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80-400VR Lense Operation

mklass

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"RE: 80-400VR Lense Operation"

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sun 17-Feb-13 04:47 PM | edited Sun 17-Feb-13 04:49 PM by mklass

>It will focus much faster on a D4 than on a D3200.
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It will indeed focus more slowly on a D3200, as the D3200 does not have a focus motor to drive the lens AF. So it won't AF at all.

The 80-400 has some benefits (provided you have a camera can drive the AF). It is relatively compact and light compared to the other options, like the Sigmas. It also has a max aperture of f/5.6, as opposed to f/6.3. That 1/3 stop actually can make a difference in marginal light.

I found it to be a good lens for daytime outdoor sports and bird shooting. On a DX body (D90, D300s or D7000 currently ) it will give you a lot of reach.

A good used one is not necessarily a bad deal.

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