Focal length
  • Without built-in teleconverter: 180-400 mm
  • With built-in teleconverter: 252-560 mm
Maximum aperture
  • Without built-in teleconverter: f/4
  • With built-in teleconverter: f/5.6
Minimum aperture
  • Without built-in teleconverter: f/32
  • With built-in teleconverter: f/45
Lens construction 27 elements in 19 groups (including 8 ED glass elements, 1 fluorite lens element, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coat); built-in teleconverter has 8 elements in 5 groups
Angle of view
  • Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras, without built-in teleconverter: 13°40' - 6°10'
  • Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras, with built-in teleconverter: 9°50' - 4°30'
  • Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras, without built-in teleconverter: 9° - 4°
  • Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras, with built-in teleconverter: 6°20' - 2°50'
Minimum focus distance 2.0 m/6.6 ft from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
  • Without built-in teleconverter: 0.25x (at 400 mm)
  • With built-in teleconverter: 0.36x (at 560 mm)
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm
Dimensions Approximately 128.0 mm maximum diameter x 362.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approximately 3,500 g/7 lb 11.4 oz
Supplied accessories LC-K103 slip-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-41 Lens Hood, dedicated slip-in Filter Holder, 40.5 mm screw-on Neutral Color (NC) filter, LN-2 Strap, CL-L2 Lens Case

MTF Chart

• Wide (without built-in teleconverter)

• Tele (without built-in teleconverter)

• Wide (with built-in teleconverter)

• Tele (with built-in teleconverter)

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

How to read the MTF chart

Lens Construction

Without built-in teleconverter

With built-in teleconverter

  • Fluorite lens elements
  • ED glass elements

F mount Lenses

Zoom

Wide Zoom

Normal Zoom

Telephoto Zoom

Prime

Wide

Normal

Telephoto

Special-Purpose

Micro

Fisheye

PC, PC-E

Teleconverters

Manual-focus

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