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Archive 2013 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!
  
 
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I don't know what you guys paid for the original all those years ago but my canon 100-400 L IS cost me $4,000 back in 1999 and that model is still waiting for an upgrade. For a long time it was my most used lens but it's pretty tired on digital SLRs these days because the design predated the digital era. Looks like Nikon wins the upgrade race (if you could call such slow progress a race) and only poor reviews will stop me buying one. With luck I'll have it in time for a trip to South Africa in a few months.

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Mar 07, 2013 at 09:08 AM
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Alan321 wrote:
I don't know what you guys paid for the original all those years ago but my canon 100-400 L IS cost me $4,000 back in 1999 and that model is still waiting for an upgrade. For a long time it was my most used lens but it's pretty tired on digital SLRs these days because the design predated the digital era. Looks like Nikon wins the upgrade race (if you could call such slow progress a race) and only poor reviews will stop me buying one. With luck I'll have it in time for a trip to South Africa in
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I just bought 70-200/4 vr for South africa in 2 weeks. it is a great lens, Great IQ and it feels just right in one's hands.



Mar 07, 2013 at 03:18 PM
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Alan321 wrote:
I don't know what you guys paid for the original all those years ago but my canon 100-400 L IS cost me $4,000 back in 1999 and that model is still waiting for an upgrade. For a long time it was my most used lens but it's pretty tired on digital SLRs these days because the design predated the digital era. Looks like Nikon wins the upgrade race (if you could call such slow progress a race) and only poor reviews will stop me buying one. With luck I'll have it in time for a trip to South Africa in
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Slugs and turtles would call it a race!



Mar 07, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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p.4 #4 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


I will take your 120-300

I am very interested in trying this lens out. It took so long Nikon to update this and I hope it worth it. Price point is a little up there but heck most new glass is high so wait and see now....

gugs wrote:
Count me in. what am I going to do with my 200-400VR or 120-300OS now ?

Guy




Mar 07, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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euua wrote:
I will take your 120-300

I am very interested in trying this lens out. It took so long Nikon to update this and I hope it worth it. Price point is a little up there but heck most new glass is high so wait and see now....



If you don't mind the size, the 120-300/2.8 is by far the winner.
Bob



Mar 07, 2013 at 07:53 PM
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euua wrote:
I will take your 120-300

I am very interested in trying this lens out. It took so long Nikon to update this and I hope it worth it. Price point is a little up there but heck most new glass is high so wait and see now....



If you don't mind the size, the 120-300/2.8 is by far the winner.
Bob



Mar 07, 2013 at 08:06 PM
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nugeny wrote:
If you don't mind the size, the 120-300/2.8 is by far the winner.
Bob


...it's the winner over a lens that nobody has tested yet?



Mar 07, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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binary visions wrote:
...it's the winner over a lens that nobody has tested yet?


Of course, of course. It is just my rhetoric based on my experience. For my last safari few months ago, I used 120-300/2.8 and Nikon 400/2.8 VR . the Sigma performed as well as the best of Nikon 400/2.8 VR.



Mar 07, 2013 at 09:15 PM
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p.4 #9 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


Hello
Would this new 80-400 lens plus a 1.4 teleconverter focus at f8 on a D800

Mike Engles



Mar 07, 2013 at 09:16 PM
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well the old one focused indoors with the kenko 1.5 tx so why not. (spec says is does too)


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mikeengles wrote:
Hello
Would this new 80-400 lens plus a 1.4 teleconverter focus at f8 on a D800

Mike Engles


The D800 specs the center focus point to autofocus down to f/8.



Mar 07, 2013 at 09:40 PM
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p.4 #12 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


I have the lens on order from B&H. It has internal focus(IF)
but NO internal zoom(IZ). So unfortunately, it will extend
about 3" at 400mm. Also, it will AF with a Nikon X1.4
teleconverter attached, at F/8.0 on the D800.
Can't wait to have this baby in my hands.

Edited on Mar 08, 2013 at 06:18 AM · View previous versions



Mar 07, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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Any indication that other teleconverters will work with manual focus such as the TC20e-III?


Mar 07, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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p.4 #14 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


GroovyGeek wrote:
And you would be exactly where the 800-400 is price-wise, except that you would have a 5.6 lens everywhere and probably not so great optics, at least if Nikon's past TC2.0's are a guide. Not sure of the latest one though.

I doubt that Nikon would price it as they did if the IQ was merely equivalent to a 70-200 + TC


Yes but you would also have a 2.8 until 200mm. Gain some lose some I guess!



Mar 08, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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p.4 #15 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


I wish Nikon had made it f/4-5.6 instead


Mar 09, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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I wish Nikon had made it f/4-5.6 instead


What advantage is there going to be in 10% of a stop that you actively wish they had done this?



Mar 09, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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10% of a stop?

I think you have forgotten some basics here otherwise you wouldn't have said this.



Mar 09, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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p.4 #18 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


Sorry, I misspoke - I was doing the math on the difference in element size

Of course, you're right. But it's still less than a third of a stop - and I was curious if it was just nitpicking, or if there was another reason why he specifically wants that small difference.



Mar 09, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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p.4 #19 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


fishfilm wrote:
I'll be buying one of those for work. Perfect for what I do.


+1



Mar 09, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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p.4 #20 · Official: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR released!


Exactly my point ! and you have 2.8 available when you need it.
As said before I will try 80-400 but unless it will blow my socks I am in the market for 120-300 first

Sorry Nikon my cash goes to Sigma this time !

nugeny wrote:
If you don't mind the size, the 120-300/2.8 is by far the winner.
Bob




Mar 09, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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