The defining strength for exceptional stills and videos
To bring out the full potential of the D4, look no further than the vast array of NIKKOR lenses designed and tested to match the D4's resolution and image integrity with sharpness, accuracy, and field-proven reliability. Equip the camera for still and video shooting with a NIKKOR lens, and realize each shot without sacrificing delicate tones or nuance. From f/1.4 primes to fast f/2.8 zooms to f/4 zooms with VR, the latest line of FX-format lenses – many featuring our renowned Nano Crystal Coat – is fully optimized for the challenging lighting conditions in which the Nikon D4 is built to excel.
Nano Crystal Coat
Delivers superb, clear results. NIKKOR lenses with Nano Crystal Coat easily manage difficult lighting, even when the light source is behind the subject and distractive "ghosting" would have been considered unavoidable previously. In scenes with strongly contrasted dark foregrounds and bright backgrounds, incredibly clear images with minimized flare become possible. Originally developed for use in the high-precision world of industrial semiconductor manufacture, Nano Crystal Coat minimizes diffused reflections of light within the lens, delivering sharper and more accurate stills and videos.
VR (Vibration Reduction)
With the VR function, the sensor incorporated in the lens detects camera shake, and drives a part of the optics in the direction that compensates it to reduce the image blur it causes. This VR is effective not only for still images but also movies. An empowering advantage for sports photographers, VR effectively reduces the effects of camera shake to the equivalent of using shutter speeds of up to three or four stops faster. This means sharper images across more situations, such as night stadiums and low-lit indoor venues. Creative options can be extended permitting the aperture to be closed down while still maintaining clarity for reliable spot metering, achieving your desired exposure. As the stabilization takes place in the lens, the viewfinder image is also improved, allowing for easier composition, and quicker and more precise AF. Also, Tripod mode is employed on super-telephoto lenses that are likely to be used with a tripod. This mode reduces image blur caused by slight vibration that tends to occur when using a tripod by switching the compensation algorithm.