When you want to go long, you might want to reach for Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 180400mm f/4e TC1.4 FL ED VR zoom lens. What makes this super telephoto zoom so unique is it’s the first lens from Nikon to feature a built-in teleconverter for an extended range. The switch-activated 1.4x teleconverter increases the reach of the new Nikkor 180-400mm zoom to 252-560mm with Nikon Fx-format (full-frame) DSLRS, and to a whopping 378-840mm on Nikon Dx-format (APSC) DSLRS. Ideal for wildlife and sports photography, the powerful new super telephoto boasts a constant f/4 maximum aperture for isolating a subject from the background even at long range in low light. The Nikkor 180-400mm f/4 features an electromagnetic diaphragm that’s optimized for high-speed burst shooting with consistent exposures. The lens also has an enhanced AF tracking algorithm to increase autofocus performance when following fast-moving subjects. The
Vibration Reduction (VR) system features both Normal and Sports modes, delivering up to four stops of compensation for sharp, handheld results under less than ideal lighting conditions. The durable lens is constructed of lightweight magnesium alloy, and is sealed against moisture and dust. On the downside, it’s heavy—almost eight pounds—and it sure ain’t cheap.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4e TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens $12,400 nikonusa.com