jimhunt's reviews

  • Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Really sharp
    Heavy, small maximum aperture, insides fragile

    I apologize for not having time for a more in-depth review. Maybe I can get back and add later.

    This lens is super sharp. Build quality and solid feel are excellent. The vibration resistance is a plus, but even without it, I would recommend the lens. Operation is smooth and auto-focus works well and quickly.

    But don't drop it! I dropped my first one about two feet to asphalt. The repair cost would have been so high that I just bought another one.

    If you're interested in this type of lens and can handle the weight, you won't be disappointed.

    reviewed December 22nd, 2006