Nikon 200-400mm f/4G AF-S IF-ED VR II
Who It’s For:
This is Nikon’s longest professional zoom lens that’s a very special purpose lens for working professionals. It’s big, it’s expensive and it’s absolutely brilliant, but it’s definitely a special purpose lens so if you need it, you’ll love it, but unless you do, it’s a little overkill.
What We Like:
Range: This lens has a huge range from 200mm to 400mm that will take you from telephoto to super telephoto.
Build Quality: Like all Nikon professional lenses, this lens is built like a tank.
AF: Auto Focus is incredibly fast for it’s focal length and dead on.
Lack Of Distortion: At all focal lengths there is next to no distortion.
Ergonomics: For being such a big lens, it’s surprisingly easy to hand hold.
VR: Nikon claims 4 stops of improvement.
Close Focusing: This focuses down to 6.5 feet which is pushing macro.
What We Don’t:
Size: Despite the fact that it’s easy to hold, this is still a very big lens and is very heavy. You’ll probably want a monopod if you’re going to be using this all day.