NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Nikon has announced the lighter and expensive version of its 400mm f/2.8 telephoto lens. To see the difference between the new AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and the old 400mm f/2.8G ED VR version we’ve made a quick comparison table below.

The NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens contains two fluorite elements that, together with two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat, helps ensure outstanding performance with minimal chromatic aberration and flaring

Nikon’s fluorine coating currently presented in the 800mm f/5.6 and the newly announced 400mm f/2.8 lenses. The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens will be available in August 2014, and will have a suggested retail price of $11,999.95.

NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

nikkor 400mm f/2.8e fl ed vr

Here is a quick specifications comparison between the new and old Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 versions. 

 NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR (new)  NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR (old)
Focal Length 400mm 400mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 6°10′ 6°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.16x 0.16x
Lens Elements 16 14
Lens Groups 12 11
Compatible Format(s) FX
DX
FX
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 2 3
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 8.53ft. (2.6m) 9.5ft. (2.9m)
Focus Mode Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto/Manual
Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto/Manual
Filter Size 40.5mm 52mm
Accepts Filter Type Slip-in Slip-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 6.3in.(159.5mm)x14.09in.(358mm) Based on CIPA Guidelines 6.3in.(159.5mm)x14.5in.(368mm)
Approx. Weight 134oz.(3800g)Based on CIPA Guidelines 163oz.(4,620g)
 Price $11,999,95 $8,999

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Price

The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens price is $11,999.95. The super telephoto prime lens will be available from August 28, 2014.

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