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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Telephoto Lens

Model: 20071
SKU: NIK-12489
 
USD $12,396.95

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About the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Telephoto Lens

For Nikon F (FX) Mounts
Image Stabilized
Takes Drop-In Filters
AF Type: Autofocus
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Professional super-telephoto zoom with Nikon's first built-in selectable 1.4X teleconverter

Details

  • Professional super-telephoto zoom with Nikon's first built-in selectable 1.4X teleconverter
  • Advanced optical design with 8 ED glass elements, a Fluorite element and Nano Crystal Coat produces unwavering image quality
  • Blazing fast subject acquisition and locked-on tracking, especially when used with Nikon's 153-point AF system
  • Lightweight, durable construction with advanced weather sealing, internal focus and Nikon's nonstick Fluorine coating
  • Next-generation Vibration Reduction (VR) system that starts immediately and includes three shooting modes

Unpredictability has met its match.

Pros who spend time behind a super-telephoto lens know a hard truth: when you need a teleconverter, you often need it in a hurry. For these moments, Nikon proudly introduces the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, a super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4X teleconverter. Capture sports, events and wildlife in lifelike brilliance from 180-400mm, then, without breaking shooting posture, engage the integrated teleconverter and increase your reach to 560mm f/5.6 (840mm equivalent on a DX body). Incorporating remarkable advancements in optical design, autofocus performance, Vibration Reduction and durability, this lens is bound to become the new standard for serious field photographers.

A NIKKOR Gold Series super-telephoto zoom lens unlike any before it

Combining Nikon's first ever built-in 1.4X teleconverter with a new optical design, advanced lens technologies and comprehensive weather sealing, the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR can help pros shooting sports, wildlife and events perform at their absolute best.

A powerhouse for sports, events and wildlife

Harness speed, consistency, low-light performance and image quality across a versatile 180-400mm focal length range with a constant f/4 maximum aperture. Activate the integrated 1.4X teleconverter and increase reach to 560mm at f/5.6.

Masterful images

Capture amazing images in nearly any light, thanks to an advanced optical design that includes 8 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, 1 Fluorite element and Nano Crystal Coat for maximum sharpness and minimal distortion.

Nikon's first built-in teleconverter

When you're in the field, adding a teleconverter to a large lens can be a tense operation, especially when dust or moisture is present. With the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, its as easy as flicking a switch.

Reach when you need it

Engage the 1.4X teleconverter and increase focal length to 560mm, f/5.6. On a DX camera like the ultra-fast D500, this is an 840mm equivalent angle of view.

Never break posture

The teleconverter switch can be comfortably operated by most using a right-hand finger without releasing the camera grip or taking an eye off the viewfinder.

Maximum sharpness

Since it's integrated into the lens, the teleconverter maximizes light transmission to the sensor with very little falloff for tack-sharp images.

Blazing fast acquisition, locked-on tracking

The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR draws peak performance from the 153-point AF system in recent Nikon DSLRs like the D5, D850 and D500. The sensors at the outer areas of the frame can be used as cross-type sensors*, drastically improving acquisition speed when a subject enters the frame. Enhanced servo drive control and higher-speed inversion of the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) improves tracking, even with subjects that radically change speed or direction.

*This feature will be available with a firmware upgrade for the D5, D850 and D500 as of March, 2018.

Redesigned tripod collar

Smaller, lighter and more comfortable for handheld shooting and transport, the tripod collar also has ball-bearing smoothness for switching between horizontal and landscape shooting.

Assignable Function buttons

Activate AF/AE Lock, switch between AF Area Modes and more using the conveniently positioned assignable Function buttons.

Lightweight and durable

At 3,500 grams, it's lighter than comparable lenses on the market thanks to a Fluorite lens element, magnesium alloy lens barrel and Internal Focusing (IF) design.

Ready for tough assignments

You can't chase sports, events and wildlife without getting a little dirt on your hands. The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is built for the field with advanced dust and moisture sealing on all moveable parts, a rugged magnesium alloy lens barrel and protective front meniscus.

Nonstick protective coating

Water droplets, dirt and smudges wipe away with ease thanks to Nikon's remarkable nonstick Fluorine coating on the protective front meniscus.

Vibration Reduction, evolved

The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR incorporates Nikon's latest Vibration Reduction (VR) design for up to 4 stops** of shutter speed increase, even when using the built-in teleconverter. This new VR system starts up immediately after powering on the camera, and it includes three shooting modes, including one for sports and fast action and one specifically for tripod shooting.

**Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

When the built-in or an external teleconverter is used, the focal length may not be displayed correctly in shooting information.

The lens incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. The following cameras are compatible with this lens: D5, D4 series, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4, J5 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1

In The Box

  • AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR
  • LC-K103 Slip-On Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-41 Slip-On Lens Hood
  • Dedicated Slip-in Filter Holder
  • NC 40.5 Neutral Color 40.5mm Filter
  • LN-2 Lens Strap
  • CL-L2 Ballistic Nylon Soft Lens Case

Additional Information

Manufacturer Nikon
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Lens Type Telephoto
Mounts Nikon F (FX)
Min. Aperture f32
Max. Aperture f4
Filter Size Drop-In
Weather-sealed Splash / Dust

Mount Type Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount (1.4x Teleconverte
Focal Length Range 180 - 400 mm
With built-in TC 252-560 mm
Zoom Ratio 2.2 x
Maximum Aperture f/ 4
With built-in TC f/5.6
Minimum Aperture f/ 32
With built-in TC f/45
Format FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) with built-in Teleconverter 6°20'
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) with built-in Teleconverter 2°50'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 13°40'
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 6°10'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) with built-in Teleconverter 9°50'
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) with built-in Teleconverter 4°30'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.25x (at 400 mm)
0.36x (at 560 mm)
Lens Elements 27
Built-in Teleconverter Lens Elements 8
Lens Groups 19
Built-in Teleconverter Lens Groups 5
Compatible Format(s) FX
DX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 8
Fluorite Elements 1
Fluorine Coat Yes
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 6.6 ft. (2.0 m) from focal plane
Focus Mode Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto/Manual
E-type Yes
Filter Size 40.5 mm
Accepts Filter Type Drop-in filter
Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters Yes (refer to the product manual for details)
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 5.0 in. (128.0 mm) x 14.2 in. (362.5 mm)
Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA Guidelines
Approx. Weight 123.4 oz. (3,500 g)
Based on CIPA Guidelines


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