AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
April 27, 2010
An FX-format compatible super telephoto zoom lens with Nano Crystal Coat and VR II vibration reduction system
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II, an FX-format compatible telephoto zoom lens offering Nikon's exclusive support for focal lengths from 200 mm to the super telephoto 400 mm.
The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II is a successor to the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, offering improvements in performance and function. In addition to the adoption of Nano Crystal Coat and the VR II vibration reduction system, which offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately 4 stops, the lens is equipped with A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority) mode. A wide variety of angles of view are supported by the 200 mm telephoto to 400 mm super telephoto range of focal lengths. This lens is perfect for capturing subjects that require zoom capability, including sports, press and bird photography.
Nikon's development of the FX format, including D3-series and D700 digital-SLR cameras, has received tremendous support from professional and advanced amateur photographers. We intend to expand and strengthen the NIKKOR lineup with the steady release of new, high-performance lenses compatible with the FX format.
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Primary Features
- A super telephoto zoom lens supporting Nikon's exclusive range of focal lengths from 200 to 400 mm
Coverage for a wide range of focal lengths enables capture of a wide variety of angles of view with a single lens.
- Nano Crystal Coat significantly reduces ghost and flare
- Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four stops
- ED lens elements (4) adopted for superior chromatic aberration compensation
- A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority) mode added
The addition of A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority) mode prevents accidental switching from autofocus to manual focus. Along with M/A (autofocus with manual override, MF priority) mode, which enables manual focusing by rotating the focus ring while autofocus is operating, and M (manual focus) mode, this makes for a total of three focus modes.
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II specifications
|Lens construction||24 elements in 17 groups (4 ED and some Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements), as well as 1 detachable protective glass|
|Angle of view||12°20' - 6°10' (8°- 4° for Nikon DX format)|
|Minimum focus distance||2 m with autofocus, at all zoom settings
1.95 m with manual focus, at all zoom settings
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 pcs. (rounded)|
|Diameter x length||Approximately 124(dia) x 365.5 mm (extension from the camera's lens-mount flange with lens protective glass attached)|
|Weight||Approximately 3,360g (with lens protective glass attached)|
|Supplied accessories||Slip-on front lens cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Lens Hood HK-30, Semi-soft Case CL-L2 (with dedicated interior cushioning material), Dedicated slip-in filter holder, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, Dedicated lens protective glass (attached to the lens), Dedicated lens protective glass case, Strap LN-1|
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