A fast and lightweight super-telephoto 400mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and an optimized 1.4× teleconverter to fulfill a professional photographer’s must-haves for exceptional quality.
New Delhi, May 14, 2014 – Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 400MM f/2.8E FL ED VR, a super-telephoto, fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm and maximum aperture of f/2.8, and the AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III, a 1.4× teleconverter capable of rendering performance similar to a master lens at maximum aperture.
Commenting on the announcement Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “Nikon has a legacy of designing lenses that combine innovative optics, precise autofocus accuracy and a lighter package to deliver exceptional photography experience. Achieving superior photographic detailing while capturing swift movements of athletes and wildlife animals is now made more effortless and perfect with the introduction of fluorite elements in both the lenses.”
The AF-S NIKKOR 400MM f/2.8E FL ED VR is a super-telephoto lens with fluorite lens elements, ED lens elements, and Nano Crystal Coat for superior optical performance. In addition to the fluorite lens elements, components made of magnesium alloy are fitted to the barrel to make the lens lighter. A tripod collar ring utilizing bearings further ensures smooth transitioning between horizontal and vertical shooting, as well as greater durability.
The super-telephoto lens is also equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism that contributes to better auto-exposure stability with high-speed continuous shooting, and a vibration reduction (VR) function that offers compensation for camera shake equivalent to a 4.0-stop1 increase in shutter speed. In additional, the lens is equipped with a Sport vibration reduction mode optimized for tracking fast-moving subjects such as athletes participating in sporting events.
A meniscus protective glass with a fluorine coat, produced using a process exclusive to Nikon, has been adopted for the extreme front lens element to increase durability and resistance to water and oils. With all its components, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E is a lens that responds to the demands of professional photographers who demand the ability to capture decisive moments with on-site sports and press photography.
Meanwhile, the AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III is a 1.4× teleconverter with a new optical design that enables rendering performance close to that of the master lens with shooting at maximum aperture. The same fluorine coat used for the AF-S NIKKOR 400MM f/2.8E FL ED VR has also been adopted for the extreme front and rear lens surfaces.
AF-S NIKKOR 400MM F/2.8E FL ED VR Primary Features
• A super-telephoto fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm2 and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras.
• Superior optical performance from a new optical design with which fluorite lens elements, ED lens elements, and Nano Crystal Coat.
• Lighter weight from the adoption of fluorite lens elements and components made of magnesium alloy.
• Fitted with a tripod collar ring that utilizes bearings.
• Equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism for more stable auto-exposure with high-speed continuous shooting.
• Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop3 increase in shutter speed.
• Provided with Sport vibration reduction mode.
• Adoption of meniscus protective glass with a fluorine coat, produced using a process exclusive to Nikon for greater durability and superior resistance to water and oils, for the extreme front lens element.
AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III Primary Features
• A 1.4× teleconverter capable of rendering performance close to that of the master lens with shooting at maximum aperture.
• Application of a fluorine coat, produced with a process exclusive to Nikon, for the extreme front and rear lens surfaces.
The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III will be available in starting in late August 2014. For more information on the NIKKOR lenses, please visit:
About Nikon India
Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 31 ASCs (authorized service centers), 57 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.
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1 NORMAL mode; measured in accordance with CIPA standards.
2 When used with a Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera, the effective angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a 600mm focal length in 35mm  format.
3 NORMAL mode; measured in accordance with CIPA standards.