Q&A: How Do The Old and New Nikkor 80-400mm Lenses Compare?
I read with interest your column in this month’s Outdoor Photography magazine of your experience on Galapagos Island, using the 80 x 400 lens. We wondered if this is a newly upgraded Nikor lens. We found on safari in South Africa it did not like low light photography and stopped functioning altogether. Has this issue been addressed and a newer lens designed? Galapagos is high on our bucket list, so both subjects in his column were of great interest.
Jan, the 80-400mm lens I wrote about in Outdoor Photographer is a completely new design. The first version, the one you had trouble with in SA, was truly not up to the standards needed for low light and quality photography. That has all changed with the newest version. Don’t hesitate to give it a try. I’m confident you will love it. I know I do.