Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens

Ultimate versatility with Nikon's new AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens

Press Release:

Nikon UK today announces a new super telephoto zoom lens – the AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II. This lens replaces the highly acclaimed AF-S Zoom NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR and features the new generation of Vibration Reduction technology (VR II), Nano Crystal Coat and a new A/M mode, making it an ideal, versatile choice for sports and wildlife photographers.

This type of super telephoto zoom lens remains unique on the market and reflects Nikon’s continued dedication to innovation and quality in the industry. The evolution of this lens underlines Nikon’s commitment to developing a range of products tailored to photographers’ needs, and strengthens the line-up of high-performance NIKKOR lenses.

Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says: "Rapid advancements in optical technology and Nikon’s continued dedication to provide class-leading products have resulted in recent updates of pro grade lenses. Through its additional features and improved specifications, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II delivers the ultimate results and enables even the most demanding of pro photographers to shoot without compromise.”

Sharper images with improved handling
The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II features second generation built in Vibration Reduction (VRII), providing the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower so sharper images can be achieved.

In addition, the new A/M mode added to existing M/A and M modes enables autofocus priority even if the focus ring is being handled during shooting.

Reduced ghosting and flare
The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II now incorporates Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat, which drastically reduces ghosting and flare, along with four ED glass elements to minimise internal reflections and aberrations. This delivers rich, high contrast images even under testing lighting conditions.

The new lens features an autofocus with a built-in silent wave motor to ensure fast and quiet focusing. The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II has a tough magnesium body, incorporating weather and dust sealing and lens protective glass, to withstand the effects of dust and moisture in the toughest of shooting conditions.

Weighing in at only 3,360g, while providing great flexibility in telephoto shooting, this new lens is a practical alternative to carrying several large telephoto lenses. The lens is supplied with a high quality Ballistic, backpack style carry case, allowing for easy and safe transportation.


Focal length 200-400mm
Aperture f/4
Lens construction 24 elements in 17 groups
Picture angle 12°20´- 6°10´ (8°- 4° for Nikon DX format)
No. diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Closest focusing distance 2.0m/6ft. (AF); 1.95m/6.4ft. (MF)
Filter/attachment size 52mm
Diameter x length Approx. 124 x 365.5mm
Weight 3,360g

The sales start date is 28th May 2010 with an RRP of £6249.99. For more information please visit the Nikon website.
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cameracat 15 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
27 Apr 2010 10:45AM
Fab lens....Smile

Shame about the price....Sad

One will just have to get closer with something less expensive...Grin

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geoffrey baker 15 501 1 Wales
27 Apr 2010 12:50PM
Yeah, no doubt it's a fantastic lens but it is possible to buy a new car for less than the price of this lens.

When you think of all the materials and labour that goes into making a car, it does seem crazy that a camera lens, which is tiny in comparison, costs more to make?, I just can't see that personally.

It's all getting a bit silly if you ask me and the more people that are willing to pay these high prices, the worse it's going to get for all of us.

I'd love to see what the profit margin is regarding these top end lenses.

MattGrayson 12 622 3 England
30 Apr 2010 9:42AM

One will just have to get closer with something less expensive...

MikeRC 14 3.6k United Kingdom
3 May 2010 3:16PM
.....40 years ago I bought my present, ten roomed home for little more than the current price of this lens.


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