High-performance telephoto zoom lens for use with FX-format SLRs.
With a broad 80-400mm focal range and superior optical design, this lens is suited to a variety of subjects including wildlife, landscapes and sports.
Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower for steady images at any focal length when shooting handheld. Four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and one Super ED glass elements correct chromatic aberration and the kind of optical color defects that can occur at longer focal lengths.
FX-format telephoto zoom lens with 80-400mm focal range (120-600mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).
Superb optical performance: four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and one Super ED glass element help correct chromatic aberration and optical color defects, which can occur at longer focal lengths.
Nano Crystal Coat greatly reduces ghosting and flare even in backlit situations.
Vibration Reduction (VR) system with Normal, Active and Tripod modes. Minimizes camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, quiet and accurate autofocus.
Three focus modes: A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority), M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus).
AF with teleconverter: AF works even when a 1.4x teleconverter is attached to an f/8-compatible camera.
Focus limit switch: “FULL” and ∞-6m, which lets you reduce focusing time when shooting within a specific distance range.
Lens barrel lock (when the barrel is collapsed at 80mm position) prevents the barrel extending under its weight when the lens is not in use.
Detachable tripod foot included.
20 elements in 12 groups (including 4 ED lens elements, 1 super ED lens element, and lens elements with a Nano-Crystal coating)
Angle of view
30° 10′ - 6° 10′ (20° - 4° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
AF: 1.75 m (5.74 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions MF: 1.5 m (4.92 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
77 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 95.5 mm maximum diameter x 203 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 1570 g (3.5 lb), including tripod collar Approx. 1480 g (3.3 lb) without tripod collar
77mm Snap-on front lens cap LC-77, Rear lens cap LF-4, Lens pouch CL-M2, Lens Hood HB-65