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

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

Focal length 200-400mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/32
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)
Filter/attachment size 52mm
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
  • Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.