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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Release Date : 14 May 2014
Price : $ 11,996.95

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Key features

Lighter and more rugged than its acclaimed predecessor, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR frees professionals and passionate shooters to capture the thrill of sports, action and wildlife with staggering clarity and precision, even when shooting handheld in challenging lighting conditions. A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture paired with Nikon VR technology delivers exciting new low-light capabilities and beautiful bokeh, while a specialized diaphragm maintains consistent exposure during high-speed shooting. Pro-grade dust- and moisture-sealing and a fluorine coated front meniscus glass element protect the lens’ superb NIKKOR optics on tough assignments while Nikon’s advanced lens technologies give you every advantage for catching the shots that matter.

When it comes to capturing sports or wildlife where the action is fast and the conditions are rarely favorable, lens speed can mean the difference between a great shot and a miss. At f/2.8, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR gathers maximum light and renders beautiful bokeh. Nikon VR enhances that speed with up to 4 stops* of blur-free handheld shooting, including a new mode specifically for shooting Sports and Action, while a specialized electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism achieves remarkably consistent exposures when shooting at high frame rates. You might not be able to predict the spontaneous, but you certainly can prepare for it.

Thanks to lightweight fluorite lens elements and a magnesium alloy die-cast lens barrel, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is nearly 2 lbs. lighter than its predecessor, AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR. Anyone who has spent time in the field with a large super-telephoto lens knows every pound counts. And since wildlife and action often mean harsh conditions, it features professional grade dust- and moisture-resistant sealing and a fluorine coated meniscus protective glass element at the lens front. Wherever your assignments or passion take you, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is ready.

The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is an advanced lens designed to draw peak potential from high-resolution Nikon D-SLRs. The lens’ ultra-fast, ultra-quiet Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides outstanding autofocus performance with seamless manual override (just spin the lens barrel). Two fluorite lens elements (FL) provide superior optical characteristics while minimizing overall weight, while two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements nearly eliminate chromatic aberration, even at f/2.8.

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Specifications

Focal length 400 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 16 elements in 12 groups (Including 2 fluorite and 2 ED glass elements plus meniscus protective glass and Nano Crystal coat). 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with a Nano Crystal Coat.
Angle of view 6°10′ (4°00′ with DX-format camera)
Minimum focus distance 2.6m from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/6.9
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size 40.5 mm (drop-in)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approx. 159.5 x 358 mm
Weight Approx. 3800 g
Supplied accessories Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-38 Lens Hood, 40.5 mm screw-in NC filter, CT-405 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap, Monopod collar