New Nikkor 80-400VR lens test

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New Nikkor 80-400VR lens test

Post by wahoo on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:34 pm

Hello everybody!

It has been a long time I haven't posted anything in this section because I don't have the toy to play with :-D

I had a chance to try the new Nikkor 80-400VR for birding last Sunday. All shots were taken handheld on maximum zoom setting (400mm and it was 600mm effective focal length on a D300s body).

Here some keepers to share with you.

Banded Woodpecker

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/125s | -⅓ EV 

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LR52-2190 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/250s | -⅓ EV

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LR52-2139 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr

Preening Gold-whiskered Barbet

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/160s | -⅓ EV

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LR52-2159 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/200s | -⅓ EV

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LR52-2179 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/250s | -⅓ EV

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LR52-2184 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr

And here is the test for the lens to determine lens focussing accuracy and the VR effectiveness. Shot taken between the foliage opening and the lens seems know how to pickup the correct focus spot despite being blocked by the leaves. VR also worked flawlessly as some of my handheld shots is usable even at 1/15s

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/50s | -⅓ EV

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LR52-2061 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr

iso 400 | f/5.6 | 1/15s | -⅓ EV

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LR52-2080 by ديروين مڠكور, on Flickr


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Re: New Nikkor 80-400VR lens test

Post by Mr No Good on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:35 pm

Not bad wei…..!!!!!!

Handheld??
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Re: New Nikkor 80-400VR lens test

Post by wahoo on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:40 pm

yahh.. all pegangtangan shots...

focus distance is ranging around 15m away
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Post by Mr No Good on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:43 pm

Great!!  You'v got steady hand…
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Post by wahoo on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:44 pm

sudah karat oledilah boss. so long I haven't holding a bazooka except lifting car gearbox... haha
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Post by YapKH on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:45 pm

Cantik juga!!!!
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Re: New Nikkor 80-400VR lens test

Post by wahoo on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:49 pm

I was surprised with the lens resolving power. Although it is just a telezoom, look at this:

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crop kaw-kaw although with D300s, cropping so much won't get a good detail due to less MP on the sensor...

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Re: New Nikkor 80-400VR lens test

Post by wmw998 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Pretty sharp for hand-held set up. I have shaky hands, getting old I guess, total disaster when I tried to take bird pictures with a 400mm on tripod recently.

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Post by nelson khor on Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:29 pm

Good lens and good skill

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Post by JKC on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:46 pm

expensive lens
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