Why there are no reviews for 80-400 ?

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Tord S Eriksson
Tord S Eriksson Veteran Member • Posts: 9,559
Re: Ephotozine shows Nikon better than the Canon for sharpness
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Lance B wrote:

jaykumarr wrote:

To my surprise DxOMark has given higher scoring for 80-400 Nikon than 100-400 Canon. I assume that should not be taken seriously and closer macro distance has value!!

Well, Ephotozine has it sharper than the Canon 100-400 on similar Mp bodies - 5D MKIII to the Nikon D600:

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-ef-100-400mm-f-4-5-5-6l-is-ii-usm-lens-review-26892

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-nikkor-80-400mm-f-4-5-5-6g-ed-vr-ii-review-22065

Maybe the D600 isn't the best to compare with, due to its slightly heavyhanded AA filter.

My own issues with the 80-400G were entirely due to AF issues, seldom its sharpness, although I found it, at longer distances, @ 350-400mm, wanting.

In short, it drove me nuts, when used with a Nikon 1 camera (should have been a perfect match, as it balanced beautifully then). If you saw a raptor in a distant tree you could be sure it would not focus!

No such issues with the Sigma I now use! Which is much cheaper as well! And has a longer focusing range!

The weight distribution with the 80-400G is delightful, the size is delightful, and it worked great with my D600!

For the same price, I got the Sigma 150-600 Sports and the 70-200/4.0G, a much better investment!

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