Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens Announced for $12K

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Nikon has announced its new AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens as a follow up to the popular Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens (at $9k).

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Feature Highlights

  • New professional grade telephoto option for professional and passionate photographers
  • Nearly two pounds lighter, yet more durable than its predecessor; ideal for shooting sports, action and wildlife
    • Improved AF, exposure accuracy and speed.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) technology with up to four stops of image stabilization
  • Contains two fluorite elements, two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat
  • Features an electronic diaphragm, allowing for stable exposure even during high speed shooting
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • VR Image Stabilization with Sport Mode
  • Silent Wave Motor and MF Override
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Meniscus Element
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Barrel
  • Removable Monopod Collar

The new 400mm lens will be available in August 2014 for $11,999.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.