200-400mm f/4 IF-ED Nikkor AIS (ULTRA-RARE)

£1,995.00

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Officially launched in February, 1984. To cope with many demanding action activities in particular in the context of sports and wildlife photography, this lens has a single ring for responsive focusing/zooming control which provides extra handling speed and time for picture framing and composition. This remarkable Nikkor zoom lens incorporates some of the original Nikon optical innovations such as Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and that superlative coating which keeps ghosting and flare at bay. The use of FOUR ED glass elements in the optical design delivers crystal-clear images even when use at near maximum apertures and ensures minimized chromatic aberration while at the same time, delivering high edge-to-edge resolution throughout the focal length range . Nikon’s lens coating process also improves the picture contrast and colour rendition over the entire 200-400mm zooming range. For increased convenience and flexibility, an L-shaped rotatable tripod collar with three screw-in tripod sockets helps achieve optimum balance for motor-driven photography and enables the photographer to switch quickly from horizontal to vertical format shooting. Angle of view: 12° 20’ to 6° 10’. Aperture scale: f/4-f/32. Closest focusing distance: 13.1ft. (4m). Filter thread: 122mm, Lens hood: Built-in and extension with HE-4 possible, Weight: 3.6kg. C/w with HE-lens hood and soft front lens cover. Only 448 ever made.

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Description

Officially launched in February, 1984. To cope with many demanding action activities in particular in the context of sports and wildlife photography, this lens has a single ring for responsive focusing/zooming control which provides extra handling speed and time for picture framing and composition. This remarkable Nikkor zoom lens incorporates some of the original Nikon optical innovations such as Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and that superlative coating which keeps ghosting and flare at bay. The use of FOUR ED glass elements in the optical design delivers crystal-clear images even when use at near maximum apertures and ensures minimized chromatic aberration while at the same time, delivering high edge-to-edge resolution throughout the focal length range . Nikon’s lens coating process also improves the picture contrast and colour rendition over the entire 200-400mm zooming range. For increased convenience and flexibility, an L-shaped rotatable tripod collar with three screw-in tripod sockets helps achieve optimum balance for motor-driven photography and enables the photographer to switch quickly from horizontal to vertical format shooting. Angle of view: 12° 20’ to 6° 10’. Aperture scale: f/4-f/32. Closest focusing distance: 13.1ft. (4m). Filter thread: 122mm, Lens hood: Built-in and extension with HE-4 possible, Weight: 3.6kg. C/w with HE-lens hood and soft front lens cover. Only 448 ever made.

Additional information

Second-hand grade

EXC

Serial number

182403

Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

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