Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 VR

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2018-01-09

MSRP Price: $12399

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Comprising both length and flexibility, the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR from Nikon is a medium to super telephoto zoom characterized by its advanced optical design, internal teleconverter, and host of handling assets to suit photographing fast-moving subjects. Distinguishing itself among most zooms, this 180-400mm features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter to allow for on-the-fly switching to an effective 252-560mm f/5.6 lens for greater reach. A constant f/4 maximum aperture is also a key feature for realizing consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and for producing shallow depth of field and selective focusing imagery. Complementing these traits is a sophisticated optical design that utilizes eight extra-low dispersion glass elements and one fluorite element to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length180-400mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Zoom Ratio2.2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.25x (at 400 mm), 0.36x (at 560 mm)
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4 (with built-in TC f/5.6)
Minimum Aperturef/32 (with built-in TC f/45)
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)9° (with built-in TC 6°20')
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)4° (with built-in TC 2°50')
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)13°40' (with built-in TC 9°50')
Minimum Angle of View (Full Frame format)6°10' (with built-in TC 4°30')
Optical Information
Lens Elements27
Lens Groups19
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements8
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Fluorine CoatingYes
Fluorite Elements1
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance6.6 ft. (2.0 m) from focal plane
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size40.5 mm
Accepts Filter TypeDrop-in Filter
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions5.0 in. (128.0 mm) x 14.2 in. (362.5 mm)
Weight123.4 oz. (3,500 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-K103 Slip-On Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-41 Slip-On Lens Hood, NC 40.5 Neutral Color 40.5mm Filter, LN-2 Lens Strap

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR MTF Chart

Reader Interactions


  1. Fraser Robertson
    January 10, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Too Expensive

  2. YuriBphoto
    January 10, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Can’t wait to see all the amazing Winter Olympics 2018 press photos that will be taken with this!

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