Nikon Corporation proudly announces the new AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED. This 5X high-power zoom lens boasts an innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system that offers performance superior to that of any other system. It allows handheld supertelephoto zoom shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors.

Nikon’s new VR system minimises image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed three stops (eight times) faster.* For example, where photographers using a conventional lens would have to shoot at a shutter speed of 1/60 sec. to minimise image blur, with Nikon’s VR system, they can obtain the same result with a shutter speed of 1/8 sec.

The lens also offers photographers the option of a natural viewfinder image even during VR operation. Morever, the lens’ VR system also detects automatically when the photographer pans — no special mode is required.

In addition to Nikon’s new VR system, this lens offers superior optical performance thanks to the incorporation of three ED glass elements and other features.

This exciting new Nikkor lens is ideal for photographers who shoot candid, portrait, sports photography and many other types of images.

* As determined by Nikon performance tests.

Advantages of Nikon’s VR system

• Vibration Reduction (VR) minimises image blur caused by camera shake.
• VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed eight times faster (3 stops).
• Two VR modes are available:
1) Vibration Reduction for both the viewfinder image and the image on film. Moderate VR operation is executed to ensure viewing comfort for the viewfinder image.
2) VR for the image on the film only (conserves battery power).
• Panning is automatically detected.
• VR operation can be cancelled when not needed.

Note: VR operation works with the Nikon F5, F100, F80 and D1

Other Features

• High-performance, high-power 5X (80-400mm) AF zoom lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) system
• New optical design incorporates three ED glass elements for superior optical performance throughout the entire zoom range
• Rounded diaphragm opening (9 blades) is especially good for close-ups and portraits
• High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superior colour reproduction and minimises ghost and flare.
• Built-in A/M switch enables instant switching from autofocus to manual focus (Lock mechanism provided)
• Focus range limiter for smooth focus operation
• Detachable tripod mounting foot provided
• Filter attachment does not rotate during focusing or zooming.

AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Specifications

Focal length: 80mm to 400mm
Maximum aperture: f/4.5 to f/5.6
Lens construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (three ED glass elements)
Focus distance: 2.3m (7.5 ft.) to infinity
Max. reproduction ratio: 1/4.8
Focal length scale: 80mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm
Zoom control: via zoom ring
Aperture scale: f/4.5 to f/32
Attachment size: 77mm
Lens hood: HB-24 (supplied with product)
Dimensions: Approx. 91mm dia. x 171mm or 3.6 in. dia. x 6.7 in.
Weight: Approx. 1,340g or 47.3 oz. (1,210g or 42.7 oz. without tripod mounting foot)

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.