Anyone use this? Seems like a nice "walking around"/zoo lens. I thought I had seen some sharp examples here. Seems well made when I ogle it in the store and it has tripod collar, VR, etc. Just wonder about image quality.
I notice that the 80-400 as shown on the Nikonusa website no longer shows it with a tripod mount. It doesn't show it in supplied accessories either. I wonder if they have eliminated it? That is almost a deal killer in my eyes.
Thanks everyone. I have a 70-200 f/2.8 VR, a 200 f/2 VR, and 400 f/2.8 AF-S II for primo long/fast (and heavy) glass, but was just looking for something I can walk around with all day without hiring a Sherpa. :smile:
that pictures was shot in low light on a consumer body with a slow AF motor. Precisely the conditions under which the 80-400 does not shine!
Give the lens some light and put it on a pro series body, and it can do remarkably well. And it is the smallest and lightest 400mm option out there - great for carrying it around.
i got my picture on F80 (film body), took me a whole roll of film for one half decent shot.
Part exchanged for D300, but if Nikon ever comes with AF-S version count me in.