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Nikon's new 180-400mm f/4 lens gets a built-in 1.4x teleconverter

Nikon's new 180-400mm f/4 lens gets a built-in 1.4x teleconverter

The VR (Vibration Reduction) anti-shake mechanism offers a normal and sports mode, with up to four stops of compensation to help create sharp images.

The AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR uses a fluorite element, which should deliver improved balance while at the same time minimizing weight.

Aiming to give high functionality to sports and wildlife photographers, Nikon has launched a new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens at CES 2018.

Replacing the AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II, the new 180-400mm lens weighs just 140g more, at 3500g, despite the addition of the extender, partly due to the use of a fluorite lens element to help reduce the weight. As the name reflects, the lens has a focal length of 180-400mm but its built-in 1.4x teleconverter can extend the focal range to 252-560mm when connected to a full-frame camera. SPORT VR reliably tracks fast-moving subjects, and advanced autofocus ensures subject-acquisition performance is superb. "Extreme sharpness and advanced AF tracking mean you won't ever miss that all important shot and the fully weather-sealed lens barrel make it the flawless companion for when you're out in the field".

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"This lens is a great example of how Nikon continues to push the boundaries of innovation and what's possible with pro-level optics and high-end imaging equipment", said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. Nikon's latest pro-level superzoom extends from 180mm to 400mm - and then you can flip a switch to activate a built-in teleconverter for up to 560mm of shooting flexibility.

Sharp at any length: benefit from edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range, even when shooting wide open. As blur-corrected images can be viewed in the viewfinder, this mode makes it particularly ideal for shooting sports scenes.

With fast-paced subjects in mind, Nikon enhanced the autofocus tracking algorithm to keep up with faster subjects, a feature that the company says works best paired with bodies with the 153-point autofocus system like the D5, D500 or D850. An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables stable exposure control. A fluorine coating on the front element helps repel water and dirt.


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