FX-format telephoto zoom lens with 80-400mm focal range (120-600mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).
Superb optical performance: four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and one Super ED glass element help correct chromatic aberration and optical color defects, which can occur at longer focal lengths.
Nano Crystal Coat greatly reduces ghosting and flare even in backlit situations.
Vibration Reduction (VR) system with Normal, Active and Tripod modes. Minimizes camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, quiet and accurate autofocus.
Three focus modes: A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority), M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus).
AF with teleconverter: AF works even when a 1.4x teleconverter is attached to an f/8-compatible camera.
Focus limit switch: “FULL” and ∞-6m, which lets you reduce focusing time when shooting within a specific distance range.
Lens barrel lock (when the barrel is collapsed at 80mm position) prevents the barrel extending under its weight when the lens is not in use.
Detachable tripod foot included.