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Nikon Nikkor MF 400 mm f/3.5 IF-ED

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model MF 400 mm f/3.5 IF-ED
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 400 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5
Angle of view 6.1 o
Closest focusing distance 4.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:9.8
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 8 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 122 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 304 x 134 mm
Weight 2800 g
Additional information Internal filter 39mm
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  1. LensAddict
    LensAddict 2 July 2015, 19:38
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    IP 209.26.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 1200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Manual Focus, 122mm front filter thread (make sure it's included), Front heavy - need a good tripod and heavy duty ballhead, Requires a monopod if being held for any extended time.

    Pros: Very, very Sharp, Bokeh is excellent, Fast 3.5 aperture, Much cheaper and lighter than the latest 2.8 version, I can be hand hold at 1/200 with good results, Coupled with a modified TC-16a to get auto focus at f5.6, Build like a tank - will last a lifetime or two.

    Summary: My favorite portrait lens. It's especially good for head shots (also own 85, 70-200 vrii). Backgrounds turn to mush. Fun for wildlife as well. Takes some focus skill/luck for sports, but it can get some great indoor shots. I use the TC-16a for sports. This 400mm is a bargain and pairs well with my D600.

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