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9.5 out of 10

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

An FX-format compatible super telephoto zoom lens with Nano Crys Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S

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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

Alex H, B&H Photo
31 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I do mostly action shots for boat racing and this lens serves me well. I was debating for a long time if I would go with the 300mm 2.8, 400 2.8 or this 200-400 f4. 300mm would have been too short on several occasions and 400mm too long on several occasions as well. Since I shot mainly action I wanted to at least have an f4 lens, not a f5.6. So I then chose the 200-400 as a compromise to cover the desired focal range. Compromise is a big word...
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

A Great Wildlife Photographic Rifle

Jungle Rhythms, B&H Photo
12 August 2014
  • Excerpt: A serious tool to capture candid wildlife shots. I have researched a lot on the lens that can accommodate my needs of both wildlife photojournalism and film making and this lens is the one that suits the most pairing up with the holy trinity - 70-200mm VR2 and the 24-70mm G lens. It was delivered to me today and my first test shots were awesome. I am liking it and anxious to see the results in the real wilderness.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Lives up to reputation

anikonman, B&H Photo
24 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I am a long time serious amateur and I have coveted this lens for a long time. I specifically waited on the newer version and the improvements in the VR capability were well worth the wait. Sharpness, bokeh and expected Nikon build quality are all there. I use this lens for wildlife and sports on a D800, but mainly on a D7100 to take advantage on the increased lens prospective (300mm-600mm).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Pro-Series lens

Dennie, Nikon
26 April 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Monster glass

CJC, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Heavy duty zoom lens. Right on the edge of hand held versus monopod. I get tired pretty quickly with the handheld, which is my preference. But its an awesome piece of optical artistry. Great pairing with my D700 and D4 as well.
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Overall 10
10

a little heavy but great photos

vince, B&H Photo
5 March 2014
  • Excerpt: great for all kinds of photos.i needed something that I didn't have to keep changing lens's
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Raid, Nikon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: It's a great lens with smooth & fast focus & the VRII working perfect
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Overall 10
10

Great lens!

Dick, B&H Photo
31 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Use this lens for shooting sports.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Yes it focuses with the TC 20 III

wised, B&H Photo
27 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I just wanted to update on the many old reviews here. With the D800 and the TC20 III, this lens focuses perfectly under any light condition. Furthermore, IQ with said converter is excellent thus making this lens a more than viable 800mm alternative. If even more magnification is desired simply crop the D800 to DX for an astounding 1200mm f8 with no reduction in IQ while still maintaining 16 mp. NICE!!!!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens for Wildlife Photography

Jim, B&H Photo
18 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Recently returned from a trip to Alaska. I bought this lens a month before the trip to great an idea of the best use of settings on my camera to capture images. Got great shots of eagles, owls, moose, whales and sea lions. The F 4.0 lets in plenty of light, the focusing is amazingly fast, even on cloudy/foggy days (lots of those in Alaska). Note that this lens is very large and heavy. The 14 inch length does not include the five inch hood.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
  • Cons: Bulky
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