Description

The ultimate medium to super-telephoto zoom lens.

If you’re looking for a compact, versatile telephoto zoom lens that handles portraiture as well as it handles long-distance wildlife and action photography, look no further than the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. With the broadest focal length range in our super-telephoto zoom line-up, it reduces the number of lenses you need to carry into the field; and expands your handheld shooting capabilities, thanks to Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. Create spectacular photos and HD videos in nearly any light, from nearly any distance.

Key Features:

  • Versatile FX-format super-telephoto zoom lens that covers a broad focal length range—80mm to 400mm (120mm to 600mm equivalent on DX-format cameras).
  • Excellent all-in-one choice for everything from portraiture and landscapes to wildlife and sports—handheld or with a tripod.
  • In low-light situations, Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4x slower than would otherwise be possible.
  • Get as close as 5.7 feet from your subject, then zoom in for dazzling macro-style close-ups.
  • Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing with seamless manual override.

Any subject. Any distance.

Two photos of a wild cat, one a close up portrait, the other of the cat's mouth open in a yawn taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel light. Shoot with confidence. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR covers the broadest focal length range of any NIKKOR super-telephoto zoom lens. At 80mm, its an ideal medium-telephoto portrait lens. Create stunning portraits with a medium telephoto perspective and softly blurred backgrounds. At 400mm, its a powerful super-telephoto lens suited to wildlife and action photography, with or without a tripod. For dazzling close-ups with macro detail, get as close as 5.7 feet from your subject and zoom in to 400mm—you’ll be amazed by the results!

Sharp, beautiful images in any light

photo of a train silhouetted against an orange sky taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

At super-telephoto focal lengths, even the slightest camera movement can cause image blur. Fortunately, the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR features Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction technology to ensure every handheld photo and HD video is razor-sharp. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 4 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR even detects when you’re using a tripod and automatically delivers specialized VR correction.

A lifetime of brilliant performance

Photo taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR of a bullet train in the foreground and mountain in the background

Nikon’s innovations in optical design and lens technology have given way to a remarkable new class of NIKKOR lenses. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is among them. From its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing to its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for maximum contrast and minimum lens flare and ghosting, you can expect a lifetime of consistent brilliant performance. The AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is equally at home on DX- or FX-format Nikon cameras.