Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (FX) mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Built-in 1.40x Teleconverter
| Weather Sealed
| Distance Scale
| Compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Focus Distance Limiter
| Zoom Lock
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
| 400mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR has a maximum diameter of 128mm and total length of 363mm. It weighs 3500g / 123.5 oz.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR has a filter thread of 41mm.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR has a focal range of 180-400mm and 2.2X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 270 - 600mm.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is compatible with the Teleconverter lenses below:
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR with a weather sealed camera body such as Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D850.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
With a total length of 363mm and a weight of 3500g, the Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR features Internal zoom method.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 2m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 180mm all the way to the 400mm .
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR's optical formula consists of 27 elements in 19 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 fluorite + 8 ED elements
- Nano Crystal + Super Intergrated + fluorine coatings
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Nikon AF-S 180-400mm F4E TC VR is available in Black color.
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