The first day of CES 2018 opened with Nikon announcing the a unique full-frame super-telephoto lens. The new Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm F/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR manages to cover a 180 to 560mm focal-range thanks to a builtin 1.4X teleconverter. The lens which maintains a constant F/4 aperture from 180-400mm, its native focal-length, switches to a constant F/5.6 with 252-560mm focal-range.
The Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm F/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is built with the latest Nikon lenses technologies. An internal ultra-sonic focus motor and stabilization system effective to 4-stops delivers a fast and stable performance for this huge lens. This lens is full weather-sealed and weights in a hefty 3.5kg. The tripod collar can rotate smoothly to support the lens in any orientation. While the large front element is not threaded, the lens accepts 40.5mm gel filters at the rear.
With some unprecedented technology, this Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm turns the outer row of Nikon’s 153-Point AF system into cross-type sensors, providing additional accuracy to the Nikon D5, D850 and D500.
The Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm F/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is scheduled to ship in March with a retail price of $12400USD or $15550 CAD. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders at these links. Remember, pre-ordering ensure you are among the first to receive the lens but your credit card does not get charged until it actually ships.