Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400 mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a new telephoto lens, whose advantages are strong stabilization and built-in teleconverter. What else does the model offer?
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400 mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is the latest Nikon telephoto lens offering very interesting parameters. The lens can boast of a very wide range of focal lengths and constant light – maybe not the brightest, because it is f / 4, but quite sufficient for nature or landscape photography.
The most important functions
- Range of focal lengths: 180-400 mm (252-560 mm with teleconverter)
- Aperture: F / 4 (9 leaves)
- FF / APS-C
- Construction: 27 lenses in 19 groups
- Stabilization: 4EV
The built-in teleconverter is a strong side of the model. It enlarges the image 1.4 times, therefore the focal length range can be extended to 252-560 mm. In the case when the lens is used in the camera with the APS-C sensor, the focal range after switching on the teleconverter will be as much as 378-840 mm. It is worth mentioning that the use of a telephoto lens reduces the aperture value by one plot.The lens is equipped with an ultrasonic AF motor, and the internal optical stabilization is 4EV . The optical construction is very advanced, as befits a professional model. It has as many as 27 lenses arranged in 19 groups , including one fluorite lens and 8 elements with a reduced dispersion factor (ED). In addition, we will also find Nano Crystal shells to fight against light reflections and flares. The aperture is equipped with 9 leaflets. The lens is very large and weighs 3.5 kg . Advanced construction could not have an effect on the dimensions. Its length is 363 mm with a width of 128 mm. Magnesium housing has been additionally sealed against water and dust.
Price and availability
The new lens is an advanced model, so the price can not be low. We will have to pay $ 12,399 for glass, or some 45,000. Golden. The model on the market will appear in March this year.