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

 
 
AK
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      09-24-2005
I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
review of the lens.

Thanks

Alan



 
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George Firestone
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      09-24-2005
I found it to be a great lightweight, compact,sharp easy to handle lens with
a great zoom range.
Pricewise they are a good value.

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> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
> Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
> review of the lens.
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> Thanks
>
> Alan
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Ed Ruf
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      09-24-2005
On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 20:23:48 GMT, in rec.photo.digital "AK"
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> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
>Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
>review of the lens.


http://www.naturfotograf.com/VR80_400_review.html
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      09-24-2005
Thanks!

"George Firestone" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I found it to be a great lightweight, compact,sharp easy to handle lens
>with a great zoom range.
> Pricewise they are a good value.
>
> "AK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> newsBiZe.2110$211.1102@trnddc08...
>> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
>> Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
>> review of the lens.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Alan
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      09-24-2005
Thanks - a very fair review, I thought - looks like I'll spring for this
lens!



"Ed Ruf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 20:23:48 GMT, in rec.photo.digital "AK"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
>>Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
>>review of the lens.

>
> http://www.naturfotograf.com/VR80_400_review.html
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> http://edwardgruf.com/Digital_Photog...ral/index.html



 
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-=Plane Mad=-
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      09-24-2005
It's a great lens, I'm really pleased with mine
I wouldn't call it light at 1340g (nearly 3 lb), but I'm happy to haul it
round, it's so versatile, and it's sharp!
There's a review on Thom's site.....
http://www.bythom.com/80400VRlens.htm

Good luck

Andy
-=Plane Mad=-

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> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
> Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
> review of the lens.
>
> Thanks
>
> Alan
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>



 
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      09-25-2005
On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 21:44:10 GMT, in rec.photo.digital "AK"
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>Thanks - a very fair review, I thought - looks like I'll spring for this
>lens!


You are welcome. FWIW, I chose the combo of the 70-200mm ED IF AF-S VR and
TC-20EII teleconverter. This has the advantage of the faster lens when
needed, but the disadvantage if adding/removing the TC to get the full zoom
range.
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      09-25-2005
Thanks - the review is very interesting - Thom points out the slow
focusing - have you found that a problem? I have a similar slow focus issue
with a Sigma 70 - 300 macro APO lens, but without the VR the longer focal
lengths seem pretty unusuable except in very bright light so that I can set
a high shutter speed, or when I use the lens on a tripod at maximum zoom.
I'm hoping that at the wider apertures this will be sharper than the Sigma,
which does a very good job on macro and above f/8.
Alan


"-=Plane Mad=-" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> It's a great lens, I'm really pleased with mine
> I wouldn't call it light at 1340g (nearly 3 lb), but I'm happy to haul it
> round, it's so versatile, and it's sharp!
> There's a review on Thom's site.....
> http://www.bythom.com/80400VRlens.htm
>
> Good luck
>
> Andy
> -=Plane Mad=-
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> "AK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> newsBiZe.2110$211.1102@trnddc08...
>> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
>> Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
>> review of the lens.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Alan
>>
>>
>>

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GTO
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      09-26-2005
On a D70? Fine. On a D2X? Get the 70-200 with a good teleconverter. Nothing
beats the 70-200 VR at the moment. People with D70 usually need to watch
their wallet more carefully and often require a lighter package. A heavy 1.2
kg camera on the back of the 80-400 could cause too much vibrations when
using it on a tripod. But vibration induction is tricky issue. Remember, the
VR on this lens does not work when mounted on a good tripod.

I would benchmark this lens against the 70-200 with a 1.4x teleconverter.
Beyond 300mm, the 70-200 and the 80-400 tends to get soft. Nothing like the
400mm f2.8 (see http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/40028afi.htm). At 400mm,
the difference is tremendous. But at 200mm, you are in pretty good shape
with the Nikon zooms.

Gregor

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> I would appreciate feedback from users of the Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR
> Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus Lens, or a pointer ot a good
> review of the lens.
>
> Thanks
>
> Alan
>
>
>



 
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