Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 f4.5-5.6G ED VR review: Nikon’s ‘Super-Zoom’ versatility at a price

By Ben Boswell - Wednesday May 29 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens performance | Conclusion

So, is the new lens worth it? Yes, it is, this is a good lens. If you want to zoom from a short Tele right up to 400mm this is the best choice you have. However, before you spend your money do look at the quality implications of getting a Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f4G ED VR and a longer prime lens, maybe a 300mm f4. The 70-200 has a DxO Mark score of 28 and sharpness of 21P-MPix, it and a 300mm f4 would still cost less than the 80-400 and might give you better results.