Nikon unveils 180-400mm telephoto zoom with built-in 1.4x extender

Postado Janeiro 12, 2018

There's a VR (vibration reduction) system that features normal and sports mode, providing up to 4 stops of compensation from shake.

Nikon is launching a new super-telephoto lens aimed at professional photographers at CES 2018.

Chief among the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens's features is a built-in 1.4X teleconverter, which can be activated by a switch and allows photographers to swap to a 252-560mm1 (FX-format) focal range. The company has announced the new AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens for sports and wildlife photographers. Always sharp and always steady, this zoom lens allows 560 mm of reach the instant the action demands it.

The AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR also now employs a fluorite element, which Nikon says improves balance and reduces weight. Nikon says the teleconverter switch is created to be used with one finger, which allows photographers to adjust the range without taking their eye from the viewfinder. "Extreme sharpness and advanced AF tracking mean you won't ever miss that all important shot and the fully weather-sealed lens barrel make it the flawless companion for when you're out in the field". Nikon's latest pro-level superzoom extends from 180mm to 400mm - and then you can flip a switch to activate a built-in teleconverter for up to 560mm of shooting flexibility.

"This lens is a great example of how Nikon continues to push the boundaries of innovation and what's possible with pro-level optics and high-end imaging equipment", Nikon's Director of Marketing and Planning, Kosuke Kawaura said in a release. The VR modes include SPORT mode that enables photography of sporting events and other moving subjects with a stable viewfinder image.

The algorithm that controls motor drive, implemented on the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, has also been enhanced for better AF tracking performance. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates. "Extreme sharpness and advanced AF tracking mean you won't ever miss that all important shot and the fully weather-sealed lens barrel make it the ideal companion for when you're out in the field". A fluorine coating on the front element helps repel water and dirt.