Nikon 400mm f/2.8, TC-14E III, S2 and J4 now available for pre-order

Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens:

Nikon AF-S teleconverter TC-14E III:

Nikon 1 J4:

Nikon 1 S2:

Nikon SB-N10 underwater speedlight:

Nikon WP-N3 waterproof housing for Nikon 1 J4 or S2 cameras:

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  • fred

    Woo-hoo, I’ve been waiting for the new 1.4 teleconverter to appear! Sellers on ebay had ramped up the new price of the old one saying they were scarce.

  • Zohar

    Hooray Nikon..
    Now can you pretty please with a cherry on top make a D800S or D700X with 21-24 mp camera and while you are on it refresh the 135mm f/2.0 please?!?

  • Jerry

    $750 for the SB-N10?!?!

    • reignoffire

      it is waterproof, so that u can puke on it and get away with it. 😛

    • Global

      Just buy a Nikon AW 1 instead… bizarre pricing decision yet again from Nikon. I don’t doubt thats a complicated piece of kit (waterproof cases are always very expensive) — but what I question is WHY they made this for the Nikon 1, instead of say a D7100 or D600, considering there are NO waterproof DSLRs, yet Nikon is still actively selling a water proof Nikon AW in the Nikon 1 system.

      Its like they don’t even care that it won’t make sense to consumers (just buy a Nikon AW).

      • Global

        For the benefit of the doubt — Nikon MAY be trying to consolidate the Nikon 1 system as the new “Nikonos” line — for all weather use + underwater (even its standard bodies in a case).

  • filmedinaus .

    So I’m guessing that’s it for the announcement? No surprise announcement for the D800s? Oh well time to suck it up and get the D800. Cheers

  • andy

    Title says TC-14E II

    400/2.8 FL specs look neat. Almost 1 KG lighter and better quality.

  • animalsbybarry

    I am anxious to hear about the p700 with 24-2000mm equivelent lens an 1″ aptina sensor.
    Is there any current news about that camera?
    Is that camera real or just fantasy?

  • neonspark

    get da hell out. why another 400? well at least maybe I can snap one up cheaper when all the crazies upgrade.

    • Mansgame

      Most people who already own one will probably keep it and then they won’t make it anymore so I doubt whether you’ll get a great deal out of the older one. That’s how it usually works.

      • neonspark

        actually that is how I got the 300. you’d be surprised how many people want the latest and they will let go of their mint “old” lens.

      • stoooopid

        oh, this will be great. Maybe the will have a fire sale – J1 style – and sell this lens for $149 with a copy of LR.

  • Mansgame

    Was there any problem with the old TC14II?

    • Daniel Holzer

      The upgrade of the TC20 brought significant optical improvements, hopefully this upgrade will too.

      • Morris

        TC 20 was crap (as the current 17), tc20 was significant
        tc14 is already superb, just minor updates (they sell cheese and every X months they redraw the packaging to give it a fresher smell)

        • RMJ

          Fresh cheese is very poor comparison. The older and stinkier the cheese is the better it is.

        • MB

          Actually current TC-17E II is fantastic on 70-200, I am not sure you ever used one …

      • Mansgame

        Good to know 🙂

  • itcrashed

    It seems like you can pre-order the TC and 400mm direct from NikonUSA
    Has anyone had any experience with preorders with NikonUSA? Will it be a mess like other vendors with “waitlists”?

  • Photo-Jack

    Nikon has a great talent in bringing into the market, what actually nobody is waiting for and instead ignore what people (custommer!!!) are waiting for.
    The new 400 may be improved a bit. But is not a lens you buy every day or out of a mood. People for whom such an expensive lens really pays off, most likely have one already and probably are not prone to losse a lot of money by swapping.
    OK around $12 k allows maybe for a margine of $3 k for every piece sold – but how many will they sell?
    A 300/4.0 would be attractive for a far larger audience. Allowing maybe to sell at least 10 times the quantity of a 400/2.8.
    Similar things will probably count for a 135/1.8 at least if it would come close to the Zeiss.
    But Nikon doesn’t get their philosophy straight, like the example of Nikon’s 58mm shows. I had to think twice if I would trade it for the standard 50/1.4 for no surcharge. Ok, I would anyway, but only for the purpose to sell it off.

  • Global

    Did they BUMP the price of the 400/2.8 because of the sudden surge in popularity from NikonRumors article post????? =P

    That is an insane price increase. Sometimes I think they don’t want to sell bright primes. Example: How come 1.8 is so cheap sharp and fast, but 1.4 is twice as much? @_@

  • Global

    Does anyone think the front of the new 400/2.8 looks terrible? This is one of the uglier lenses I’ve seen from Nikon. They sure are going the opposite direction as Sigma in terms of attractive design. I’m sure its very utilitarian, though; which is the only reason someone would buy it (so fair enough). It just looks like a blow horn and not very elegant at all…..

    • broxibear

      Who cares? If you drop that much money on a lens I’d hope you’d do a lot more than just stare at the damn thing.

      • broxibear

        Sorry Global.
        Some ass using my name to post on nikonrumors, I didn’t post this…Peter (admin) will confirm from my email and IP

  • Jeff Hunter

    New 400mm f/2.8, $3.00 off at Amazon!!!

  • Global

    Has anyone heard any rumors on fast primes for the Nikon 1 system? The Nikon 1 system makes f/1.2 lenses possible — but the 6.7-13 mm they currently have is very dark (f/3.5-5.6) considering the ISO limitations of the Nikon 1. Same issue with the 10 mm (f/2.8). Only the 32 mm (85mm equiv.) that they offer f/1.2, but its no where near wide. Any of these 5 lenses would be well-loved and sought after by DSLR wide-angle users in a “backup/travel-light” system, such as the Nikon 1:

    5 mm/f 2 (13.5mm equiv.) ** Highly desirable ART lens.

    6 mm/1.8 (16mm equiv.) ** Highly desirable ART lens.
    8 mm/1.4 (21mm equiv.)

    11mm/1.2 (30mm equiv.) ** Highly desirable ART lens.
    15mm/1.2 (40mm equiv.)

    My favorite ideas being a 6 mm/1.8 and an 11 mm/1.2 (these two lenses + the ability to use an adapt for F-mount lenses in the tele-range would be reason enough to buy into Nikon 1 and seal the deal).

  • LarryC

    Am I the only one that doesn’t get why a simple, 3-element non-ED teleconverter should cost $500 and require 3-4 months of pre-ordering before being available?

    • Scott M.

      You are not alone in your thrift and impatience…

    • broxibear

      According to the Nikon UK website it has 7 elements. Where did you see it had 3? The previous one had 5.

      • broxibear

        The above post is not from me…someone is using my username.

  • Scott M.

    Preordered with Adorama for teleconverter. At checkout it described it as being for the new 400mm…?

    • Scott M.

      So I go to NikonUSA website and click on the new tele. Then I click on the ‘compatible with’ button. Only two lenses are shown.
      The new 400mm and the 70-200mm GVR2. I have the 70-200, which is why I ordered, but this is a bit strange.

  • jvossphoto

    Okay this is one time where I really am jealous of rich people;^(

    • MB

      Rich people buy Leica …

      • Scott M.

        Rich people hire photograhers

        • MB

          Smart people hire photographers, we love those smart people 🙂

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