Nikon releases the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon recently announced the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, a FX format, 5x telephoto zoom covering a range of 80-400mm. As it covers a wide variety of focal lengths, the camera is primarily aimed at genres which require a higher zoom range, like bird, sports or landscape, though it can be put to use in a variety of other genres as well. The lens is made with a new optical design utilizing four of Nikon’s ED lens elements, one of them being the Nano Crystal Coat which helps reducing ghost and flare. There is also a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) which helps the lens silently autofocus. The lens comes with three focusing modes – A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority), M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual).

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Hiroshi Takashina said, “We are pleased to announce the new addition to our NIKKOR lens line-up. It is a much awaited lens and we assure that it will suffice the requirements of a photographer who wishes to capture distant subjects.”Talking about Nikon’s presence in India, he added, Nikon has always believed in creating a photography culture in India, and to achieve this we are coming up with new products to meet discerning needs of the growing customer base.”