Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens

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Nikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, the first telephoto in the NIKKOR lineup to boast a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Always sharp and always steady, this zoom lens allows 560 mm of reach the instant the action demands it.

From stadium to mountainside, the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 lets you own every advantage out in the field. A solid, well-positioned lever ensures easy, comfortable activation of the teleconverter. Photographers can increase the 180–400mm (f/4) focal-length range to 560 mm (f/5.6) without adjusting their hold on the camera, or taking their eye away from the viewfinder.

Built-in 1.4x teleconverter: The 180–400 mm (f/4) focal-length range extends up to 560 mm (f/5.6)

Sharp at any length: Benefit from edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range even when shooting wide open

Steady at speed: VR enables shooting speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible.1 SPORT VR reliably tracks fast-moving subjects

Always on track: Advanced AF tracking keeps pace with fast-moving subjects. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates.

Field ready: Every movable part of the lens barrel is fully weather-sealed. A fluorine coating actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality.


Lens type Telephoto zoom lens employing a built-in 1.4x teleconverter

Focal Length Without built-in TC 180-400 mm

With built-in TC 252-560 mm

Lens Construction Without built-in TC 27 elements in 19 groups (including 1 fluorite and 8 ED glass elements) + protective glass + filter

With built-in TC 35 elements in 24 groups (including 1 fluorite and 8 ED glass elements) + protective glass + filter

Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras

Without built-in TC 13°40′ - 6°10′ (FX-format digital SLR camera)

With built-in TC 9°50′ - 4°30′ (FX-format digital SLR camera)

Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras

Without built-in TC" 9° - 4° (DX-format digital SLR camera)

With built-in TC 6°20’ - 2°50’ (DX-format digital SLR camera)

Focusing Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus

Vibration reduction [Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)]


4.0 stops (in NORMAL mode; based on CIPA Standard); SPORT mode available

VR on/off Set with switch on lens barrel

Blur reduction when a tripod is used Yes

Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Diaphragm Automatic electromagnetic aperture control

Aperture range Without built-in TC f/4-32

With built-in TC f/5.6-45

Minimum focus distance 2.0 m/ from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio Without built-in TC 0.25x (at 400 mm)

With built-in TC 0.36x (at 560 mm)

Metering Full aperture

Weight (Based on CIPA Guidelines) Approx. 3,500 g

Diameter x length (based on CIPA Guidelines)

128.0 mm maximum diameter × 362.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)

Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm

Color Black

Stepping Motor SWM (Silent Wave Motor)

Nano Crystal Coat Yes

M/A mode Yes

A/M mode Yes

MF mode Yes

Lens cap LC-K103 snap-on Front Lens Cap (supplied)

Rear Lens Cap LF-4 Rear Lens Cap (supplied)

Lens hood HK-41 slip-on Lens Hood (supplied)

Lens case CL-L2 Lens Case (supplied)

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