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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR 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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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HK-30|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Image Stabilization||Vibration reduction (VR II) up to 4 stops|
|Item Dimensions||4.88 x 4.88 x 14.41 inches|
|Item Display Weight||15 pounds|
|Item Weight||7.4 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||2.00 m|
|Material Type||Magnesium alloy barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||400 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||24|
|Number of Groups||17|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||12.33 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||13.15 pounds|
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.
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.
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.
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
This lens did it, and better than my expectations. See, I've always been concerned about shooting at higher ISO ratings; having started on the ground floor with the NC2000 (AP/Nikon) and then the Nikon D1, using ratings higher than ISO 800 was asking for trouble. So I'm trying to wean myself off instinctively using the faster glass, because we now have the D3 and D3S bodies.
Nevermind the widest f-stop of 4.0, using a full frame sensor with the 200-400 is amazing. I can shoot professional sports with this glass at ISO 4000 and stop the action quite well. The price seems reasonable as well; I had thought this type of versatile lens might be $9,000 or more. Seeing this price makes me think that I would buy it in a heartbeat if I had to choose a telephoto for my arsenal.
Teleconverter pairing: The lens is also lighter than the 400mm 2.8, and modestly heavier than a 300mm 2.8. But what I really like, is being able to use a Nikon TC-14E II (1.4x) Teleconverter because it pairs well with my cameras, creating a 280-560mm f 5.6.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not a professional, but this lens makes me look like one. It's heavy and requires a monopod, but the effort is worth it when the detail shows on sports photos. Read morePublished 17 days ago by KLB
This is an amazing lens...however, the retail price listed by Amazon is NOT the true price. If you go to www.nikonusa. Read morePublished 16 months ago by blackhawkjohn
Great flexibility and good weight for what it is but I don't think it is sharp enough based on the fact that it is a professional level lens. In my opinion the 300 2. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jk
This lens is beyond description, its one of the lenses that can hardly get any criticism.
I personally don't own it, but I have played a lot with it in the camera store in my... Read more
The lens is great, once I got it somewhere else. Be aware that Amazon might send you a lens that has been used by another customer, then returned for being defective (or whatever... Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Steve
This was a lens that I had decided to purchase for a long time after several recommendations from other photographers. It is fast glass! Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by John
UPDATED JANUARY 2014 AFTER 2.5 YEARS USE AND 30,000 PHOTOS
I'm updating again my review of this outstanding lens, having now shot over 30,000 wildlife photos with it on safari... Read more