Your long-distance specialist

If you're like most serious photographers, you probably won't be using this lens every day. But — if you shoot wildlife, or sports, or you need some extra reach for breaking news? Having this lens in your camera bag could make the difference between getting that one-chance-only shot or coming home empty-handed. With a constant maximum aperture of f/4, it's got exceptional light-gathering capacity for its class. This lens' super telephoto range gives you compositional flexibility while remaining at a distance. And the built-in, ultra-quiet SWM (Silent Wave Motor) will take care of the big job of acquiring sharp focus over a long distance, while allowing the flexibility for seamless manual override.

Exceptional optical quality

While this super telephoto zoom lens is optimized for full-frame cameras, DX-format cameras can benefit as well. The apparent focal length will increase by a factor of 1.5X, so this 200-400mm lens will have a 300-600mm equivalent length on your APS-C sensor cameras.

Four extra-low-dispersion optical elements and proprietary Nano-Crystal coatings yield a lens that is sharp, clear, and free of artifacts like color fringing, ghosting, flaring, and distortion.

Product Highlights:

  • AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II super-telephoto zoom lens
    • 35mm equivalent of 300-600mm on Nikon DX-format DSLRs
  • enhanced second-generation Vibration Reduction allows in-focus shots with longer exposure times (up to four shutter speeds slower)
  • contains four extra-low dispersion lens elements for high resolution and contrast
  • Silent Wave Motor for fast, quiet focusing
  • compatible with Nikon film SLR and FX or DX format digital SLR cameras
  • constructed of 24 elements in 17 groups
  • minimum focus distance: 6.6 feet
  • minimum aperture: f32
  • filter size: 52mm
  • dimensions: 4-15/16" x 14-7/16" (diameter x length)
  • weight: 118.5 ounces
  • warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • slip-on lens hood
  • removable tripod collar
  • front and rear lens caps
  • ballistic nylon lens case
  • 52mm screw-on NC (neutral clear) filter for front element protection

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Reviews

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Great Lens

Written By Barry S., Kent, WA on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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I received the lens last week and had my first opportunity to use it over the weekend at a indoor speed skating meet. The lens, while heavy, was still manageable to handhold and I was able to get some great close-ups of people in the crowd. I used it for some of the action shots as well, but the venue was a little small for the focal length.

Pros: Great, sharp images Smooth operation Solid build Well made case

Cons: A bit heavy

Preliminary info from the manufacturer

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 200-400mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Weight 118.5 ounces
Parts Warranty 5 years with registratio
Labor Warranty 5 years with registratio