Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens Announced, Priced $12,396.95, Available for Pre-Order

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E lens

Nikon has just announced the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens. This is a professional super-telephoto zoom lens with a wide range of 180-400mm, and a constant f/4 aperture and a built-in 1.4X teleconverter, allowing photographers to a 252-560mm (FX-format) focal range. This new lens costs $12,396.95, available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E

Primary features

  • Super-telephoto zoom lens with coverage of a broad range of focal lengths beginning at 180 mm and extending to 560 mm when the built-in 1.4x teleconverter is used
  • Built-in 1.4x teleconverter which can easily be activated/deactivated while looking through the viewfinder
  • Tripod collar ring that enables smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientation
  • Zoom ring that is easily operated while holding onto the tripod collar
  • Adoption of a fluorite lens element and magnesium alloy has achieved a light weight of approximately 3,500 g/7 lb 11.4 oz
  • Dust- and drip-resistant structure that prevents dust and drops of water from entering the lens
  • Nikon’s exclusive highly durable fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt
  • The latest optical design that includes the use of one fluorite lens element and eight ED glass elements for extremely sharp and detailed rendering that is compatible with high-pixel-count digital cameras
  • The latest optical design and the use of Nano Crystal Coat enable clear images in which ghost and flare are effectively suppressed
  • High maximum reproduction ratios with close-up shooting at telephoto positions (0.25x when the built-in teleconverter is not used, 0.36x when activated)
  • The exclusive design of this lens with a built-in teleconverter ensures optimal optical and AF performance
  • The VR mechanism offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed in NORMAL mode; users can choose from NORMAL and SPORT modes
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that enables stable exposure control

Detailed Specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 180–400 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating stop(s)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 27
Groups 19
Special elements / coatings 1 fluorite + 8 ED elements and Nano Crystal + Super Intergrated + fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 2.00 m (78.74)
Maximum magnification 0.25×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Physical
Weight 3500 g (7.72 lb)
Diameter 128 mm (5.04)
Length 363 mm (14.29)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 40.5 mm
Filter notes Uses drop-in filters
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes
Other
Notes Has a built-in 1.4x teleconverter

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