Nikon Releases an Updated 80-400mm Zoom – Finally!
Nikon finally updates one of their most popular lenses for the photo enthusiast group, the Nikkor 80-400mm zoom. This lens was the first Nikon-branded product to incorporate their VR technology. The first generation of this optic, which came out twelve years ago, was a descent lens but nothing really special other than its focal length. It was soft at the 400mm range and did not allow people to add a teleconverter. Adding a teleconverter was not something I was interested in but many of my students were. The AF was slow to say the least and it had a horrible tripod collar. All of these issues on paper have been taken care of and from the photos I’ve seen it’s a beauty. I hope to get my hands on one sooner rather than later. Will let you know how it goes.