New lightweight lens AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR with a large aperture of the company Nikon – accurate shooting at any speed
Nikon has announced a new lightweight super telephoto lens AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR with a large aperture and fixed focal length.
This super telephoto FX-format provides exceptional precision shooting, regardless of its speed. It is ideal for professional photographers who are engaged in shooting sports events and news reports from the camera and require maximum performance. Due to the large aperture ratio f / 2,8, fully updated optical design of the new regime and vibration reduction (VR) SPORT Nikon’s NIKKOR lens 400 mm f / 2,8 ensures exceptional image quality with surprising accuracy and tracking of fast moving objects. Lighter than the previous model, it is equipped with new optical design with two fluorite elements. It is possible to increase the performance of the lens and reduce its weight to keep a good balance when shooting. Rugged design ensures reliable operation in extreme conditions lens professional outdoor shooting, and fluorine coating – its protection against water, dust and dirt without losing image quality.
Simultaneously with this lens, the market entered a high-performance teleconverter AF-S TC-14E III. With the help of certain focal length NIKKOR lenses can be increased by 40%. This is especially important for photographers who are engaged in shooting sporting events, news stories and wildlife and want to increase the focal length is available. Improved optical design provides superior quality tele-high-resolution images even at maximum aperture, and electromagnetic diaphragm increases exposure accuracy with compatible lenses.
Zurab Kiknadze (Zurab Kiknadze), Manager, lenses, accessories, and software of the European division of Nikon, said: “Recent optical and electronic technology innovations from the Nikon are the undisputed advantage of the new line telephoto NIKKOR. The new lens with a focal length of 400 mm equipped with fluorite elements, reduces its weight and improves the quality of images, electromagnetic diaphragm, which allows you to shoot with greater accuracy, and a completely new mode of vibration reduction (VR) SPORT. In addition, the fluorine-containing coating provides better protection from environmental effects and greater ergonomics. New, very compact tele AF-S TC-14E III is also different and improved design allows to increase the focal length when using super telephoto lens. These new models are designed to provide reliable operation in even the most challenging conditions for a long time. We are confident that they will be able to satisfy the most demanding professional photographers. ”
Versatility and precision
Accurate and reliable, the new lens NIKKOR 400mm f / 2,8 with a large aperture is perfect for photographers shooting sporting events and stories. It allows you to capture the finest details and texture, and its large aperture f / 2,8 provides exceptional opportunities to control exposure and depth of field, with which you can identify the subject on a rented background. Electromagnetic diaphragm is guaranteed to provide precise control at extremely low error rate. In addition, such high-precision mechanism increases stability when automatic exposure control during continuous shooting and improves the accuracy – especially in those cases when the lens is used with electromagnetic tele eg tele new AF-S TC-14E III. There are three focus modes: A / M (autofocus priority even when using the focus ring), M / A (autofocus with instant switching to manual control in any mode AF) and M (manual).
Recognized technology vibration reduction (VR) Nikon’s increases stability during shooting, allowing you to use a slower shutter speed (up to four additional steps), and a new mode of vibration reduction SPORT – create incredibly clear pictures of dynamic events. Providing a sharp image in the viewfinder when shooting fast-moving objects, this mode allows you to capture subjects in continuous shooting mode with the same frame rate and minimal shutter lag, as ON or OFF in VR.
A new optical design
The optical system 16 comprises a group of 12 elements, in particular of two elements and two fluorite – glass ED. Fluorite elements are placed in the front, so the front of the lens is lighter and the center of gravity shifted back that guarantees a comfortable fit and stability. Fluorite elements ensure superior optical performance, creating a high level of transparency with minimal chromatic aberration. However, they have a much lower variance than even quality glass ED. In addition, manufactured by Nikon Nano Crystal coating reflective Nano Crystal Coat is used to obtain clear images with minimal glare and ghosting. Lens design also includes a meniscus protective glass and a neutral filter NC. Behind the lens is a convenient holder for filters.
Improved ergonomics, rugged design
Due to the presence of fluorite elements in the design of this new super telephoto lens has become much easier than previous models – its weight was reduced to 3800 g (approx.). Also redesigned adapter ring for tripod, which appeared to support a smooth transition from horizontal to vertical position. Tripod leg is now located in front of the lens, which improves balance and provides a more convenient transportation lens when mounted on a tripod. The package includes a lens monopod.
The lens barrel has a professional protection against dust and moisture, and a fluorine coating on the meniscus protective glass, effectively protects against water, dust and dirt without losing image quality. Thanks jack for theft protection can not worry about what lens is stolen and rugged road container CT-405 supplied provides convenient and safe transportation of the device.
New 1.4-fold Tele
Also available for sale to new tele AF-S TC-14E III of the company Nikon, by which certain focal length NIKKOR lenses can be increased to 40%. It replaced the previous model AF-S TC-14E II and is perfect for use with zoom lenses and aperture lenses with a fixed focal length. With a more compact design and improved ergonomics make it ideal for Tele photographers who specialize in shooting sports events, reportage and wildlife and want to increase the focal length is available. Using this new teleconverter lens NIKKOR 400mm f / 2,8 allows to increase the focal length to 560 mm.
Its optical lens design improves performance and reduces the chromatic aberration that can occur when using the tele. Thus, high-quality images with full resolution achieved even at maximum luminosity. The presence of electromagnetic diaphragm increases exposure accuracy with compatible lenses. On the front and back surfaces coated with a fluorine-containing tele covering protecting it from dust and moisture, and modified mechanism design extension / retraction of the lens professionally protected from any weather.