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Coming soon.. the Vibration Reductio Lens


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Mikepoison Basic Member
Sat 24-Jun-00 03:34 PM

LAST EDITED ON Jun-24-00 AT 05:38 PM (GMT)

A new vibration reducing nikkor 80-400mm lens. what do they say about it themselves?

"Nikon have announced the introduction of an 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED lens with an innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system. This 5x high-power zoom lens allows handheld super-telephoto zoom shooting at dusk, at night and even in poorly lit interiors."

Sounds good.

"VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed eight times faster (3 stops). "

even better!

"Note: VR operation works with the Nikon F5, F100, F80 and D1"

and THAT is a tad inconvenient. There are a lot of F70/F90(x) users. What is the difference in lens locking mechanisms between these high end (F80 being the ugly, but newest, duckling) cameras, and the not that much lower F90x for instance? does anyone know this?

Though this does sound like a great lens. has anyone read anything else about this lens, otehr thatn the following specifications?

Focal length: 80mm to 400mm
Maximum aperture: f/4.5 to f/5.6
Lens construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (three ED glass elements)
Focus distance: 2.3m to infinity
Maximum reproduction ratio: 1/4.8
Focal length scale: 80mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm
Zoom control: via zoom ring
Aperture scale: f/4.5 to f/32
Attachment size: 77mm
Lens hood: HB-24 (supplied with product)
Dimensions: Approx. 91mm dia. x 171mm
Weight: Approx. 1,340g (1,210g without tripod mounting foot)


The attachment size will make purchasing a UV filter and/or ND filter not too cheap...