Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Announced Mar 5, 2013 •
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I know these are not really good photos but, I'm just hoping to get help with id-ing the bird. I think it's a red-tailed hawk but not certain. A bit of a background. Captured these photos yesterday late afternoon standing on Pacifica Beach (Northern California) whale watching. The bird came down from behind over my head and swooped down directly in front of me on the water. It all happened in a blur. I'm thinking it's a red-tailed hawk because they often hover over the hill near the...
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I use Nikon D750. Thinking of get a new lens for scenery shots or a few portrait shots. Wondering to acquire 80-400G or 70-200/F2.8G? If I need 400 zoom (rare case), I can get 2x adapter. Which option is better? Pricewise, currently 80-400G or 70-200G plus 2x adapter are similar in Australia.
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I am a member of a bird watching group. I also love to photograph birds. I own a Nikon D5200 dslr, but presently I am unable to shed a heavy amount on lenses. I find quite a few member of my group use 80-400 or 150-600 lenses. But those lenses are at present too costly for me to afford. Also, they require, as I see, tripod or monopod. For a hand held shot, I find that 70-300 f4-5.6 is a reasonable option for me. While I accept the difference between "photographying birds" and "bird...
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Hi, I realised that I need more than 300mm reach, when shooting kids soccer games outdoor. 300 has been enough up until now, but last weekend I realised that they're getting older and now starts to play on larger fields, so I feel the need for 400 (but so far not more). I'm currently using either my AF-S VR 70-300/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED + D700 or 70-200F4 + Sony APS-C. Since I wan't to keep weight at a minimum, I'm hesitating to get the 200-500 especially since I don't need more than 400 and when a...
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I presently have a D750 and a D7100. I am considering selling the D7100 and getting a D500. I love the D750 with my Nikon 80-400mm AFS  lens for its fast autofocus for BIFs, but want a bit more reach. The 80-400 on my D7100 gives me the additional reach, but at the sacrifice of slower autofocus speed and small buffer.  Does anyone have any experience with a D750 and a D500 using a Nikon a 80-400 mm AFS lens insofar as autofocus speed acquisition and accuracy is concerned? I normally shoot...
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Hello, I want to buy a 80-400mm mainly for landscape. I'm not intersting at all about electronique stuff like : AF speed, VR performance, silent AF... What what interested me most is sharpness, lens flare and image quality. i want to know if the newest af-s 80-400mm is superior or both lens are close thank you
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I do some sports photography (mostly sailing) and often shoot with my Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 zoom.  A year or so ago I purchased the Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6.  After a year it was a little sloppy and fuzzy so it went back to Nikon for a tune-up and now it's performing quite well.   I recently decided to try a prime lens on the assumption that it would be sharper than the zoom, so I rented the 300mm f/4 lens and gave it a shot.  I took a whole bunch of comparison shots, with both a Df and a D800,...
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Planing phase on rebuilding my action (aviation - motorsports) setup after had everything stolen some months ago. I was working with 200-400 VR1, TC-14E II & D7100 / D800E. Unfortunately i think i cant invest, (not yet at least) this amount of money so fast, while though i need to have a similar performance system ready for the new season of my action projects starting at spring. I am speculating if image quality, AF accuracy , consistency and speed, is equal between Sigma 150-600 (probably...
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Planing phase on rebuilding my action (aviation - motorsports) setup after had everything stolen some months ago. I was working with 200-400 VR1, TC-14E II & D7100 / D800E. Unfortunately i think i cant invest, (not yet at least) this amount of money so fast, while though i need to have a similar performance system ready for the new season of my action projects starting at spring. I am speculating if image quality, AF accuracy , consistency and speed, is equal between Sigma 150-600 (probably...
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I'm non-pro, obviously, and have a D800E which I'm slowly growing into - I come from having fallen for photography with the GF1 and M43rds. Once I started to bump up against the (then) limits of the system I then took the somewhat nuts step of going hardcore FF with the D800E... Right now, I have the Nikon 50mm 1.8, Nikon 85mm 1.8 and Sigma 35mm. I chose primes partly to not overwhelm myself with all the options at once, partly for weight, partly for quality/cost. I've tended to concentrate...
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