- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : FX / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II is a tele zoom lens which features Nikon’s improved VR II image stabilization system. VR II allows for a shutter speed up to four times slower than normal. The lens has a fixed f/4 aperture throughout its focal length which assists faster focusing and less tweaking when shooting. A Nano crystal coating has been provided to ensure that the lens can suppress most of the flare and ghosting when shooting at wider f/stops in broad daylight. Internal Focusing (IF) technology ensures that the lens never protrudes when focusing.
Nikon has provided their Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology in this lens. This makes the lens ultra – quiet when focusing, perfect for the purpose of wildlife photographers. M/A (Auto to manual focusing) allows for annual overrides during the lens’ auto-focusing process. Nikon has provided 4 ED (Extra-low dispersion) glass elements in this lens. This virtually takes the color fringing out of the equation and increases the color saturation and sharpness of the final images. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Apart from Nikon’s nano crystal element the Super Integrated Coating (SIC) which also ensures that color contrasts are increases reduces flares.
The 2.0x zoom ratio lens has a total of 24 lens elements arranged in 17 groups. It uses a filter of 52mm and has a minimum focusing distance of only 6.6’. The lens weighs 3.36 Kilos and ships with the following accessories –
- HK-30 Slip-on Lens Hood
- A LF-1 rear lens cap
- A front Lens cover
- A CL-L2 ballistic nylon case for easy transportation.
- A 52mm Screw-on NC filter
Images by Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens on Flickr
Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Len Specifications
|Construction||24 elements in 17 groups (with four ED glass elements, Nano Crystal Coat), and one detachable protective glass|
|Angle of view||12°20′ – 6°10′ (8° – 4° with Nikon DX format)|
|Min focus distance||2 m/6.6 ft. (in AF mode), 1.95 m/6.4 ft. (in MF mode)|
|Max reproduction ratio||0.27x (in AF mode), 0.28x (in MF mode)|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Approximately 124 x 365.5 mm/4.9 x 14.4 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 3,360 g/7.4 lbs. (with protective glass)|
|Accessories||Slip-on Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Slip-on Hood HK-30, Semi-soft Case CL-L2, Dedicated slip-in filter holder, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, Dedicated lens protective glass, Dedicated lens protective glass case, Strap LN-1|