Nikon Corporation has announced the launch of the AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4g ED VR II lens, a super telephoto lens which supports a focal length of 200mm to 400mm and delivers a stunning image quality.

Being the second generation of lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II, offers awesome feature, lots of updates and an improved performance as compared to its predecessor AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED.

Lisa Osorio, general manager of Marketing at Nikon Inc. said,” The AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm lens builds upon a proven design for professional level optics by incorporating the latest Nikon lens technologies to give photographers the edge in the field, and the ability to capture the most intricate of details with extraordinary fidelity.”

This lens is ideal for professional photographers as it offers remarkable vibration reduction technology which is designed to work with digital SLR series Nikon cameras. Additionally, the new Nikon lens features a Nano Crystal Coat, Nikon VR II image stabilization, Automatic Panning Detection and autofocus (AF) modes for FX and DX- format photographers.

The lens also features Nikon Silent Wave Motor technology for high speed autofocus performance with excellent accuracy and four Extra-low Dispersion(ED) glass elements that minimize chromatic aberration and provide clear, sharp and high quality image.

The die-cast magnesium and a protective Meniscus glass maximize durability and safeguard lens against dust and moisture.

Main features are:
• Two VR modes: normal and active
• Internal focusing design
• Constant f/4 maximum aperture
• Focus present function
• Dust and Waterproof rubber sealing mount
• Rounded diaphragm (9 blades)
• Nano Crystal Coat
• Built in vibration reduction (VR II)
• Compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II, and TC-20E II Teleconverters.

Price and Availability
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II will be available in the market in late May 2010 with a price tag $6999.95.