If you need a high-quality, professional-grade supertelephoto lens with a constant aperture and image stabilization that's not too big and heavy to be maneuverable out in the field, the Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f4G ED VRII lens offers it all. Following up on the AF-S 200-400mm f4.0G ED VR lens released in 2003, the new lens adds Nikon's VRII Vibration Reduction system among other useful improvements. All of this quality doesn't come cheap, though.
The Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f4G ED VRII is a supertelephoto lens, with a zoom range of 200mm to 400mm on an FX body, and with a massive zoom range of 300mm to 600mm on a DX body. All while maintaining a constant aperture of f4.0 throughout the zoom range. Although not as fast as its f2.8 cousins, what it saves in weight and adds in maneuverability make it excellent for taking out into the field, shooting handheld, be it birds, wildlife, or yacht racing. … Read more