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Super-fast, telephoto lens, optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX- (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors.

New tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod.

Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat and a meniscus protective glass element combine to further reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.

Rugged, reliable and lightweight, this lens features a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction.

Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II (III) Teleconverters

Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops** of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.

Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation.

Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements control chromatic aberrations while enhancing color, sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings.

New A/M focus mode provides fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus operation.

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR 5 5 6 6
400mm f/2.8 VR - the dream lens I have used my Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 VRII lens with my D300 camera for more than one year. I take it to zoos and wildlife refuges. I have been able to capture sharply detailed images of animal portraits, perched birds, and flying birds. The results are outstanding. I support the lens with a tripod and gimbal head. I purchased a thickly padded rubbery shoulder strap to tote this configuration. Typically I spend 5 hours walking around a zoo with this 22 lb. combination over my shoulder. I have also used this setup with my Nikkor TC-20eII teleconverter and with my Nikkor TC-17eII teleconverter. Under ideal conditions I can get ultra sharp images even with the teleconverters. Friends of mine purchased the Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 and they get sharply detailed bird and animal portraits - and they can hand-hold their rig. Nonetheless, I would still recommend the 400mm lens if you are strongly committed to nature photography and want to explore and expand the limits of your creative potential. July 30, 2010
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i want to use it with a nikon 200d what do you think?

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It is one of Nikon's finest telephoto lenses. It will work fine with your D200. The effective field of view will be 600mm, this lens also accepts Nikon's teleconverters.
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If I were to attach a 1.4 teleconverter to a 400 mm lens would i get the same quality as using a 600 mm lens as is or would the teleconverter decrease the quality significantly. Also, overall which lens do you think is better for a d300s? Thank you so much. This is a big purchase and I just want to make sure that I am getting the best lens for me
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Depends on what you are going to be using them for, a 400mm with the 1.4 will give you 560mm though iq remains very good as it does on the 600mm. Cant really help beyond that as no idea on what you intend to use either lens for.
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AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
 
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i am confused 600 f/4 or 400/f2.8. for bird photography ,please suggest me?

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Depends how big the birds are and how far away they are, there is no real answer im afraid, you would be better off renting both an see which one suits your needs best.
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VR setting for monopods

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When using a monopod which is the appropriate VR setting- Normal or Tripod.
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To be honest either will work, there is not that much difference between the two settings
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