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Nikon 200-400mm f/4G AF-S SWM SIC ED IF VR II Nikkor Super Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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  • 200-400mm f/4G AF-S super-telephoto zoom lens is perfect for sports and wildlife shooting; offers constant maximum aperture
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible
  • Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths
  • 4 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements; Three Focus Modes; Internal Focus (IF)
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM); Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)

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Nikon 200-400mm f/4G AF-S SWM SIC ED IF VR II Nikkor Super Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras + Nikon TC-14E II (1.4x) Teleconverter AF-S for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras + Nikon 77mm Screw-on Neutral Color Filter
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: 2187
  • Lens Type: Zoom lens
  • Mounting Type: Bayonet
  • Minimum focal length: 200 millimeters
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 11 x 11 inches ; 7.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003JBHSHK
  • Item model number: 2187
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 26, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

This versatile Nikon super-telephoto zoom lens is perfect for sports and wildlife shooting offering constant maximum aperture and VR II Image Stabilization.

Lens Highlights

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

4 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.

Three Focus Modes
A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques.

Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Rugged Construction
Featuring enhanced dust and moisture-resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens.

Close Auto Focusing to 6.6 feet at all focal lengths
Focus to 6.6 feet using AF or 6.4 feet using manual focus enabling striking image perspectives.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

Compatibility
Compatibile with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II/III Teleconverters. AF operation only with TC14E II.

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Nikon 200-400mm f/4G AF-S Lens Highlights

Product Description

The AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II is a versatile, powerful super-telephoto zoom lens that's perfect for sports and wildlife shooting, while offering a constant maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range and VR II Image Stabilization which enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible. The AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II features Nikon's exclusive Nano Crystal Coat that reduces ghosting and interior flare for even greater image clarity. Four Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements offer superior sharpness and color correction, while the exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques. FEATURES: Versatile super-telephoto zoom lens - Powerful super-telephoto zoom lens that's perfect for sports and wildlife shooting offering constant maximum aperture and VR II Image Stabilization. Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization - Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture. Nano Crystal Coat - Further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity. 4 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements - Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings. Three Focus Modes - A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focu

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It is easy to handle and takes very very clear pictures.
Kelly J Clark
The auto focus on the lens is faster than all the above lenses I mentioned, and stays fast even with the TC-20E.
Mike
This feature is great both with shooting in slower shutter speeds but also with shooting clips.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Miles J. Smith, III on August 3, 2010
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I've been using the AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II for a little over a month now and have been extremely pleased by the results I've had. I'm a photo hobbyist/ enthusiast and have never had as large a lens as this before but it is quickly becoming a favorite. In the short time that I have had the lens, I've mainly taken wildlife photos. What has impressed me most is how quickly the lens focuses and how spot-on the focus is. People are amazed when they see the detail the lens provides. I've actually handheld the lens using the VR II feature and the images were just as sharp as the tripod-mounted photos. Very impressive!

All-in-all, I'm very pleased with the results and have no buyer's remorse whatsoever. I would recommend this lens to anyone looking to jump into the high power zoom category.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mike on October 10, 2012
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I have had this lens now for about 4 weeks. I use it for wild life photography in Rocky mountains.
I also use the Nikon 80-200, 80-400 and Sigma 50-500. This lens is as sharp as the 80-200 but with much better reach.
First and foremost the lens dose what Nikon claim it dose.

Here are some things to think about if your considering this lens.
This is a large and very heavy lens. and it gets heaver as the day goes by.
You can hand hold this lens because the VR II is vey effective, however for the best results you really need a good tripod and head. A Gimbal head would be best.
The VR II is very noisy and spooks the birds if you are close to them.

The lens comes with a way over done and large carrying case. It is almost like a back pack. It can be used to ship the lens and I am sure it would work fine. But it is too lager to be practical for every day use unless you work or use it out of your car.
There is a great deal of third party accessory for this lens, replacement foot, lens coat , protective case and hoods, etc. You will need some sort of practical protective case for filed use.

If you use this lens with Nikon's new cameras, D800, or D4, you will be rewarded with the ability to Auto focus at F8. This means you can use all Nikon AFS tele-convertors on this lens and be able to auto focus. This is a big deal since it gives you an 800mm F8 lens with auto focus if you use a Nikon TC-20E III tele-convertor.

I have used the TC-20E and TC-14E Both on the lens and have not notice Image degradation using RRS TC33 Tripods and Gimbal head. I am sure there is a bit of degradation but since I am no Moose Peterson I can't tell.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By K. Herman on March 2, 2011
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I mostly shoot birds and this lens is perfect for shooting birds in flight. My other long lens is a 400 f/2.8 which is too heavy to hand hold, The 200-400 gives me much better flexibility while being not to heavy. I normally use it with a 1.4 tele-converter and that gives me a very workable 580. It is extremely fast to focus either with or without the TC and works very well for birds in flight. Image quality is almost as good as the 400 f/2.8 especially on close subjects, say up to 100 Yards. The VRII allows hand held shots down to about a 250th of a second and slower if I can brace against something when shooting.

I have gotten some fantastic shots with it that I would have missed with the larger lens because of the time required to set up a tripod. The lens is very sharp and easy to use it also provides some interesting features such as memory focus that is excellent for shooting birds coming and going from a nest or other set spot.

I normally carry it with a Black Rapid R-strap and find this allows easy carrying and use.

Overall I am extremely satisfied with this lens. It has become my main wildlife lens.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Kelly J Clark on July 19, 2010
The 200-400VRII is a very large serious piece of glass. You will want a sturdy gimbal mount. I use Monfroto's. Using a D3s and this lens can be done handheld for a few shots, or a steady rest. It is easy to handle and takes very very clear pictures. The focus lock feature gets used a lot if I have something like a tree branch in the forground. The 1.4 teleconverter ( be sure you get the right one )
maintains auto focus nicely. The 1.7 loses auto focus, but reaches out further and the picture quality is very good even in lower light. This lens and camera combo is incredible.

A couple of items could be inproved with the set. It comes with a very padded case. Nikon still packages every thing skin tight and small. this is a little annoying. You have to work to get the lens out of the case! There are several lose parts and pads with in the case. These end up being stuffed back in the case when you are using the lens. Then you have to dig them all out before the lens goes back in. annoying. The lens cap is a nylon bag with a draw string which again is skin tight. I can't get it off with one hand. There is no hard lens cap. I have heard someone makes an after market cap. The hood on the lens is large and has to be reversed to fit in the case. The case is not big enought to leave the teleconverters on and get it zipped up.

To deal with all of this I plan to have some extra straps sewn on the lens cover, the case will be lenthened or rebuilt to have larger openings and longer storage. I will add acouple of pockets for the lens cap and extra filters.
I also plan to have a holster built that will hold the camera and the lens for quicker access.

This not a rant. The lens is very very good.
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