Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 200-400mm f/4G VR

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2003-07-22

MSRP Price: $5499

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: This powerful and versatile super telephoto features VR image stabilization and incredible image quality for serious sports and wildlife photographers.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length200-400mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Zoom Ratio2.0x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.27 (AF), 0.28 (MF)x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)12°20'
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)6°10'
Optical Information
Lens Elements24
Lens Groups17
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements4
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance6.6 ft. (2.0m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual, Auto/Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeSlip-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions(Approx.) 4.9x14.4 in. (Diameter x Length) 124x365mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 115.52 oz. (3275g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHK-30 Hood, CL-L2 Soft Case, Front cover, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED MTF Tele Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED MTF Wide

Image Samples

Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED samples (4) Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED samples (3)

Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED samples (2) Nikon 200-400mm f4G IF-ED samples (1)

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tony paul fernandez

Can i use this lens with a D500 and 5600 .


Bob Lawrence

Yes I use mine on a D500 and d3300. I had to focus tune mine because it was soft at 400mm on my D500. After careful tuning it is fine.

Will Speak

Not for the faint hearted, this is an expensive and heavy lens. Images are stunningly sharp when you get it right and out of focus areas are beautifully soft. The VR works well but unless you’re a body builder don’t count on using it hand held for very long, the best place for it is on a good tripod or monopod. It works well with the TC14 wide open but you might want to stop down a touch to improve sharpness. Overall a stunning and flexible lens once you’ve mastered it.