New Version of Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Coming Soon

Nikon is rumored to launch the new version of  AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G premium ultra-fast telephoto lens. Announcement of the new version could be announced as early as this week with Nikon 1 S2 on May 15.

The new Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR telephoto lens is expected to have fluorite coatings and SWM update. The lens construction already incorporates a magnesium die-cast barrel, and professional-grade dust and moisture sealing allows it to be used in more rugged situations.

The current Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens features the improved Vibration Reduction (VR II) system that allows handheld telephoto shooting, minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed of about 4 stops faster. 

New Version of Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Coming Soon

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G lens currenty priced for $8,999. The upcoming 400mm f/2.8G II lens is expected to be priced $500 over the current version. This makes the price around $9,499.

New version of Nikon’s Super-fast, telephoto lens will be released before the start of the FIFA World Cup in June, 2014.

via NR