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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-400 mm f/4G ED VR II

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 200-400 mm f/4G ED VR II
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 200 - 400 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Angle of view 12.2 - 6.1 o
Closest focusing distance 2 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.7
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 24 elements / 17 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 124 x 365.5 mm
Weight 3360 g
Additional information Four ED glass elements,
Nano Crystal Coat,
One detachable protective glass
Release: 27.04.2010
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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4.56 Good
Owners reviews (3)
  1. Annette Flottwell
    Annette Flottwell 27 October 2023, 13:06
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    IP 213.135.x.x
    Owner since: 9 years
    Price: 5000 CAD
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: It is a bit front heavy and the focus ring is not ideally placed. Minimum focusing distance quite long (see Canon) Autofocus needs sometime encouragement to back to infinity Autofocus can be slow

    Pros: Fantastic image quality, Especially on D500 Excellent build Good magnification ratio Stabilization is beyond reproach. Bokeh is the best I had on a zoom

    Summary: Have taken > 40,000 pictures , mostly of fast insects and other animals, but also used at motor sport and other events. The first model dropped and was ruined by a clumsy workshop in San Josť (CR) Bought another one after 18 months of 200-500 and never regretted it. This web site saved me from buying a 2nd hand 180-400, the sample photos are no better than my 200-400. (apart from corners on D3x)

  2. Mike Copeman
    Mike Copeman 26 December 2011, 22:00
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    IP 75.152.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 6400
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Heavy, needs monopod

    Pros: very sharp, great range, works with the D3s as a perfect package.

    Summary: I have used this lens with a D3s every chance I get both for indoor and outdoor rodeos. I have used it indoors with strobes and available light and it is now my main lens, haven't used my 300 f2.8 in a year. It is an amazing lens sharp wide open.

  3. Reviewer
    Reviewer 24 March 2011, 22:29
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    IP 63.75.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 5600.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Price

    Pros: Versatility

    Summary: Overall good lens

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