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

5x telephoto zoom lens with Super ED glass and Nano Crystal Coat

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • N
  • ED
  • M/A
  • A/M
  • IF

Key Features

  • FX-format compatible, 5x telephoto zoom lens covering the focal-length range from 80 to 400 mm
  • High optical performance is realized with super ED glass (x1) and ED glass (x4) elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghosting
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) minimizes camera shake by offering a shutter speed equivalent to 4.0 stops* faster
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) offers quiet AF operation while achieving the highest level AF speed in this class
  • Three focus modes are available — A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority), M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus)
  • AF is possible even with a 1.4x teleconverter when attached to an f/8-compatible camera


Focal length
80-400 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
20 elements in 12 groups (including four ED glass and one Super ED glass elements, and Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view
30°10' - 6°10' (20° - 4° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
1.75 m/5.74 ft from focal plane (1.5 m/4.92 ft in MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/5.7x (1/5.1x in MF)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
77 mm
Diameter x length
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 95.5 x 203 mm/3.8 x 8.0 in.
Weight (Based on CIPA Guidelines)
Approximately 1570 g/3.5 lb (with tripod mounting collar); approximately 1480 g/3.3 lb (without tripod mounting collar)
Supplied accessories
77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-65, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-M2

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements