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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR is a high end super telephoto lens.

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nice bokeh, offers creamy backgrounds for your subjects

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quick and precise AF, finds your subject almost immediately

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color is rich, vibrant and accurate

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durably constructed, can handle heavy use and lots of travel

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images stay crisp throughout the focal range

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big, heavy and bulky, can't be lugged around casually

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far too expensive for a non-professional photographer

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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR is a high end super telephoto lens. Features that put it in the professional range of lenses include a Nano Crystal Coat and VR image stabilization. This lens builds on the feature set found in the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II by extending the focal range to 400 mm and including a new tripod detection mode that accounts for the vibration that sometimes occurs during shutter release on a rigid mount. The telephoto lens is engineered to offer edge-to-edge sharpness when working with both the Nikon FX and DX-format cameras. Distortion is reduced through a combination of a Nano Crystal Coat, a meniscus protective glass element, and Super Integrated Coating (SIC) which together reduce ghosting and flare for greater image clarity. VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization accounts for up to 4 shutter speeds of movement, allowing handheld shooting and dramatically sharper images. The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) handles fast and quiet autofocusing, and an A/M focus mode allows the use of auto and manual focus operations quickly and intuitively.

  • Rugged construction
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8 - f/22
  • Maximum Angle of View: 4 deg (DX-format), 6 deg (FX-format)
  • Tripod detection mode
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9 blade diaphragm
  • Distance Information
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Focus Mode: Auto, Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
  • Internal Focusing
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.5 ft,  2.9m (AF), 9.2 ft, 2.8 m (MF)
  • Filter: 52 mm Slip-in
  • Diameter x Length: 6.3 x 14.5 in, 159.5 x 368 mm
  • Weight: 163 oz, 4,620 g
  • Slip-on HK-33 lens hood, CT-404 trunk case, Slip-in filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, LN-1 strap, Monopod collar
  • Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II (III) Teleconverters
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