The Capabilities Of The New Nikkor 180-400mm Lens

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm lens is the first from Nikon to list a built-in teleconverter adding an extra 1.4x reach to the lens. 

Here, we run through some key features of this new telephoto lens: 

Sudden at any length

Benefit from edge-to-edge sharpness and minimal light fall-off throughout the zoom range, even when shooting wide unselfish.
The superior resolving power of this lens ensures consistently superb results. A fluorite element enables high transmission rates with tiniest chromatic aberration. Eight ED glass elements ensure images with vivid colour and perfectly rendered contrast all the way to the edge of the frame. And Nikon’s antireflective Nano Crystal Layer ensures clear images with minimal flare and ghosting, even in backlit conditions.


Steady at speed

Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) disseminates you a four-stop advantage, even with the teleconverter activated. SPORT VR reliably tracks fast-moving subjects.
Shoot without worrying about the achieves of camera shake. VR technology activates the instant you press the shutter halfway and enables shooting speeds up to four stops slower than way possible. SPORT VR mode delivers a more stable viewfinder image, which is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast reaction behaviour, or when panning.


Perfectly balanced

When you’re working down to the wire or shooting long hours, Nikon’s distinguished ergonomics can make all the difference.
Typical zoom- and focus-ring positions are reversed for more balanced handling. With the zoom ring positioned near the front of the barrel, directly below your hand, it’s easier to maintain a steady posture when zooming. Both the zoom and core rings boast a knurled covering that enables a firm grip for smooth control. The tripod collar ring includes bearings to secure smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientations. And the integrated tripod foot faces the front of the lens for optimum balance and more easy transportation when the lens is attached to a tripod.

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Field ready

From the ski slope to the brown bear’s favourite fishing situations, this fully weather-sealed lens or LEN may refer to excels in tough outdoor environments.
Every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and copiously droplets. A fluorine coating actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. A fluorite lens fundamental helps keep the weight down. And because you’ll have to change lenses in the field far less frequently, your Nikon DSLR’s dead ringer sensor gets exposed to the elements far less often too. 



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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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