Nikon 400mm f/2.8G AF-S VR

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The Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S VR has second-generation VR, Nikon’s most effective vibration reduction with automatic tripod-sensing. Not only is it faster focusing than its predecessors, but it also has Nano Crystal element coats to reduce flare and ghosting, a magnesium cast barrel to minimize weight, and three ED elements to minimize chromatic aberration.

It’s superbly sharp, focuses almost instantaneously—-it’s as good as it gets. It is also as heavy as it gets: we recommend a sturdy monopod or a good tripod with a gimbal head for support.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

OK, you’d rather not take it hiking. And unless you’re really buffed up, you aren’t going to handhold it. But otherwise it’s breathtakingly sharp, autofocuses in a heart beat, has every convenience known, and may be the best long-range sports lens made.

Now that Nikon has perfected VR (Vibration Reduction) they need to start work on GR (Gravity Reduction). If they did that, I’d take this everywhere.

Filter Size
Rear Drop-in
10.1 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
9.5 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
6 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
4 Stop, panning mode, Active-passive mode, tripod detecting
Focusing System
Internal, Silent Wave motor, focus limiter, FT manual, electronic preset
Aperture Blades
9, curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Nikon F

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Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $50.00 $250.00 $300.00 $100.00
4 days $53.00 $268.00 $321.00 $80.25
7 days $71.00 $357.00 $428.00 $61.14
10 days $96.00 $482.00 $578.00 $57.80
14 days $124.00 $625.00 $749.00 $53.50
21 days $167.00 $839.00 $1006.00 $47.90
30 days $209.00 $1053.00 $1262.00 $42.07
45 days $273.00 $1374.00 $1647.00 $36.60
60 days $320.00 $1607.00 $1927.00 $32.12
90 days $412.00 $2071.00 $2483.00 $27.59
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $250.00 $83.33
4 days $268.00 $67.00
7 days $357.00 $51.00
10 days $482.00 $48.20
14 days $625.00 $44.64
21 days $839.00 $39.95
30 days $1053.00 $35.10
45 days $1374.00 $30.53
60 days $1607.00 $26.78
90 days $2071.00 $23.01

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