There’s a New 400mm f/2.8 Nikkor in Town

 
 Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Nikon has announced an update to its 400mm f/2.8 telephoto lens — the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The company promises an improved autofocus, accuracy and speed while being 816 grams lighter and more durable than its predecessor.

The company’s statement says, ““The new AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR has been evolved to meet the needs of today’s sports, wildlife and multi-media photographers, well beyond the premier precision optics.”

The lens uses an electromagnetic diaphragm allowing stable exposures for high speed shooting at frame rates up to 11fps. This was a feature that was first seen in the AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. The new 400mm also has a VR Sport Mode, that claims to provide accurate compensation for camera shake while panning.

The lens will cost USD 11,999 (approx. Rs. 7.15 lakhs), which is a price tag that is significantly higher than its predecessor.

Extending it Further

Nikkor AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III

Nikkor AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III

The company also announced an update to its 1.4x teleconverter as well. The AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III features revised optics and a lens barrel designed to increase moisture & dust resistance. The teleconverter will be available for USD 499 (approx. Rs. 30,000).

The teleconverter when used with the 400mm f/2.8 will give an equivalent focal length of 560mm with a one-stop drop in the maximum aperture.

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