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

Model #2205

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Filter thread 52 mm
Weight 10.12 lb (4.59 kg)
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 6.30 x 18.15" (160 x 461 mm)


Focal length 800 mm
Comparable DX Focal Length: 1200 mm
Diaphragm blades 9
Camera mount type Nikon F
Minimum focus distance 19.36' (5.9 m)
Format compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of view 3° 10"
DX Picture Angle: 2°
Aperture Maximum: f/5.6
Minimum: f/32
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:6.6
Groups/elements 13/20


Tripod collar Yes
Autofocus Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Roberts camera.34955828
16 hours ago

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is an advanced lens for advanced D-SLRs. Autofocus is powered by Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which uses ultrasonic vibrations—instead of a gear system—for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet, ultra-precise focusing.

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
11 December 2015

I have been wanting to upgrade my old AF-s 500 for some time. It was a tossup between the 600 and 800. Most of what I read and what I saw on uTube didn't really answer the question. But the one thing that stuck in my mind was the raves about the sharpness of the 800mm.

18 April 2017

After 35 years in the photo world in one capacity or another I have worked with some really sharp glass in all formats this lens is in the top five. Working now as a photo guide I stay on top of new products after renting this for a rainy weekend it blew me away.

31 July 2017

Pros: you can share photos of places you've never been. Once I was in Miami, FL, and was able to take perfect photos of Los Angeles. Eveybody on Instagram believed I was in Los Angeles. This lens also took great photos of NYC & DC, all from my Holyday Inn window in Miami.

6 August 2014

I have used Nikon cameras and lenses for 30+ years. It's difficult to compare this lens to any other that I have used, including the 600mm f/4 VRII. Paired with the Nikon D4s (with or without its dedicated 1.25E TC), it's a dream lens for the wildlife/bird photographer.

  • +

    Razor sharp and quick focus, excellent balance, great VR

  • -

    The price, but I suppose that you get what you pay for.

B h photo.34921152
10 April 2018

It's not as heavy as it looks, the AF is super fast, the bouquet is fantastic and the sharpness/clarity is mind-blowing!Yes - it is very expensive but when you make your living with photography it's probably worth it. I love it!

B h photo.34921152
30 April 2017

Great lens -as every reviewer, only positives. I had it for only a couple of weeks and have been practicing with it. So far I have used it with both, D4s (for birds) and D800E (for moon and stationary items), for birding moon pictures, and some pictures of very distant items. Awesome pics.

3 April 2017

very great lens for instagram or facebook photo shooting.

B h photo.34921152
6 March 2017

Beyond Expectations Razor Sharp!!! Fast and Quiet Focusing Not as big and bulky as I had expected. IF, you own a 400mm 2.8 you will find this handles very similar

2 February 2017

I had high expectations for this lens and I have not been disappointed. Optically, it is mostly perfect, and the detail in the images show extreme resolution. This lens is so sharp it can resolve the wrinkles in a birds skin near their eyes from a distance of fifty feet or more.

6 April 2016

It's a fun activity to do with friends.

Product Highlights
  • Nikon F Mount
  • FX Format Compatible
  • DX Equivalent: 1200mm
  • Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
  • Two Fluorite and Two ED Lens Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor and MF Override
  • Electromagnetic Aperture Mechanism
  • Magnesium Alloy Lens Barrel
  • Included Dedicated 1.25x Teleconverter
In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-38 Lens Hood for AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens
  • 52mm Clear NC Glass Filter
  • CT-801 Trunk Case for NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens
  • LN-2 Lens Strap for NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  • Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Monopod Collar
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED
  • BF-3B Replacement Front Mount Cap for Nikkor AF-S Teleconverters
  • CL-0715 Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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