The Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a high performance super telephoto lens that features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter and Nikkor’s proven Vibration Reduction (VR) System. A formidable weapon for professional sports and wildlife shooters, the lens delivers uncompromising results and amazing shooting versatility.
Versatile Focal Range
The already impressive native 180-400mm focal range is enhanced with a 1.4x teleconverter built into the lens for optimal convenience. At the flick of a switch the range extends to 252-560mm, allowing sports and wildlife photographers unparalleled versatility in reach, framing and composition.. Compatible with Nikon’s DX format cameras, this reach extends even further with the equivalent to an impressive 378-840mm.
With a minimum focus distance of only 2m, the Nikkor 180-400mm lens performs across the remarkable zoom range without compromising on image quality. The maximum reproduction ratio of 1:4 brings out crisp detail in images even in highly magnified images, giving you the confidence to shoot at the extreme ends of the focal range with confidence.
The Nikkor 180-400mm super telephoto lens is coated with an extra-low refractive coating to reduce ghosting and glare for improved clarity. The high transmittance of the Nano Crystal Coat optimises the NIKKOR 180-400mm’s colour detection for true-to-life colour reproduction. The lens also features a single protective glass with fluorite coating and ED glass elements designed to minimise chromatic aberration, ensuring your colours pop consistently no matter how far you zoom.
Thanks to the upgraded autofocus drive, the NIKKOR lens is perfect for shooting action. With its higher speed inversion and lightning fast drive control algorithm, tracking a subject is smooth, consistent and accurate. Whether you’re using the standard or super telephoto zoom, the built-in Vibration Reduction Sport Mode increases the already high subject acquisition capability, equipping you with the ability to isolate and track fast moving subjects with precision.
The Nikon 180-400 mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens is redesigned to make usage intuitive and comfortable. The layout of focus and super telephoto buttons make it simple to adjust your settings while the zoom ring is redeveloped to give you a more comfortable grip. With its dust and moisture resistant capabilities, the NIKKOR AF-S 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is the perfect companion for pro photographers to take on the field.
F mount Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and built-in 1.4x teleconverter
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'
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimetres (180, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400)
Minimum focus distance
2.0 m from focal plane at all zoom positions
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat
Automatic electronic aperture control
Approx. 128 mm maximum diameter x 362.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus