#67. "RE: This is not a specific post about a specific problem, Just my "OK" journey" In response to In response to 64 Fri 07-Jan-11 06:29 PM by dm1dave
Quad Cities, US
I did not think about this until reading these recent posts but one thing to consider is that the 80-400 is Nikons first VR lens and still uses that original VR mechanism.
I have a few VR lenses and the implementation of VR on the 80-400 is kind of clunky and not quit as effective compared to the others.
I remember quit a few instances of seeing the image sharp in the viewfinder and then going out of focus upon release of the shutter (as noted by Keith above) resulting in a poor image. This behavior may be contributing to some of the issues you have been seeing with when using this lens.