Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II 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.
Nikon replaced the older Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR
What type of photography is the Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Weather Sealed
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| 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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Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II 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 200-400mm f4G ED VR II has a maximum diameter of 124mm and total length of 366mm. It weighs 3360g / 118.5 oz.
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II has a filter thread of 52mm.
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II has a focal range of 200-400mm and 2.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 300 - 600mm.
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II is compatible with the Teleconverter lenses below:
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II 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 200-400mm f4G ED VR II with a weather sealed camera body such as Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D850.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II 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 366mm and a weight of 3360g, the Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II 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 200-400mm f4G ED VR II features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 200mm all the way to the 400mm .
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II's optical formula consists of 24 elements in 17 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 4 ED
- some Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements 1 detachable protective glass
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HK-30.
Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II is available in Black color.
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