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Nikon Releases $12,000 AF-S 400mm f/2.8E Lens and 1.4x AF-S Teleconverter

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Not to be outdone by Canon’s lens announcements from yesterday, Nikon has come back with a few major announcements of its own. And foremost among them (at least in terms of price) is a brand new AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens that will pair very well with the new AF-S TC-14E III teleconverter… well, assuming you have about thirteen grand handy.

The $12,000 lens, which comes in at $3,000 more than its predecessor is currently going for, boasts a new magnesium alloy die-cast barrel and two fluorite elements that help it lose 820g (about 1.8 pounds) while maintaining ‘uncompromising performance.’

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Joining the lens in the same press release is the $500 AF-S TC-14E III 1.4x teleconverter, just in case you want more reach than the new 400mm lens can give you. It will increase the reach of any compatible AF-S lenses (like the 400mm) by 40% with only one stop of light loss.

The converter was designed with sports, action, wildlife and press photographers in mind, and as such features a fluorine coating on the outer elements and a lens barrel designed for enhanced resistance to dirt and moisture.

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To learn more about either of these products, head over to the press release by clicking here or preorder the lens or teleconverter on B&H by following the corresponding links. Both the $12,000 lens and the $500 teleconverter will ship in August.


 
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  • Sean McCann

    The flouring coating makes it crispy in the deep fryer?

  • DLCade

    Fixed :)

  • Heath Collins

    Aww… I missed something fun?

  • Jason Yuen

    Up for auction is my kidney. Excellent condition, no reserve, starting bid is $12,000.

  • jens-dd

    looks like sh*t.

  • TheBarberRef

    Don’t you mean $12,500? :)

  • Mister Salty

    Which makes no difference whatsoever.