Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens officially announced


The previously rumored Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR full frame DSLR lens is now officially announced with Nikon's first built-in teleconverter. The US price is $12,399.95, UK price is £10,999. Pre-orders are now open at B&HAmazon and Adorama.

The new HK-41 lens hood for the 180-400mm is priced at $579, while the LC-K103 lens cap is $64.95, so don't lose them.

Primary features:

  • Super-telephoto zoom lens with coverage of a broad range of focal lengths beginning at 180 mm and extending to 560 mm when the built-in 1.4x teleconverter is used
  • Built-in 1.4x teleconverter which can easily be activated/deactivated while looking through the viewfinder:


  • Tripod collar ring that enables smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientation
  • Zoom ring that is easily operated while holding onto the tripod collar
  • Adoption of a fluorite lens element and magnesium alloy has achieved a light weight of approximately 3,500 g/7 lb 11.4 oz
  • Dust- and drip-resistant structure that prevents dust and drops of water from entering the lens
  • Nikon's exclusive highly durable fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt
  • The latest optical design that includes the use of one fluorite lens element and eight ED glass elements for extremely sharp and detailed rendering that is compatible with high-pixel-count digital cameras
  • The latest optical design and the use of Nano Crystal Coat enable clear images in which ghost and flare are effectively suppressed
  • High maximum reproduction ratios with close-up shooting at telephoto positions (0.25x when the built-in teleconverter is not used, 0.36x when activated)
  • The exclusive design of this lens with a built-in teleconverter ensures optimal optical and AF performance
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that enables stable exposure control
  • The VR mechanism offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed in NORMAL mode; users can choose from NORMAL and SPORT modes:

Sample photos:

Lens design (without and with TC), weather sealing, MTF charts (click for larger view), technical specifications and full press release:

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Nikon 1 AW1 with lens for $409, Nikkor 14-24mm for $1,497, KeyMission for $189 and other refurbished Nikon deals

BuyDig has a Nikon Refurb Week event with some good offers on refurbished Nikon gear:

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Another price drop on the Zeiss Classic DSLR lenses for Nikon F-mount (only a few models left)

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Weekly Nikon news flash #452

→ The latest Nikon rebates for January 2018 can be found at Adorama and B&H.

→ The new Yongnuo YN 40mm f/2.8N pancake lens for Nikon F-mount is now in stock for $87.98 at Amazon and B&H.

→ The new Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens is priced around $500-$600 (see eBay listings). The Nikon version is still not available.

→ The Aquatica housing for the Nikon D850 camera is now shipping (price: 2,895). Additional information is available here. For more D850 underwater options see this post.

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Nikon delays the release of the N16F1 Bluetooth remote control


Nikon filed paperwork with the FCC to delay the release of the previously rumored Bluetooth remote control N16F1 (Bluetooth 4.1 + LE):

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The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens will be priced around $10,000, shipping will start in March

The Japanese price of the upcoming Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens is going to be ¥1,287,900 including tax, or around $11,400. Based on this information, I am guessing that the US price of the lens will be around $10,000.

The new lens is expected to start shipping on March 9th, 2018. The official announcement should be on Monday or Tuesday.

There is also a new Nikon EH-6c AC adapter for D4, D4s and D5 DSLR cameras.

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