FL and distances are driving me crazy.  I've not shot it with the D5100 but it seems ok. So 16mp vs 24mp?

It is definitely very fast AF and a significant improvement on the older model.   I may take it to Nikon when I get the chance.   I bought it for a reasonable price and it will get a lot of use by the family.   Much easier to carry, pack and use than the 300 2.8 and the 500vr .

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