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    I just played with one at TCS for the first time, that new joystick is pretty damn slick.

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    Just announced, Nikon 180-400mm F4E with built in 1.4 TC

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/123207...-teleconverter

    NIKON ANNOUNCES NEW AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm F/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR SUPER TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS AT CES 2018

    LAS VEGAS -- CES BOOTH #14018 (January 8, 2018) – Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens, which is ideally suited for photographing sports and wildlife with astounding speed and clarity. This professional level FX-format lens is more versatile than ever, and has been updated with the newest NIKKOR lens technologies including Nikon’s first ever built-in teleconverter and an advanced optical formula to enhance performance and minimize weight.

    “This lens is a great example of how Nikon continues to push the boundaries of innovation and what’s possible with pro-level optics and high-end imaging equipment,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

    Popular Pro-Level Lens Gets Even More Versatile

    This new NIKKOR lens is a professional super-telephoto zoom lens, which is even more versatile with an extended wide range of 180-400mm, and a constant f/4 aperture to easily isolate a subject from the sidelines, even in challenging light. This is also the first NIKKOR lens to include a built-in 1.4X teleconverter, allowing photographers to seamlessly swap to a 252-560mm1 (FX-format) focal range. The teleconverter is engaged at the flick of a switch, and is easily operated with a single finger while looking through the viewfinder. When used on the Nikon D500 and other DX-format DSLRs, the focal length is the equivalent of 270-600mm (378-840mm with teleconverter engaged).

    Whether capturing fast-moving winter sports on the slopes or elusive wildlife at a distance, photographers can shoot with confidence from this high performance NIKKOR lens. The new 180-400mm f/4 is optimized for high-speed capture, and features an electromagnetic diaphragm, helping to create smooth and consistent exposures while shooting high-speed bursts of images. What’s more, the AF tracking algorithm controlling the motor drive has been enhanced to increase tracking performance of fast moving subjects. When using cameras equipped with Nikon’s advanced 153-point AF system (D5, D500, D850), the outer row of AF points are activated as cross-type sensors to significantly enhance the AF coverage throughout the frame.2

    Enhanced Performance with the Addition of New Technology

    The lens now uses a fluorite element, which contributes to improved balance while minimizing weight. To further enhance handling and agility, the lens has adopted a new ball-bearing tripod collar ring to create a seamless transition from shooting horizontal to vertical composition. The VR mechanism offers a normal and sports mode, with up to four stops3 of compensation to help create sharp images, even when handheld.

    The lens construction includes the use of durable magnesium alloy for weight reduction, while the lens is also sealed against dust and moisture. A fluorine coating is also used to help repel water droplets and dirt.

    The optical formula of the lens uses eight Extra Low Dispersion (ED) elements, doubling the amount of ED elements used by its predecessor, the NIKKOR 200-400mm. These help to provide extremely sharp and detailed images and 4K UHD / 1080p video, and is ideally mated to high resolution Nikon DSLR cameras. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat is used to effectively suppress instances of ghosting and flare.

    Price and Availability

    The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens will be available in March 2018 for a suggested retail price of $12,399.954. For more information on this NIKKOR lens and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

    1. When the built-in or an external teleconverter is used, the focal length may not be displayed correctly in shooting information / Image data.
    2. This feature will be available with a firmware upgrade for the D5, D850 and D500 as of March 2018
    3. Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when FX-format compatible lenses are attached to a FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
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    Rumored for almost a year now, nice to see it finally arrive.

    One cool thing is it has a MFD of only 6.6ft and a magnification of 0.36X, it doesn't lose magnification nearly as much as the Canon version. It's going to be awesome for small birds and other small subjects. Nice to see them improving AF capability even further with firmware as well. Too rich for my blood though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    Rumored for almost a year now, nice to see it finally arrive.
    Don't sass me boy...I see it I post it. :P
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    Rumours are cool, official announcements are best. Thanks for sharing.

    That price is absolutely nuts. I guess if Canon can sell it, why not charge that much (ie: Fuck you Nikon). For the semi-pro/hobbyist in this hobby, prices are getting out of control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go4Long View Post
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    Don't sass me boy...I see it I post it. :P
    Haha sorry, did not mean anything negative by that at all - more of a "''bout time" comment for Nikon since they have been teasing this lens for a while, so it was coming, but nobody knew when until about a week ago when it started popping up.

    Anyone who doesn't like the price (I certainly can't afford it haha) can look at a 200-500/5.6 VR. That lens is so ridiculously good you probably would have trouble telling the difference between it and this $12K lens from an image quality standpoint without careful controlled comparison or lab analysis. People have already done that with the 500/4 and the difference is shockingly small. The bigger differences are obviously in build quality, a stop faster and AF speed, but the 200-500 actually still has better VR. The $10K+ tele's have definitely shifted even more towards niche or purely professional markets over the last few years (which doesn't help their prices). Anyways, there are lots of options for all budgets these days which is good for everyone. No doubt this will be a phenomenal lens that I will never own haha.
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    It is cool, fixed F4 is nice, and build in 1.4x is a good idea .. but $15,500 price tag ....

    I still feel like 400mm F2.8 for ~$8K / 9K was not too long ago ...

    May well stick with 300mm F2.8, and use the 1.4x or 2.0x when needed ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by C4S View Post
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    It is cool, fixed F4 is nice, and build in 1.4x is a good idea .. but $15,500 price tag ....

    I still feel like 400mm F2.8 for ~$8K / 9K was not too long ago ...

    May well stick with 300mm F2.8, and use the 1.4x or 2.0x when needed ...
    They were those prices in the past - prices have gone up a little bit overall (Now around $11K USD for those lenses) but the CAD/US exchange rate is the only reason our prices are ridiculous.

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    Holy shit! That's gonna be so sweet when you get it, Matt

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    You've ruined your surprise graduation present for me, D.

    I'll still act shocked and amazed
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    You've ruined your surprise graduation present for me, D.

    I'll still act shocked and amazed
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    time to start a gofundme campaign!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrWv6D3v95g

    DPReview did a early review on the mirrorless Z7

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    Surprised the Z6 is priced same as the A7III. If I haven't already upgraded from A7 to A7III (and also picked up the Commlite adapter), I would likely pre-order the Z6. The FTZ adapter is cheaper than the Commlite one and likely will have much better compatibility to my Nikon lens. Although, for video, I would still have to pick up the new z-mount lens for silent focusing or have better sound recording isolation.

    Better touch screen and EVF than the one on A7III. I wonder how does it compare in focusing speed / accuracy vs the sonys.

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    Holy shit, that mount is huge. I love my A7, but this might be a worthwhile upgrade since it'll natively adapt to F-mount lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    Holy shit, that mount is huge. I love my A7, but this might be a worthwhile upgrade since it'll natively adapt to F-mount lenses.
    If it maintains AF speed with the F mount adapter I'm definitely interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
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    If it maintains AF speed with the F mount adapter I'm definitely interested.
    It does. Early reports are saying it's even faster than some native Z lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
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    If it maintains AF speed with the F mount adapter I'm definitely interested.
    So far from press release, the only drawback when using the FTZ adapter is the IBIS goes from 5-axis to 3-axis. For F-mount VR lens, it will continue to use the lens VR. Early first impressions video seems to indicate it will use all the focus points instead of crippled like my FT1 adapter (center focus only) on the Nikon 1.

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    Awesome.

    I haven't been able to find any info on buffer size, has anyone seen anything?

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