Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6 FL ED VR NIKKOR Lens

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Key Features

  • 800mm focal length
  • 1200mm equivalent focal length on DX cameras
  • F5.6 maximum aperture; F32 minimum
  • Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • Image stabilization, 4 stops claimed
  • 52mm filters
  • 5.90m/232.28" minimum focus
  • Nikon F mount for FX and DX DSLRs

Product Description

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm F5.6E FL ED VR offers the longest focal length in the history of Nikkor autofocus lenses. Optical construction includes two fluorite and two ED lens elements, and optical vibration reduction is included to help keep things as stable as possible. This lens comes supplied with the 1.25X AF-S TELECONVERTER TC800-1.25E ED which extends its focal length to to 1000 mm with an effective maximum aperture of F7.1. On a DX-format DSLR, the AF-S 800mm offers an effective focal length of 1200mm, which increases to 1500mm with the teleconverter. Start saving up your pennies...

Specs

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 800 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (4 stops claimed)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F5.6
Minimum aperture F32.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes rounded blades
Optics
Elements 20
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings Two flourite elements, 2 ED glass elements, includes protective glass
Focus
Minimum focus 5.90 m (232.28)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 4590 g (10.12 lb)
Diameter 160 mm (6.3)
Length 461 mm (18.15)
Sealing Yes
Filter thread 52 mm
Filter notes rear slip-in filter holder
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

Questions & Answers

QUESTION

nikon 800mm decision

Well, Nikon is going to finally release the 800 mm lens in April so i was going to pre order one until i saw the 17,800.00 price!! As everyone knows you always need to get a little closer to get that shot. Well I am looking at other ways to accomplish this. Looking at Nikon's 600 mm (i have all the TCs, or sigma 300 - 800 or the sigma 800. I cant find any good comparisons any where as for sharpness ect. Has anyone out there used these and what are your thoughts. All my other gear is nikon, D800 E, D800, D 3, including largest lens being Nikon's 400mm f2.8 Thanks

1 year ago

ANSWERS

Stephen Robinson wrote: Well, Nikon is going to finally release the 800 mm lens in April so i was going to pre order one until i saw the 17,800.00 price!! As everyone knows you always need to get a little closer to get that shot. Well I am looking at other ways to accomplish this. Looking at Nikon's 600 mm (i have all the TCs, or sigma 300 - 800 or the sigma 800. I cant find any good comparisons any where as for sharpness ect. Has anyone out there used these and what are your thoughts. All my other gear is nikon, D800 E, D800, D 3, including largest lens being Nikon's 400mm f2.8 Thanks I am in the same boat and 400mm is my main lens, I figured 10k maybe 12k for a 800  f5.6 lens. With such long lenses the flexibility the Sigma offers does look really tempting, its pretty easy to find a location for the 400 but a fixed 800 might get limiting even for the Motorcycle racing I shoot. It is hard to find info on the Sigma , I live in NJ and figure B&H might let me give it a little test ... Continue Reading

Raymond Bradlau answered
1 year ago

Raymond Bradlau wrote: Stephen Robinson wrote: Well, Nikon is going to finally release the 800 mm lens in April so i was going to pre order one until i saw the 17,800.00 price!! As everyone knows you always need to get a little closer to get that shot. Well I am looking at other ways to accomplish this. Looking at Nikon's 600 mm (i have all the TCs, or sigma 300 - 800 or the sigma 800. I cant find any good comparisons any where as for sharpness ect. Has anyone out there used these and what are your thoughts. All my other gear is nikon, D800 E, D800, D 3, including largest lens being Nikon's 400mm f2.8 Thanks I am in the same boat and 400mm is my main lens, I figured 10k maybe 12k for a 800 f5.6 lens. With such long lenses the flexibility the Sigma offers does look really tempting, its pretty easy to find a location for the 400 but a fixed 800 might get limiting even for the Motorcycle racing I shoot. It is hard to find info on the Sigma , I live in NJ and figure B&H might let me ... Continue Reading

Stephen Robinson answered
1 year ago

Stephen Robinson wrote: Raymond Bradlau wrote: Stephen Robinson wrote: Well, Nikon is going to finally release the 800 mm lens in April so i was going to pre order one until i saw the 17,800.00 price!! As everyone knows you always need to get a little closer to get that shot. Well I am looking at other ways to accomplish this. Looking at Nikon's 600 mm (i have all the TCs, or sigma 300 - 800 or the sigma 800. I cant find any good comparisons any where as for sharpness ect. Has anyone out there used these and what are your thoughts. All my other gear is nikon, D800 E, D800, D 3, including largest lens being Nikon's 400mm f2.8 Thanks I am in the same boat and 400mm is my main lens, I figured 10k maybe 12k for a 800 f5.6 lens. With such long lenses the flexibility the Sigma offers does look really tempting, its pretty easy to find a location for the 400 but a fixed 800 might get limiting even for the Motorcycle racing I shoot. It is hard to find info on the Sigma , I live in NJ and ... Continue Reading

FrankG answered
1 year ago

QUESTION

Telephoto lens decision

Well, Nikon is going to finally release the 800 mm lens in April so i was going to pre order on until i saw the 17,800.00 price!! As everyone knows you always need to get a little closer to get that shot. Well i am looking at other ways to accomplish this. Looking at Nikon's 600 mm (i have all the TCs, or sigma 300 - 800 or the sigma 800. I cant find any good comparisons any where as for sharpness ect. Has anyone out there used these and what are your thoughts. All my other gear is nikon, D800 E, D800, D 3, including largest lens being  Nikon's 400mm f2.8    Thanks

1 year ago

ANSWERS

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