Nikon announce their newest addition to their range of AF-S lenses, the stomping AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR. A lens that Nikon pro photographers will no doubt be getting very excited about. The spec and sample photos are pretty impressive. This looks like a fantastic and reliable long lens with the added bonus of the built in extender giving users even more flexibility than ever before.
Here is what Nikon have to say about it:
Nikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, the first telephoto in the NIKKOR lineup to boast a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Always sharp and always steady, this zoom lens allows 560 mm of reach the instant the action demands it.
From stadium to mountainside, the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 lets you own every advantage out in the field. A solid, well-positioned lever ensures easy, comfortable activation of the teleconverter. Photographers can increase the 180–400mm (f/4) focal-length range to 560 mm (f/5.6) without adjusting their hold on the camera, or taking their eye away from the viewfinder.
Built-in 1.4x teleconverter: The 180–400 mm (f/4) focal-length range extends up to 560 mm (f/5.6)
Sharp at any length: Benefit from edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range even when shooting wide open
Steady at speed: VR enables shooting speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible.1 SPORT VR reliably tracks fast-moving subjects
Always on track: Advanced AF tracking keeps pace with fast-moving subjects. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates.
Field ready: Every movable part of the lens barrel is fully weather-sealed. A fluorine coating actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality.
The Sample Pictures look amazing!
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