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Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens

Ralf Jurrien
IFA Report
Thursday 23rd, August 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

Nikon Europe announced a new super-telephoto lens incorporating Nikon’s exclusive VR II Vibration Reduction system. Aimed at professional sports, news and wildlife photographers, the Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR complements the NIKKOR range of super telephoto lenses. The new Nikon 400mm f/2.8G ED VR super telephoto gives photographers the equivalent of a shutter speed 4 stops faster, thanks to Nikon’s VR II technology. “Lenses like these bring the photographer right to the heart of the action, even from hundreds of meters away,” said Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products & NPS, Nikon Europe BV. “Judging from feedback we have had already, this news will be very welcomed by photographers”.

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens

Nikon 400mm f/2.8G ED VR - Super telephoto
The new Nikon AF-S 400mm ED VR lens strengthens Nikon’s super-telephoto lens range, which already includes the unique AF-S VR 200mm f/2G and AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G lenses as well as the popular AF-S 300mm f/2.8G to offer a compelling variety of options for sports, wildlife and surveillance photography. The new Nikon f/2.8 400mm lens incorporates Nikon’s exclusive optical coating technology, Nano Crystal coat, and ED glass elements to deliver images that are sharp, rich in contrast, with soft background bokeh, especially in low light conditions.

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR - Vibration reduction
The VR II system features a new mode designed to specifically compensate for camera shake when using vibration reduction at slow shutter speeds on a tripod. The new Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G lens offers quick and whisper-quiet autofocus operation, thanks to Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor. It also features new manual focus override switching designed to maintain autofocus in the event of accidental override. Photographers will also enjoy the smooth tripod collar rotation that makes changes of camera orientation very responsive.

Nikon AFS 400mm f/2.8 ED VR lens - Availability
The Nikon 400mm f/2.8 telephoto offers the practical and easy-to-use focus pre-set system used on current VR super telephoto lenses like the 300mm f/2.8 VR and 200-400mm f4 VR. Designed for the demands of professional sport, press http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/16230/nikon-600mm-vr-lens/and wildlife photography, the new VR lense is sealed to withstand dust and moisture and are only slightly heavier than their predecessors. Included accessories: Lens hood; nylon slip-on lens cover; aluminum trunk case, 52mm screw-in filter; “AF-S” shoulder strap and alternative monopod foot. The Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens is available in Europe in November 2007.

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