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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II Lens

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II lens


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II MTF Chart

Optical design

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 2010

Optical design: 24 elements in 17 groups (including 4 ED glass elements and a few elements of nanocrystalline cover, 1 removable protective glass)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $7997


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
200mm - 400mmf/4.0f/3292523360/118,5365.5/14,4

Additional information:

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4 G ED VR II

This lens is designed for professional photography.

Lisa Osorio, general manager of Marketing at Nikon Inc., commented on the new lens release April 27, 2010: “The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4G ED VR II  lens builds upon a proven design for professional level optics by incorporating the latest Nikon lens technologies to give photographers the edge in the field, and the ability to capture the most intricate of details with extraordinary fidelity. As both camera capabilities and the roles of photographers expand, NIKKOR enhancements will continue to meet demands and exceed expectations to remain the pinnacle of optical excellence for all types of photographers.”

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm  f/ 4G ED VR II pros:

  • It features  the system of Vibration Reduction II, providing the equivalent of shooting at shutter speeds up four stops faster than on ordinary cameras when shooting handheld.
  • Nano Crystal Coat minimizes flare and ghosting;
  • The lens allows you to take very sharp pictures thanks to four ED glass elements;
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast and quiet autofocusing;
  • 3 focusing modes: manual, automatic, and auto-priority manual mode.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 mm f/ 4G ED VR II cons:

  • Weight. It is not suitable for hiking. The focal length should be taken into consideration: as a rule, with this range of focal lengths the lens weight is rather heavy;
  • Price.

This multifunctional telephoto is an ideal choice for sports and wildlife photography. It is  an indispensable lens for safari.It weighs a bit over 3 kg. The lens is rather versatile and suitable for various types of photography. Thanks to a wide range of focal lengths, you can avoid using several big and heavy lenses.

Mean price: $ 7665 - 10000

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Posted by: KleoY   Date of publication: 18.12.2010

Mechanical quality5.003
Optical quality4.673
Pricing / Value3.333
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