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

AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 800mm f/5.6E VR

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2013-01-29

MSRP Price: $17896.95

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The longest lens in the NIKKOR lineup, delivering 800mm of exceptional full-frame super-telephoto power (1000mm with the included 1.25x teleconverter) and the latest advancements in optical design and lens technology. Suprisingly compact and lightweight with a magnesium-alloy barrel and dust- and moisture-resistant construction, this is the definitive long-reach lens for sports, news and wildlife photographers.

Photography Life Review Summary: Overall, I am extremely impressed by the Nikon 800mm f/5.6E VR. It definitely deserves the highest praises for its optical performance and without a doubt, would be a dream lens for many of us. However, at its current price tag of $18K, the 800mm will not fit the bill for many sports and wildlife photographers. Considering the $10K price tag for the Nikon 600mm f/4G VR and the hand-holdable 500mm f/4G VR at $8K+, one has to wonder if the 800mm is worth the price of these two lenses… Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Review by Photography Life.

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

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length800mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.151x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)3°10'
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)3°10'
Optical Information
Lens Elements20
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance5.9m
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeSlip-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions160 x 461mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesAF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED, Slip-on Front Lens Cap, HK-38 Lens Hood, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, LN-2 Lens Strap, CT-801 Trunk Case, Monopod Collar

Lens Construction

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

MTF Chart


Image Samples

Hummingbird in Flight #2 Black and White Wolves

Western Kingbird Taking Off Bird with a bug

Grizzly Bear Burrowing Owl Feeding Chick


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