Bringing together remarkable optical quality, agility and high functionality for sports and wildlife photographers, Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, leaders in imaging technology, is pleased to announce the new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR.
The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a super-telephoto zoom lens employing a built-in 1.4x teleconverter – the first for NIKKOR lens for Nikon SLR cameras – that covers a broad range of focal length and is compatible with both FX- and DX- formats. It covers the 180-400mm focal-length range in FX-format and extends to 252-560mm when using the built-in teleconverter1.
“At Nikon, we are committed to consistently expand the imaging possibilities that our products can offer. The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a testament of the constant technology advancement that Nikon imbibes in their range of lenses. In India, there is a rise in people’s interest in photography and their need for advanced detail in the images they click. It is only fitting that to meet the growing demands; we bring the best range of products to our consumers. With our robust product portfolio combined with our strong retail base in India, we are here to give a new and refined outlook to photographers.” said Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India.
Sajjan Kumar, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales & Strategy said, “The growing demand in photography industry has pushed Nikon to challenge ourselves and provide the best technology to our consumers. By expanding our product portfolio, we aim to cater to the evolving photography space. Be it sports, action, wildlife photographers or amateurs wanting to empower their skills, Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR offers optical innovation, superior agility and operability that will aide our customers in each of their adventure.”
The new lens is designed for subject-acquisition performance realised with further improved autofocus (AF) performance that utilises an enhanced drive control algorithm of the AF motor, and a Vibration Reduction (VR) effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops2 faster. Keeping images sharp and vibrant, the use of Nano Crystal Coat and other anti-reflective coatings also helps suppresses ghosting and flare.
Offering easy operability in shooting movements from varied distances without the need to change one’s shooting posture and switching lenses midway is the teleconverter switch. The switch can be easily enabled with a flip while holding the camera grip. This ensures one never misses out on the action, while making photography equipment more compact – in fact, its lightweight body is made possible with a fluorite lens element and magnesium alloy to keep the lens easily bundled up into the camera bag. From capturing dramatic sprints on the racetrack to photographing a shy Artic fox in the midst of winter, the latest NIKKOR telephoto lens is also equipped with a superior dust- and drip-resistant structure, and antifouling performance that complies with the reliability that professional photographers require to keep up with the moment.