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

 

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

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

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens
Introduction – AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens

Seems Nikon starts to understand why Canon used fluorine cristals in their super telephoto lenses for many years. This new lens is a marvel for those who can afford this kind of quality. This is not a small or light lens, but the performance is stellar. Still lighter than the earlier version by 0.8kg(1.7 lb). You can isolate the background very much with the bright f/2.8 aperture. Sport reporters like this pictures when the background is nicely blurred. The lens accepts drop in filters an ND filter is included in the package at BHphotovideo. The filter helps in bright sunlight to use the wide f/2.8 aperture for blurring the background.

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

Minimal focus distance: 2.6 m (8.53′)
Aperture:f/2.8 – f/22
Max reproduction ration: 0.16x
Aperture blades: 9 rounded
Filter size: Drop-in:40.5 mm
Weight: 3.8kg ( 8.38 lb) the older version is 4.61kg (0.81 kg or 1.8 lb more)
Optical formula: 16 elements in 12 groups including two ED(extra low dispersion) and two FL (fluorite) special elements, these elements are also helps to reduce weight of the lens.
Hood: HK-38 lens hood
Size: Approximately 159.5 x 358 mm (6.28 x 14.09″)

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

-Af: SWM ultrasonic motor
-Constant physical size
-Internal focusing
-Nano chrital coat to reduce flare
-Compatible with Full frame and cropped sensor cameras
-VR (vibration reduction) image stabilizer claims 4 stop gain by Nikon

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

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens price is 11,996 Dollar. The Nikkor 800mmE FL is 18,000 Dollar, the older Nikon 400mmf/2.8 is 9000 Dollar in comparison.

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

Expected availability: August 28 2014
Pre order of Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens at BH

Alternatives

Apart from the older 400mm f/2.8 Nikkor there is no really an alternative. The older lens is also excellent. I guess the new one will be even better with a two fluorite and two extra low dispersion elements.

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