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Nikon - 200-400mm f/4 G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens
Quick Overview |
The world's first AF-S VR super-telephoto 200-400mm zoom lens. Combines four fixed focal length super-telephoto lenses into a single compact super-telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor lens.
* VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 3 stops faster
* Two VR Modes: Normal mode or Active Mode for when taking pictures with extreme movement
* Automatically detects when photographer is panning and compensates
* Compatible with AF-S Teleconverters: TC14E (II) and TC20E (II)
* Exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation
* 4 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements minimizes chromatic aberration and provides higher resolution and superior contrast
* Minimum focus distance of 6.2 feet at all focal lengths
* Internal Focusing (IF) design for smoother focusing and great body balance
* M/A mode enables instant switching from autofocus to manual with virtually no time lag even during AF servo operation
* No power consumption during manual focus operation
* Rounded diaphragm (9 blades) for natural blur
* Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes
* Detachable tripod mounting collar provided
* G design enables apertures to be selected from select Nikon AF SLR camera bodies
* Fully Compatible with D1X, D1H, D2H, D100, F5, F100, N80, N75 and N65

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.5
List Price | $6700.00
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Kirt Winter Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA
Comments | [09/01/09] Just picked up this object of my deep desires and used it for three daytime football games. Fantastic! Very sharp wide open, surprisingly light. Don't see how it could get better and not violate the laws of physics. Can't wait for baseball/softball!
Rating | 10

Randy Abrams Photographer
Bath | NY | US
Comments | [08/26/09] I'm surprised there hasn't been a review on this lens for almost a year. This lens was my first long lens. I bought as a replacement for the Sigma 120-300. I've never been disappointed. It is great wide open at f/4 and handles the 1.4tc pretty well in good light. The ability to zoom makes it just about perfect for softball, baseball and youth sports. I now have the Nikon 300 and 400 VRs, but I won't sell the 200-400 as it definitely has some major advantages in good light.
Rating | 10

Larry Strumwasser Photographer / Photo Editor
Hicksville | NY | USA
Comments | [10/27/08] I love this lens as well....shooting daytime baseball and football has gotten easier.....less weight, ultra sharp, well made (except for the monopod foot) replace with Kirk or RRS.....this would be the last lens to go if I gave up shooting!
Rating | 10

Robert Hanashiro Photographer
Los Angeles | CA
Comments | [10/23/08] Most versatile lens I have. Light, hand-holdable, sharp and very well made. At the Beijing Olympic Games I used this lens about 90% of the time, covering sports like weightlifting, (a heck of a lot of) basketball, volleyball, softball, gymnastics, baseball and wrestling. I even used this lens many times with the 1.4 converter with wonderful results ... even indoors. Combined with the great quality the new Nikon pro digital cameras give us at iso 1600 and over, the need for an f/4 lens has been diminished somewhat. Is this a REPLACEMENT for your 400mm f/2.8? Probably not. But if you want the ability to have a 300 and a 400 all in one lens, then the 200-400 zoom could be your answer. As a down-court lens at basketball, the range gives you incredible reach for action and features. I cannot say enough about how much I love this lens. Mahalo!
Rating | 10

Jack Megaw Student/Intern / Photographer
West Chester | PA | United States
Comments | [04/09/07] Got to try this lens over the weekend, anybody willing to sell one for under $1,000 ?? Absolutely fantastic.
Rating | 9

Chris Smith Photographer
Charleston | SC | USA
Comments | [04/09/07] Fantastic lens with extreme versatility! It may not be a 2.8, but the ability to zoom to recompose during sports is WONDERFUL. Couple this lens with Nikon's 70-200VR for a one-two punch that's hard to beat! It's sharp as you'd expect, works well with the tc14eII, VR is great, and the close-focusing distance is quite nice for this big a lens.
Rating | 10

Arthur Anderson Photographer
Deep River | CT | USA
Comments | [02/19/07] Great lens. Great for tight framing on the fly. Though a shutter speed 3 stops faster nice it doesn't do much for night action sports though its great for wildlife photos. I would rather have f/2.8. Maybe someday.
Rating | 8

James Rulison Photographer
Chino Hills | CA | USA
Comments | [03/17/06] Amazing lens lighter then you think very fast and the zoom comes in handy. If you are using a D2X the 800 mm reach is amazing. I have shot with very great results using this lens in conjunction with the Nikon TC-14EII. The DOF is amazing with great bokeh. Highly recommend.
Rating | 9

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