I recently purchased a new lens; a Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-6.6 ED VR. I didn’t buy it because it was a zoom but because it’s maximum focal length is 400mm and this was the only Nikon lens I could afford with the 400mm focal length.
Zoom lenses are very convenient but their major drawback is that they typically are optically good in the mid-zoom range but not so good on either end of the focal length. I read quite a few reviews for this lens and they almost all say that the optics stay very good out to 400mm. A number of pictures I’ve seen support those assessments.
I took the lens to Blackburn Park to give it (and me) a test the first chance I had with a sunny day. This was toward the end of March and there weren’t any flowers in bloom except for daffodils. To get an interesting picture of these I would have had to lie on my stomach. That wasn’t going to happen. Because of snow melt and recent rain the ground was still very soggy.
Instead I aimed high. Except for the photo before and after the robin, these were all taken at 400mm. The other two were taken at 330mm and 350mm. I’m pleased with the results, the lens produced nice sharp images.
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