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

BH #NI1804004E • MFR #20071
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Built-In 1.4x Teleconverter
  • One Fluorite and Eight ED Elements
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.
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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen's I just bought this ...

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen's I just bought this lens and I am about to purchase the camera body to attach it to the lens . I was doing my research and find out from Nikon website that Nikon D6 it is not listed as compatible camera body with this lens! Is it true or Nikon is so incompetent/lazy to update their own website?! I own pretty much all Nikon digital camera's including Nikon D6 but as I am waiting for the lens to arrive I thought that I am doing some research. All sensible answers are welcome, Kind regards S.
Asked by: Sorin
This lens will work with the D6. Nikon is just behind in getting the information out.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-09-10


What is the main reason to own this lens instead of a Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E?
Asked by: Ning
The 200-500 is very sharp and the absolutely best bang for the buck from any Nikon lens, but it autofocuses VERY slowly, and the stupid zoom ring requires such a very large amount of rotation that you have to twist and regrasp and twist and maybe regrasp to go from 200 to 500 mm. The 180-400 is a truly PROFESSIONAL lens that will last forever, and is as solid as a baseball bat, way better weather sealing than the 200-500, super fast to focus, and the absolutely best image quality you can get. I sold my 200-500 after one day. I've got the 180-400 and am now selling my 200-400 f4
Answered by: Bill M.
Date published: 2021-09-10

Are the minimum focusing distance and maximum ...

Are the minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification for the lens with or without the built in teleconverter?
Asked by: John
The minimum focus distance is the same with or without the TC being on. With the TC it's .36 and without it's .24.
Answered by: Stephen G
Date published: 2021-01-07

Does Nikon make a hard case for this lens? I find ...

Does Nikon make a hard case for this lens? I find it hard to believe that a 12k+ lens comes only with a bag for a case!!!
Asked by: Craig
The canvas bag that ships with this lens does a GREAT job of protecting the lens. It's well designed. And you can carry that bag over your shoulder like a (half) backpack.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2021-10-01

Is it fully compatible with the Nikon Z7? Is the ...

Is it fully compatible with the Nikon Z7? Is the quality the same when photographed with a DSLR?
Asked by: Carlos
The 400mmf2.8 works well with the new Z7. Images have the same quality as they do on my D850. Focusing is different on the Z7 with some advantages and disadvantages relative to the D850.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-03-05

What are the compatible drop-in filters?

What are the compatible drop-in filters?
Asked by: Jim
The only compatible filters are the drop in polarizer; and the clear filter that comes with the lens. You can try other brand 40.5mm filters but I cannot guarantee that they will fit due to the different thickness of filter rings.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-09-10


Is the lens foot removable?
Asked by: Paul S.
Absolutely. I replaced mine after I tried 5 different feet and found I like this one best: Kirk LP-46 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot. It brings the foot much closer to the lens, and lowers the balance point of the lens and easily allows the use of this 1.5 lb gimbal head: Jobu Design Jobu Jr.3 Deluxe Gimbal Kit with Swing-Arm HM-J3D (This GREAT gimbal is HALF the weight of most other decent gimbals.)You will also find the following foot works very well, and gives added space between the lens and the foot to give your fingers more room carrying the lens with winter gloves: Jobu Design Low Profile Replacement Foot--200-400mm f4 (I have this foot on my 200-400 f4)
Answered by: Bill M.
Date published: 2019-06-03


Is this a true addition or an expensive replacement to the Nikon 200-400 F4?If I slapped a 1.4x TC on the end Id have a similar piece of glass for about half the price.
Asked by: Michael H.
No one uses a TC on a zoom. TC's are made for primes only.
Answered by: Don
Date published: 2021-08-02
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