Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR


Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR


Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2014.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 400 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters  (40,5 mm) would be the ones to use, which is very common at these larger telephoto lenses.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HK-38".
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 D IF-ED II (2001)
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR (2007)
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR (2014) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
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Images of Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Long focal length with its 400 mm
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
Heavy (3800 gr)
The price
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR (See dictionary)
Release date: 2014
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 400 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  400 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  600 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
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Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VR
Closest Focusing Distance:260 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter, 40,5 mm
Lens Hood:
HK-38(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):160 x 358 mm
Vikt:3800 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)11999 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"Professional FX-format 400 mm super telephoto lens. With fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and advanced optical formula, this lens is ideal for sports and news photographers who demand peak performance.

Crafted to deliver precision at any speed, this is the first NIKKOR super-telephoto to feature Nikon’s SPORT Vibration Reduction (VR) mode. Ideal when tracking fast action, SPORT mode delivers a stable viewfinder image with virtually no loss of the maximum frame rates that are possible when VR is turned off. Two fluorite lens elements enhance optical performance and help reduce weight for balanced handling. Fluorine coating actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality.

Fast super-telephoto lens: offers 400 mm focal length and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.

High optical performance: two fluorite and two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements ensure minimal chromatic aberration. The lens boasts a drop-in filter holder and is supplied with an NC filter.

Nano Crystal Coat: reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, even in backlit situations.

Electromagnetic diaphragm: enables consistent exposures during high-speed bursts.

Vibration Reduction (VR): with SPORT mode. VR minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.¹ SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when shooting high-speed movement, and allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are possible when VR is turned off.

Tripod mount ring: bearings improve durability and ensure smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientation.

Fluorine coating: actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. The coating is applied to the meniscus protective glass on the front element of the lens.

Robust and light: fluorite elements help reduce the weight of this super-telephoto lens to just 3800 g (approx.). The body boasts a professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction.

Ergonomic tripod foot: faces the front of the lens for more comfortable transportation when the lens is attached to a monopod. An anti-theft security slot keeps the lens secure.

One-piece hood: the hood can be flipped and reversed, allowing it to remain attached to the lens during transportation.

Included case: the sturdy CT-405 trunk case comes with the lens for convenient, safe transportation.


Thrilling views of the world´s most thrilling moments.
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens product photo
Lighter and more rugged than its acclaimed predecessor, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR frees professionals and passionate shooters to capture the thrill of sports, action and wildlife with staggering clarity and precision, even when shooting handheld in challenging lighting conditions. A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture paired with Nikon VR technology delivers exciting new low-light capabilities and beautiful bokeh, while a specialized diaphragm maintains consistent exposure during high-speed shooting. Pro-grade dust- and moisture-sealing and a fluorine coated front meniscus glass element protect the lens´ superb NIKKOR optics on tough assignments while Nikon´s advanced lens technologies give you every advantage for catching the shots that matter.

The speed and reach to succeed
Fast f/2.8 400mm prime lens
When it comes to capturing sports or wildlife where the action is fast and the conditions are rarely favorable, lens speed can mean the difference between a great shot and a miss. At f/2.8, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR gathers maximum light and renders beautiful bokeh. Nikon VR enhances that speed with up to 4 stops* of blur-free handheld shooting, including a new mode specifically for shooting Sports and Action, while a specialized electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism achieves remarkably consistent exposures when shooting at high frame rates. You might not be able to predict the spontaneous, but you certainly can prepare for it.

Built for rough conditions
Lightweight, rugged and reliable
Thanks to lightweight fluorite lens elements and a magnesium alloy die-cast lens barrel, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is nearly 2 lbs. lighter than its predecessor, AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR. Anyone who has spent time in the field with a large super-telephoto lens knows every pound counts. And since wildlife and action often mean harsh conditions, it features professional grade dust- and moisture-resistant sealing and a fluorine coated meniscus protective glass element at the lens front. Wherever your assignments or passion take you, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is ready.

Every advantage for landing the shot
Superb NIKKOR optics and Nikon lens technologies
The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is an advanced lens designed to draw peak potential from high-resolution Nikon D-SLRs. The lens´ ultra-fast, ultra-quiet Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides outstanding autofocus performance with seamless manual override (just spin the lens barrel). Two fluorite lens elements (FL) provide superior optical characteristics while minimizing overall weight, while two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements nearly eliminate chromatic aberration, even at f/2.8."
 
Other (eng):Together with the lens you will get HK-38 Lens Hood, 40.5mm Slip-in Circular Polarizing Filter C-PL405, CT-405 Trunk and LN-2 Lens Strap
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Different versions of this lens
2001 Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 D IF-ED II
2007 Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR
2014 Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR

Alternatives to Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 D IF-ED II
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
 

 
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