This new super-telephoto lens is equipped with Nikon's VR II Vibration Reduction system that minimizes image blur caused by camera shake and offers up to four stops of compensation for clean, crisp images. When using Nikon's VR function, photographers can view a stabilized image through the viewfinder and therefore are able to compose their pictures naturally and with greater accuracy. A Tripod mode in the camera reduces vibration that may occur at shutter release when shooting with a super-telephoto lens attached to a tripod.
The new optical design for this lens features three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that minimize chromatic aberration, producing consistently high-quality images. Nikon's exclusive Nano Crystal Coat - an extra-low refractive index coating - virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths, and is particularly effective in reducing ghosting and flare. A meniscus protective glass element also minimizes the ghosting that occurs when light reflected from a digital camera's image sensor is in turn reflected off an ordinary flat protective glass element.
The new AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR features ergonomically arranged controls that enable easy access and comfortable operation. The Focus Preset function instantly recalls a focal point preset with a simple push of a button while the Focus Limiter switch restricts AF-servo movement to a controlled shooting distance range. The lenses also feature an AF-L switch that makes it possible to lock focus from the lens; and AF-ON engages auto focus from the lens.
By employing magnesium die-cast in construction of the lens barrel, Nikon has achieved considerable weight reduction advantages without sacrificing rugged field-proven construction that's resistant to both dust and moisture.
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Comments about Nikon Nikon 400mm F/2.8G ED VR AF-S Lens:
I bought this lens eight months ago and I m more than happy with my purchase.This lens is simply the best lens nikon ever produced in the super tele photo range.I use it to shoot sports action and wildlife photography and with the D700 the sharpness, focus speed, is something else. Even when I use a 1.7 tele converter and shoot wide open ( f 4.8 ) the corner sharpness is beyond believe. It is on the heavy side and I use a Gitzo (5541 cf ) to support the lens, but I have shot pictures hand held for short periods of time.The price on the lens is astronomical but if you have the passion and you have the money you will love this lens.