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can you use a teleconverter with this lens?

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I have used this lens with th Nikon 1.4x teleconverter. It autofocuses. It fits. The results were sharp.
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The press release for this lens says, "Additionally, alongside a 1.4x teleconverter, the lens can be expanded to an f/8 aperture to retain compatibility with the AF system on the most recent Nikon D-SLR cameras."
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Use the lens with D7100 = 120-600mm f4.5-5.6 + 1.3 crop = 156-780mm. It is always better not to add more glass. Stay way from the TC and use a DX camera.
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Just checked on imaging.nikon.com and is says:
"AF is possible even with a 1.4 teleconverter when attached to an f/8- compatible camera "
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I understand that at f/5.6 the lens would still autofocus with a newer Nikon body able to focus to f/8 - but that's no different than the old lens that was also f/5.6 at 400 mm.

But the old one would not mate up with a Nikon 1.4x in that the metal tabs prevented them from connecting together (unless tab filed off etc.). So you were left using Kenko 1.4x and the result wasn't worth it.

What I don't see in the specs or press release is whether the new one will PHYSICALLY accept the Nikon 1.4x. Am I missing that? Would love to know!!!
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Yes, according to specifications the nikon TC-14e is compatible for a maximum aperture of f/8 at maximum zoom.
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How can I get a user manual for AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR lense. I tried downloading it form your site but I get a page not available.

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http://download.nikonimglib.com/archive1/SJsLp00vjQGt00S4lYx522EV6C90/AFS80-400_4.5-5.6GEDVR_(7C_DL)01.pdf
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This is still the older lens not the newer AF-s G lens.
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The link given connects you to the AF VR Zoom-Nikkor ED 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D lens manual. What is the correct link for the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR manual?
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You can find the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR lens manual here: http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/lenses/AF/AFVR_80-400mm.pdf
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Does the new AF-S 80-400 supposed to rattle and make clicking noise when the camera is turned on? Does the barrel suppose to rattle ?

I just received my new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm 4.5-5.6 G ED zoom lens and I have some concerns, which I hope you can answer:

First, the barrel rattles! Is it suppose to that? It seems something is loose inside and when I look through the front of the glass, I can see some of the glass moving. None of my other VR lenses - 28-300, 70-200 or 80-400 rattle, nor did my older 80-400 VR lens do that.

Second, when I turn on the camera with the lens attached, the lens makes three to five clicking sounds...even when I turn off the autofocus and VR on the lens and the Autofocus on the D4, it makes this clanging noise. When I look through the viewfinder as it is making this noise, the scene is moving up and down. When I press the shutter button half way, it clicks and stops, but the scene jerks down before becoming clear..

I'm thinking this is a defective lens.
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Just got my replacement for the one I wrote about earlier and it's great! Solid, sharp and silent. Much better than the older model that came out 12 years ago. Now that I have this one and I was able to return the first one that I got, I'm very impressed with this lens. Thanks Nikon!
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Nope, that was not the reason. It was doing this after I had turned it off correctly. And the elements in the barrel should be that loose. It has been returned to the store and new one on the way. Hopefully, it was just a bad one in the mix. Will know when the new one arrives today. thanks...
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Just received mine. Definitely no noticeable clicking. Nor the kind of rattle you describe. I DO see this in the manual... "Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens while vibration reduction is in
effect. If power to the lens is cut while vibration reduction is on, the lens may rattle when shaken. This is not a malfunction, and can be corrected by reat- taching the lens and turning the camera on." Could it relate to your noise? I'll get to heavily use this first of next week and will reply again after that experience...
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Will the TC14, TC17, and/or TC20 Teleconverters attach to the new 80-400

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the compatibility table has been updated & shows that all 3 of these tc's are compatible with this new lens so long as it is used with one of the newer cameras that support AF at f/8.
That would be nice, but I don't understand how the TC20 tc will be able to autofocus even if the camera supports AF at f/8.
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FWIW, that lens is not listed on the compatibility chart
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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TC14 will work with the right body, must be autofocus capable at f/8 max aperture.
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Use with Teleconverters

I see remarks about using the TC14, but nothing about the TC17 and TC20. If on does not mind using Manual Focus, will the TC17 and TC20 operate with this lens? Will the TC17 and TC20 'damage' the lens? My purchase decision is contingent on the ability to use the TC17 and TC20 without damaging the new 80-400 lens.
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The lens works great with the TC14. I personally don't like it with the TC20 due to dim viewfinder, but it works fine.
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The lens is compatible with Teleconverters TC-14E , TC-14E II , TC-17E II, TC-20E, TC-20E II, and
TC-20E III.
With TC-14's, autofocus is available only with cameras that offer f/8 support.
With TC17's and TC-20's, autofocus is not supported.
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is AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III compatible with D800 and new 80 to 40 lense

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Yes, it will. There are some compromises. The viewfinder will be pretty dim, and it will be hard to do anything in dim light. Autofocus is barely functional, and you'll only be able to do a good job of manual focus in bright light. Optical quality goes down, but is still ok. You will have a high f/stop, meaning slower shutter speeds and/or higher ISO. But the 800 has great high ISO performance. At 200mm your minimum f/stop is f/11. I actually was able to get it to autofocus when I had bright room lighting at 200mm lens setting. But it took a lot of work and it hunted and would usually settle out of focus.

If you are shooting bright daylight, it'll be ok as long as you are ok with The trade offs. By mid-afternoon or in the shade, you'll be making compromises. In dim light it's probably not worth it.

I usually save my TC20 for lenses with apertures f/4 and bigger. I just don't enjoy using it on this (or the previous version) of this lens. But it does work.
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Not with the lens no.
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New 80-400 AF-S: Tripod mount shown. Is it supplied?

I have seen write-ups stating that the tripod mount is supplied, and others stating that it is not. Is it supplied with purchase?
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Tripod collar is included, but I personally don't like it. The foot is not removable which gets in the way of handholding. There are third parties that make a metal collar with a removable foot.

Or, it's actually not difficult to remove the tripod collar altogether for handholding, and replace it later..
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Tripod foot is supplied.
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Does the lens have a limit switch?

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Yes
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Is the lens compatible with the Nikon Teleconverters?

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TC14 will work with the right body, must be autofocus capable at f/8 max aperture.
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Why is it so much more expensive than the model it replaced?

What does this lens have to offer that caused a $1100 price increase? I have waited years for thi snew lens and now it is way out of my budget.
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Better glass, silent wave motor, internal focusing upgraded VR.
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Does this lenses mate with extension tubes for close ups?

I'm looking for a travel lenses with more reach than my 70-300mm VR lenses.
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Yes, it will work with extension tubes just like any other lens, but it is a heavy lens, so you need to be careful and preferably use some high quality, strongly-constructed tubes.
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is the TC20 *really* compatible with this new lens?

the compatibility table for tc's has been updated to list the 1.4, 1.7 & 2.0 tc's to be compatible with this lens so long as the camera supports AF up to f/8.
Is this correct for the TC20?
Wouldn't the range of this camera go from 4.5-5.6 to 9-11.2 with a tc20, or am I misunderstanding something?
Even at f/9 it wouldn't make any difference if the camera supported af at f/8 would it?
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You have asked this question too many times. Yes it is compatible. Please refer to your lens manual.
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Is the new 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G lens compatible with the TC-20E III teleconverter?

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Here is the compatibility chart:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/EN_Comp_chart.html
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what is the length of the lens fully extended at 400mm?

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The AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens is approximately 12" long when fully extended.
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Is this lens VR or VRII it says second generation VR

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VR II
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Comparison question

Is this new 80-400mm lens without a 1.4x t/c sharper than the Nikon 300mm f/4 with a 1.4x t/c?
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I would say the 80-400 would have the edge.
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Is TC-20E III with AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II a better option.

I have a D800 and a D800E. would it not be a better and cheaper option for me to buy a TC-20E III Teleconverter for use with my AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II which I already own? I would have autofocus capability at the same f stop as this lens to achieve the same reach.
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I would rent the TC-20 for a few days and make sure you are satisfied with the image quality and autfocus. It will cost around 40-$50.
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Why is the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR not on the list of recommended lenses for the D800?

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Lens was not out yet when the list was made, it has since been added.
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Wildlife : Is it weather sealed ?

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Age: 25-34
Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 2-5 years
Role: Semi-professional photographer
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Yes, gasket and weather sealed.
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Is the plate on the tripod collar Arca-Swiss?

I am trying to marry this lens (+camera of course) with an appropriate ball head and tripod. A ball head I am looking at uses the Arca-Swiss standard for its quick-release ball head. Will the supplied tripod collar work with this standard? Any general tips on getting this onto a tripod (like a Feisol CT3442)?

I'll be using this with a D610.
Location : Vermont, USA
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Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 21+ years
Experience: Less than a month
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No, you would need a seperate plate.
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