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Nikon Unveils New AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6, First Update in Over a Decade

Released in 2001, Nikon's original 80-400mm telephoto zoom lens has consistently made it onto owners' "please update" lists for over a decade. It was the first of Nikon's lenses to feature VR, and though it wasn't without fault, it was a very versatile lens.

Now 12-years in the making, the new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR seeks to add to its predecessor's abilities, while improving on common complaints such as slow focus and the inability to use the auto focus with newer SLRs.

Nikon Patents Unique Dual Lens Hood and 16-35mm Full Frame Lens

Nikon has released some pretty interesting patents in the past. As recently as October of this last year we saw a patent for a camera attachment that blows air into the tripod mount to keep your sensor cool. Just days before that another patent showed that the company might be building features specific to "camera toss" photography into its compact and mirrorless cameras.

Nikon's most recent patent isn't quite as out there, but still unique as far as we can tell -- it's a dual lens hood.