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

An FX-format compatible super telephoto zoom lens with Nano Crystal Coat and VR vibration reduction system

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  • ED
  • IF
  • SWM
  • M/A
  • A/M
  • N
  • VR

Key Features

  • A super telephoto zoom lens supporting Nikon's exclusive range of focal lengths from 200 to 400mm
  • Nano Crystal Coat significantly reduces ghost and flare
  • Built-in vibration reduction (VR) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of 3.0 stops*
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Four ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for higher optical performance
  • Three focus modes are available - A/M, M/A and M


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
24 elements in 17 groups (with four ED glass elements, Nano Crystal Coat), and one detachable protective glass
Angle of view
12°20' - 6°10' (8° - 4° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
2 m/6.6 ft. (in AF mode), 1.95 m/6.4 ft. (in MF mode)
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.27x (in AF mode), 0.28x (in MF mode)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Approximately 124 x 365.5 mm/4.9 x 14.4 in.
Approximately 3,360 g/7.4 lbs. (with protective glass)
Supplied accessories
Slip-on Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Slip-on Hood HK-30, Semi-soft Case CL-L2, Dedicated slip-in filter holder, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, Dedicated lens protective glass, Dedicated lens protective glass case, Strap LN-1

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements