NIKON UNVEILS SUPER TELE-ZOOM AT CES 2018
Company announces its first lens with an integrated teleconverter
Nikon has unveiled a new tele-zoom optic, the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR. The lens is the first Nikkor option to be designed with a 1.4x teleconverter, which echoes the design of Canon’s EF 200-400mm f4L IS
USM Extender 1.4x. Here, this increases the effective focal length to 252-560mm, and this comes with a one-stop penalty to maximum aperture, which drops to f5.6.
Nikon has constructed the lens with a weather-resistant magnesium-alloy barrel and applied a fluorine coating to the front element that’s said to help repel dust, dirt and moisture. The company has also applied both Super Integrated Coating and Nano Crystal Coat technologies on the internal elements to help keep image quality high.
The barrel has also been designed with a focused-distance window and a switch to limit focus to between 6m and infinity, while a four-stop Vibration Reduction system can be alternated between Normal and Sport modes.
The new optic will go on sale in March, with a suggested price of £10,999/$12,400.
Above COMPATIBILITY The lens is compatible with both FX- and DX-format bodies in Nikon’s DSLR line
TELE SWITCH The 1.4x teleconverter is activated through a switch at the rear of the lens