A remarkable super-telephoto prime lens in a class of its own
With an ultra-fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, Nikon’s superior Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization system, a host of performance enhancing innovations and legendary NIKKOR optics, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR is the 400mm super-telephoto prime lens of choice for professionals and serious photographers. Its light and durable magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction delivers a lifetime of reliability, and its exceptional performance makes it an optical masterpiece.
Get inside the action
Ultra-fast f/2.8 400mm super telephoto
With 400mm of reach, an ultra-fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and superb image quality, you won’t just get closer to the action—you’ll get inside it. Whether shooting high-speed outdoor sports action or dimly lit stage productions, you’ll capture moments most people miss, and in stunning clarity. If you need more reach than 400mm, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR is fully compatible with all Nikon Teleconverters.
Unrivaled image quality
Outstanding NIKKOR optical performance
The durable and lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR is loaded with performance-enhancing features to ensure you’ll always deliver exceptional images. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing. Nano Crystal Coat (N) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass help produce images with superior color, sharpness, contrast and minimal noise. Its no surprise so many winning images have been produced with this lens.
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.