Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens

B&H # NI1804004E MFR # 20071
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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Built-In 1.4x Teleconverter
  • One Fluorite and Eight ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor and Internal Focusing
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Removable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
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Nikon 180-400mm f/4.0 overview

  • 1Description

Comprising both length and flexibility, the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR from Nikon is a medium to super telephoto zoom characterized by its advanced optical design, internal teleconverter, and host of handling assets to suit photographing fast-moving subjects. Distinguishing itself among most zooms, this 180-400mm features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter to allow for on-the-fly switching to an effective 252-560mm f/5.6 lens for greater reach. A constant f/4 maximum aperture is also a key feature for realizing consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and for producing shallow depth of field and selective focusing imagery. Complementing these traits is a sophisticated optical design that utilizes eight extra-low dispersion glass elements and one fluorite element to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.

Balancing the optical merits, this 180-400mm is also characterized by its inclusion of a Vibration Reduction image stabilization system that compensates for four stops of camera shake to enable sharper handheld shooting. A Silent Wave Motor also benefits producing sharp imagery, and affords quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. As a lens intended for use in trying conditions, it is weather-sealed and features a fluorine coating on the front element to resist fingerprints and smudging. Additionally, a removable, rotating tripod collar is included to assist working with a support system and this lens utilizes an electromagnetic diaphragm to ensure consistent exposure stability when shooting at fast continuous speeds.

Designed for use with FX image sensors, this 180-400mm lens is also compatible with DX sensors where it will provide a 270-600mm equivalent focal length range.
Built-in 1.4x teleconverter allows you to instantly extend your reach to 252-560mm (or 378-840mm equivalent with DX cameras) simply by flipping the right-hand switch. Since the teleconverter is integrated within the lens housing, it is optically matched to the lens for improved imaging performance and also fully maintains the lens's weather sealing.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture, without the teleconverter in position, offers consistent illumination throughout the zoom range. When the 1.4x teleconverter is engaged, the maximum aperture is effectively f/5.6.
One fluorite element and eight extra-low dispersion glass elements are incorporated into the optical design to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve notable clarity and color accuracy.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for up to four shutter speed stops, benefiting this lens' use in low-light conditions. Additionally, a designated Sport Mode is well-suited to working in fast-paced conditions and a Tripod Mode helps to suppress subtle ground vibrations when working atop a support system.
Silent Wave Motor autofocus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance that is ideal for photographing fast-moving subjects.
Full-time manual focus override allows instant switching between AF and MF focusing systems by just rotating the focus ring at any time.
Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length during operation and contributes to a lighter overall weight.
Focus range limiter allows you to constrict the focus system to a 19.7' to infinity range for faster focusing performance.
Assignable Function buttons can be used for lens-based activation of AF/AE Lock modes or for switching between different AF Area Modes.
Dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
Fluorine-coated front element affords protection to the optical system, resists smudging and fingerprints, and is easier to clean.
A removable tripod collar is included with the lens for well-balanced support when working from a monopod or tripod. The collar ring also incorporates ball bearings for smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
UPC: 018208200719
In the Box
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens
  • LC-K103 Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-41 Lens Hood
  • Drop-In Filter Holder
  • NC 40.5mm Neutral Color Filter
  • LN-2 Lens Strap for NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  • CL-L2 Soft Case
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 180-400mm f/4.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 180 - 400mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 13° 40' - 6° 10'
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' / 2 m
    Magnification 0.25x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 27 Elements in 19 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
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    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
    Physical
    Filter Thread Drop-In: 40.5 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 5.04 x 14.27" / 128 x 362.5 mm
    Weight 7.70 lb / 3500 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 12.0 x 12.0"

    Nikon 180-400mm f/4.0 reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Telephoto lens I've ever used! I've been a pro wildlife photographer for 30 years and have owned and used most all of the Nikon telephoto...300 f3.8, 400 f2.8, 500 f4 and 600 f4, along with the original Nikon 200-400. This lens far surpasses the old 200-400 (which never performed well at 400mm at any distance. And it's as sharp as my current latest-version 400 2.8 as far as I can discern! The versatility of this lens, ranging from 180-560mm is fantastic for field work (and great on the back) and used in DX mode on my D850 is effectively a 180-840mm lens! Well worth the price for the versatility it offers.
    Date published: 2018-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible quality Got my lens recently, and first thing I did a focus check with one of the micro focus adjustment software. I got +2, with and without the teleconverter. Used the lens on my new D5. Never had a lens so stable on the results. Went to take pics of birds in flight and nesting egrets. Again the lens preformed beautifully. At 560 mm it was incredible sharp. I had an old 200-400, and there is no comparison. Also flipping the tele is no sweat.Very happy I made the purchase despite the price.
    Date published: 2018-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than my 200-400 f4 I'm very pleased with this lens. The TC flips in instantly without even taking your finger off the shutter button (unlike the Canon version of this lens), and this lens is indistinguishable in sharpness in comparison to the best of the big primes. And I thought some of you might benefit to know that the lens cap that I was using on my 200-400 f4 lens fits VERY WELL on this lens. That lens cap is the AquaTechASCN-3 Soft Cap for Select Nikon AF-S NIKKOR Lenses. This cap can be found here on B&H.
    Date published: 2018-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens Excellent image quality across all f-stops. Not too heavy; but a monopod at least is necessary. Looking forward to taking using it in the field.
    Date published: 2018-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 180 - 400 Fantastic !! Super sharp with or without the TC engaged. Used out in the desert with heavy winds & was great to not have to take off body to use TC.
    Date published: 2018-06-12
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    Nikon 180-400mm f/4.0 Q&A

    Nikon 180-400mm f/4.0 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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