Professional FX-format 400 mm super telephoto lens. With fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and advanced optical formula, this lens is ideal for sports and news photographers who demand peak performance.
Crafted to deliver precision at any speed, this is the first NIKKOR super-telephoto to feature Nikon’s SPORT Vibration Reduction (VR) mode. Ideal when tracking fast action, SPORT mode delivers a stable viewfinder image with virtually no loss of the maximum frame rates that are possible when VR is turned off. Two fluorite lens elements enhance optical performance and help reduce weight for balanced handling. Fluorine coating actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality.
Fast super-telephoto lens: offers 400 mm focal length and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.
High optical performance: two fluorite and two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements ensure minimal chromatic aberration. The lens boasts a drop-in filter holder and is supplied with an NC filter.
Nano Crystal Coat: reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, even in backlit situations.
Electromagnetic diaphragm: enables consistent exposures during high-speed bursts.
Vibration Reduction (VR): with SPORT mode. VR minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.¹ SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when shooting high-speed movement, and allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are possible when VR is turned off.
Tripod mount ring: bearings improve durability and ensure smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientation.
Fluorine coating: actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. The coating is applied to the meniscus protective glass on the front element of the lens.
Robust and light: fluorite elements help reduce the weight of this super-telephoto lens to just 3800 g (approx.). The body boasts a professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction.
Ergonomic tripod foot: faces the front of the lens for more comfortable transportation when the lens is attached to a monopod. An anti-theft security slot keeps the lens secure.
One-piece hood: the hood can be flipped and reversed, allowing it to remain attached to the lens during transportation.
Included case: the sturdy CT-405 trunk case comes with the lens for convenient, safe transportation.
16 elements in 12 groups (Including 2 fluorite and 2 ED glass elements plus meniscus protective glass and Nano Crystal coat). 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with a Nano Crystal Coat.
Angle of view
6°10' (4°00' with DX-format camera)
Minimum focus distance
2.6m from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
40.5 mm (drop-in)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 159.5 x 358 mm
Approx. 3800 g
Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-38 Lens Hood, 40.5 mm screw-in NC filter, CT-405 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap, Monopod collar