AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Announced, Price, Release Date !

AF-S 400mm f 2.8E FL ED VR lens

Nikon has announced a new telephoto prime lens AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. This lens is the successor of current AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G lens, which is cost $8,996.95. This new lens promises improved autofocus, exposure accuracy and speed, while being 816g (nearly 2lb) lighter than its predecessor. It uses an electromagnetic diaphragm controller for improved exposure stability during continuous shooting, and a new VR Sport Mode recognizes panning motion to provide accurate compensation for camera shake.

The price for this AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens is $11,996.95 in US. Release date for this lens is in August, 2014.

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Specs:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 400 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (Up to 4 stops stabilisation)
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Optics
Elements 16
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings 2 ED glass elements, 2 Fluorite elements. Nano Crystal Coat
Focus
Minimum focus 2.60 m (102.36″)
Maximum magnification 0.16×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
Focus distance limiter Yes; 6m to infinity or 2.6m to infinity
Physical
Weight 3800 g (8.38 lb)
Diameter 160 mm (6.28″)
Length 358 mm (14.09″)
Filter thread 41 mm
Filter notes 40.5mm slip-in filters
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

MTF Chart:

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