Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Super Telephoto Lens
AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens
When you’ll go to any lengths to get the shot, you want a lens that does the same. Gain up to 160 mm more reach the instant the action demands it.
Always sharp. Always steady. You can extend the 180–400mm (f/4) focal length range to 560 mm (f/5.6) without adjusting your hold on the camera. A solid, well-positioned lever lets you activate the teleconverter with your finger, which is ideal when you want to keep your eye to the viewfinder. The closest focus distance is 2 m across the focal length range.
Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) gives you a four-stop advantage, even with the teleconverter activated. SPORT VR reliably tracks fast-moving subjects.
Shoot without worrying about the effects of camera shake. VR technology activates the instant you press the shutter halfway and enables shooting speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible.* SPORT VR mode delivers a more stable viewfinder image, which is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast action, or when panning.
Benefit from edge-to-edge sharpness and minimal light fall-off throughout the zoom range, even when shooting wide open.
The superior resolving power of this lens ensures consistently superb results. A fluorite element enables high transmission rates with minimal chromatic aberration. Eight ED glass elements ensure images with vivid colour and perfectly rendered contrast all the way to the edge of the frame. And Nikon’s antireflective Nano Crystal Coat ensures clear images with minimal flare and ghosting, even in backlit conditions.
This lens responds swiftly and precisely to autofocus changes. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates.
Advanced AF tracking keeps pace with fast-moving subjects—even when they’re moving erratically, at random speeds, or approaching the camera quickly. Subject-acquisition performance is superb, even in the peripheral areas of the frame. The electromagnetic diaphragm ensures fast automatic exposure control, and maximum accuracy.
Without built-in teleconverter: 180 - 400 mm, With built-in teleconverter: 252 - 560 mm
Without built-in teleconverter: f/4, With built-in teleconverter: f/5.6
Without built-in teleconverter: f/32, With built-in teleconverter: f/45
27 elements in 19 groups (including 8 ED lens elements, 1 fluorite element, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coating); built-in teleconverter has 8 elements in 5 groups
Angle of view
Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras, without built-in teleconverter: 13°40' to 6°10', Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras, with built-in teleconverter: 9°50' to 4°30', Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras, without built-in teleconverter: 9° to 4°, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras, with built-in teleconverter: 6°20' to 2°50'
Minimum focus distance
2.0 m (6.6 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
Without built-in TC: 0.25x (at 400 mm)
With built-in TC: 0.36x (at 560 mm)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 128 mm maximum diameter x 362.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 3500 g (7 lb 11.4 oz)
LC-K103 slip-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-41 Lens Hood, Dedicated slip-in Filter Holder1, 40.5 mm screw-on Neutral Color (NC) filter, LN-2 Strap, CL-L2 Lens Case