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AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED (2.0x)

The AF-S VR supertelephoto 2x zoom lens

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  • ED
  • SIC
  • IF
  • D
  • G
  • SWM
  • M/A
  • VR

Key Features

  • VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 3 stops (eight times) faster*
  • Two VR modes are available; Normal and Active
  • Focus Preset function
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Four ED glass elements for higher optical performance
  • Constant f/4 maximum aperture through the entire focal range
  • Dust and Waterproof rubber sealing mount

    *As determined by Nikon performance tests.

Specifications

Lens construction
24 elements in 17 groups (4 ED glass elements), as well as one detachable protective lens
Picture angle
12°20' - 6°10' [8° - 4° with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Focal-length scale
200, 250, 300, 350, 400mm
Number of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Minimum f/stop
32
Closest focusing distance
2m in AF mode (1.95m in MF mode) through the entire zoom range
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/3.7 in AF mode (1/3.6 in MF mode)
Zoom control
Manual, via separate zoom ring
Macro focusing
N/A
Focus-preset
Available
M/A mode
Available
Focus lock button
Available
Weight (approx.):
3,275g with protective lens (3,150g without)
Dimensions (approx.)
(from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
124×365 mm with protective lens (124×358 mm without)
Lens cap
Snap-on
Lens hood
HK-30 (supplied)
Lens case
CL-L2 (supplied)
Tripod collar
Does have (rotatable)
External front filter attachment frame
Does not rotate
External front filter
N/A
Slip-on filter
N/A
Built-in/rear filter
52mm screw-in, rear-attachment type
Circular polarizing filter
Slip-in type is usable
Circular polarizing filter II
Slip-in type is usable
TC-20E/20E II
Usable, but autofocusing is not possible
TC-17E II
Usable, but autofocusing is not possible
TC-14E/14E II
Usable
AF-3
N/A
AF-4
N/A
Infrared compensation scale
Available
Supplied accessories
Slip-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Slip-on Hood HK-30, Semi-soft case CL-L2, dedicated slip-in filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, dedicated lens protective glass, dedicated lens protective glass case, Strap-LN-1
Aperture ring
N/A
Distance scale
Does have
Material of bayonet ring
Metal

Note:
VR operation works with the Nikon F6, F5, F100, F80, F75, F65, D3, D700, D2-series, D1-series, D300, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70-series, D60, D50 and D40-series.

MTF Chart

Wide
Tele

Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements