Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape

Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape

Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape

Description in Italian newly added below all! To assure you on the status of the kit, I add that I have recently used this lens for a service at music events on 28/29 September 2017 and lately for the full moon on January 2nd 2018, shot at 800mm (coupled with the TC-20III, 2x 400mm), when the lens performed again flawlessly, as always! The moon picture is a DX crop of the moon on a D810, for a 1200mm equivalent focal length, f11, 1/1600s, ISO1600, reduced to 1024x683 pixels for web viewing, just put on the balcony, to hold the weight, but absolutely free from moving. The autofocus was again fast and accurate to catch this wild boar that was running out of a bush to re-enter the woods, after crossing the path; I had just the time to turn with the monopod, acquire focus and start shooting a batch of 10 shots in a burst at 9fps.

This means that you pay the whole price first, and the lens kit will be yours if you like it; but I will accept it back if you don't like it after you tested it (you have to keep the kit with the maximum care, I won't accept it back if not in perfect shape, only upon my tests and confirmation), all this of course at the cost of this extra service. It's really hard to sell my beloved 400mm, the first lens capable to bring me to a professional grade results in wildlife photography! But I have recently acquired a newer AF-S G version for saving weight on my already full backpack (which I also shaved with a flimsier version, to save another 2kg), so I do not need to keep 2 lenses of the same type.

Though, it's hard from my side, as this amazing AF-I lens followed me flawlessly in great locations around the world, starting from Europe, to Africa, to Australia and to USA, being my trusted companion on wonderful adventures. If you are reading this, you know what this excellent lens is capable of, and I can only confirm it. I made personally some comparative tests with the G and latest E versions. The image quality is hard to be distinguished in real situations this has more ED elements (4), but no nano coatings nor fluorite elements; the internal focusing (IF) is less smooth (more brutal or rough I would say), but still very fast and accurate I tried on F5, F6, D600, D750, D810, D850, D3s and D5 with no issues at all, just snappy!

, as this was the first Nikkor lens with fast internal focusing motor; there might be a fraction less of light transmissibility; vibration reduction system (VR) is not present, but 6.3kg are a good inertia to mitigate accelerations and camera shaking. The real reason for me to switch to a never and much costlier lens for me was the weight: I used it on a tripod with a fluid head and mainly on a strong monopod to hold the weight and give me much more freedom to follow fast and unpredictable action, but I could hold it also for short burst of few seconds, especially with lynxes, wolves, flamingos or eagles, but any position to relief the weight is good to take sharp pictures with this lens (as the moon above). It will cost you around 3900, so just 1000 more than mine, but 2 stops of light less, but you know what will your usage be. This means Fresnell type optics, which become 750mm f/5.6 with your cropped sensor D500 or D7200/D7500. Also the 180-400mm E TC1.4 is above 3kg.

All the latest primes on Nikon weight also more: 3kg for 200/2,300/2.8, or 500/4E; 3.8kg for 400/2.8 or 600/4 E FL; 4.6kg for 800/5.6. I do not think it is the first lens you think for little birds in a sunny day. I do more mammals in low (or challenging) light instead: therefore I acquired the 400mm f2.8 when I had only dia-film.

The oldest slides from Africa where taken on the AF-I with Fujifilm VELVIA 100 and F5 body, the first at the Bayerischer Wald (Germany) with. PROVIA 400X on F5 body. The AF-I worked marvelously with digital bodies, also in low light, I was able to get an instant shot in focus at 102400 ISO among the public of a theater in fall of 2017!! Which means speed of the autofocus motor and light gathering ability of a f/2.8 prime!

And it gives very nice portraits on a stage without disturbing, being enough far away from your subject. Think also about adapting the AF-I to some cinematic cameras! I have carried the AF-I everywhere on a backpack: heavy but absolutely rewarding!

I strongly advice to use telephoto primes with a monopod or a bean bag, rather than a tripod, to have greater mobility to better follow the action. But all of these are a challenge to be sustained hand held. I tested also the 600/4DII, but no chance you can hand hold it, also because for the vibrations induced. Few seconds, fast action, no problem; but following a whole scene of a bird in flight is rather impossible with older and heavier lenses, at least for my little strengths. But do not forget that a 400/2.8 becomes a 600/2.8 on your D500, which is already the ultimate body for action on cropped sensors, though the D500 has light limitations compared to a D4s or D5 FX body, it has fast focus, which is a charm with fast primes as f2.8.

Think about it, I do not want to dissatisfy you. Alone is just amazing, with great sharpness also in the long distance images.

But, as in wildlife magnification is never enough, I proved the AF-I 400mm f2.8 D IF-ED successfully with all the 3 TCs: TC14E (560mm EFL f4), TC17EII (680mm EFL f4.8) and TC-20EIII (800mm EFL f5.6); with TC14E is like not feeling it's presence, with the TC17EII the bokeh started to be more nervous, but also the TC20EIII was a nice companion, without tremendous loss in clarity and AF speed. Also check your minimum aperture that is sustainable by your camera autofocus system, as adding a TC means losing light for the focusing speed and accuracy. But, of course, the f/2.8 aperture saves you in dim light environments! This AF-I can focus down to only 3.3m , for a macro reproduction ratio of 1:6.8, which means only the newer G and E VR versions can do better. Filter size is 52mm, to be mounted on the slip-in adapter.

The close focusing ability can save you some worthy shots! But if you want full compatibility with older cameras (also manual focus), my AF-I might be a choice, also in its complete set, at a fraction of the cost of the newer lenses :- My film F5 camera can not work with the E lenses, as it can not drive anymore the apertures! You can get wonderful landscape with a 400mm and b&w or slides! But also some stage, being music or theater, can be its domain for non-disturbing close-ups :. Camera compatible models: Nikon F mount (film, DX & FX), no need of screwed AF, but Nikon AF-D compatibility, thus also with manual diaphragms.

It works flawlessly with older film cameras like F5 and F6, but please check it with your camera. News: it works also on the recently announced Nikon Z6/Z7 via the FTZ adapter, thanks to the AF-I internal motor; on the Nikon mirrorless you'll have the IBIS (5-axis stabilization on sensor), so this old lens becomes like a 5-stops - 3 axis - VR lens!

Do not forget also that on Z6/Z7 the focusing is directly made on the sensor, avoiding the cumbersome tuning that is needed on the DSLRs! Therefore this is achieved also in videos, where this AF-I 400mm f2.8 can become a dreamy lens for cinematic results, as an extension of your art as video maker! I bought it used in 2006 from Adorwin, a subsidiary of Adorama from US. The black tape on the lens and on the CT-401 case (to hide any text that attracts unwanted inconveniences) was put by the previous owner, as the mark/fine crack on the metering window, see pictures.

Since then I took great care of the lens, I sent it for a check at LTR lab - Nikon Italy in 2010, where they just substituted the rubber seal of the A/M focus ring because the rubber was off from the button, but after a short while it was again ripped off, as you can see in the pictures, being the button very exposed. It gave me no issue at all, a very sturdy and durable lens. The lenses have no scratch, fungi nor other blemishes; all the buttons/settings work flawlessly. Tiny dust particles might be found inside as in any long telephoto lens, but I was not able to find one.

There are only 2 very tiny spots on the front coating that can be seen under special light angles (may be you can clean it later, but I did not want to push harder), but never seen in any image taken from the camera, they do not affect at all the image quality, which remains always stunning. There are some scuffs on the barrel, but just aesthetic, no problems on the pictures you will take with this nice piece of optical engineering! This is a complete working set ready for taking great pictures in any conditions, don't wait to gather all the accessories worthy of around 300euros! , just run out to capture amazing subjects with this Nikkor legend! Provided in the full set.

1 x Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D lens complete with ending cap, lens strap and neutral Nikon NC drop-in 52mm filter. 1 x Nikon HK-20 single lens frontal metal hood.

1 x Nikon C-PL2L drop-in 52mm circular polarizing filter in its original box with instructions. 1 x Nikon drop-in gelatin filter holder. 1 x Nikon CT-401 original hard case/coffin , complete with strap and working keys. 1 x oak camouflage/black neoprene coat from OutdoorPhotographyGear. 1 x soft pouch in oak camouflage/black neoprene for the lens hood from OutdoorPhotographyGear.

1 x green camouflage raincoat. Sent wrapped within an air bubble sheet, well packed and ready to be mounted on your film or digital Nikon camera for exceptional still images or videos. I put the maximal price in the form, but it might be cheaper: so please contact me for a precise quoting. The lens set is being re-listed due to the ugly behaviour of an unstable and unreliable poor man: wizz33, from Devon, UK.

Beware of him, because first he makes offers and than does not want to pay adding real nonsense. This has caused a loss of chances and of time, I'm really tired of this bad behaviour. Nikon AF-I 400mm f2.8 D IF-ED +CPL2L+accessori: set completo pronto alluso! Per assicurarvi sullo stato di corretto funzionamento, sottolineo che ho usato recentemente l'ottica ad eventi musicali il 28/29 settembre 2017 e successivamente per l'immagine della luna piena del 2 gennaio 2018, catturarata a 800mm (col TC-20EIII, 2x 400mm), quando ancora l'ottica si è comportata perfettamente come sempre! L'immagine della luna è il ritaglio DX da una D810, per un lunghezza focale equivalente (EFL) di 1200mm, f11, 1/1600s, ISO1600, ridotta a 1024x683 punti per la visione su web, posando l'ottica sulla ringhiera del balcone per reggere il peso, ma senza altro supporto, quindi libera di muoversi! Nessun aggiustamento fine del fuoco o taratura.

L'autofocus è stato ancora una volta veloce ed accurato per acquisire questo cinghiale che è sbucato da un cunicolo di un cespuglio in corsa per tornare nel bosco, dopo avere attraversato la strada; ho avuto appena il tempo di girarmi col monopiede, acquisire il fuoco ed incominciare a scattare una raffica di 10 scatti a 9fps. Ho solamente tagliato alcune parti del fotogramma per metterla nell'offerta. Diventa difficile separarsi da uno strumento che ha così caratterizzato i propri scatti migliori da divenire una naturale estensione dellimmaginazione e del personale sguardo nel raccontare le meraviglie incontrate. Il Nikon AF-I 400mm f2.8 D IF-ED mi ha accompagnato in giro per il mondo nel mio zaino dal 2006 quando usavo ancora diapositive, regalandomi sempre immagini che rimangono impresse per lincisione del dettaglio e la naturalezza dello sfocato, anche in condizione di luce proibitiva per altre ottiche.

Buona parte delle immagini sulla fauna di Africa ed Europa. Sono state fatte con questo gioiellino di strumento.

Compatibile con le fotocamere Nikon a pellicola (testato su F5 ed F6), digitali reflex (testato su D3s, D600, D810, D5, D850) ed ora anche mirrorless (con adattatore FTZ su Z6/Z7 con sistema antivibrazioni sul sensore IBIS a 3 assi), è caratterizzato dalla resa ottica superlativa (4 elementi in vetro ED a bassissima dispersione), da una messa a fuoco rapida ed accurata, e da una costruzione estremamente robusta e durevole. Distanza minima di messa a fuoco pari a 3.3 m, solo le ultimissime versioni focheggiano più vicino. Il diaframma aperto f2.8 permette anche luso disinvolto dei 3 moltiplicatori di focale (1.4x, 1.7x, 2.0x), arrivando fino a 800mm f5.6, mantenendo la messa a fuco su tutti i punti prescelti, con ovvia e progressiva perdita di velocità nella messa a fuoco e nitidezza al crescere della moltiplicazione, ma sempre rimanendo a livelli molto alti, anche se non al pari delle moderne ottiche AF-S 600mm f4 G/E o AF-S 800mm f5.6 E FL.

Non ha il sistema VR di correzione delle vibrazioni sulla lente come le ultime versioni, ma i 6.3 kg di inerzia mitigano sicuramente le piccole oscillazioni, anche se il peso può essere un fattore discriminante per chi è impegnato in lunghe camminate e spostamenti complessi; mi son sempre avvalso di un monopiede per annullare il peso in azione, con rari sollevamenti a mano libera per pochi secondi. Il 400mm f2.8 è perfetto per fotografia dazione e di appostamento, di mammiferi di media taglia in scarsa luce, teatro e sport indoor. Anche i viedomakers, soprattutto con le nuove mirrorless, possono trovare nuove dimensioni con questa ottica dalla resa cinematografica! Non la consiglierei invece per uccelli con movimenti non prevedibili, quando è richiesto il ripetuto ed improvviso sollevamento dal cavalletto o monopiede.

Lacquisto di questo AF-I 400mm f2.8 è una occasione per entrare nella dimensione professionale dei superteleobiettivi Nikon, sperimentare le proprie capacità ed attitudini con queste prestazioni ottiche superlative, il tutto ad una frazione del costo delle modernissime versioni più leggere. Per i più scettici visto il comunque non indifferente prezzo anche da usato, a fronte dellacquisto/caparra integrale, mi rendo disponibile a riprendermi lottica se questa è nelle medesime condizioni in cui viene venduta (ovvio controllo richiesto), detraendo 50 per ogni giorno che non è stata in mio uso, quindi giorni di spedizione compresi; diviene così possibile, per chi la tratta al meglio, noleggiarla, ma ovviamente confido nellinnamoramento per questa ottica e nella vostra gioia duso, senza restituzione. Ma una volta persa la testa per le ottiche fisse e luminose e per i risultati che riuscite ad ottenere, rivenditori di materiale nuovo saranno al vostro fianco per indicarvi nuovi strumenti dalle prestazioni ancora più incredibili! Lottica si presenta in perfette condizioni di funzionamento, senza graffi, senza funghi, senza opacizzazioni né polvere interna (visibile, almeno). Sono invece visibili segni duso, imputabili al precedente fotografo americano che lha usata per anni prima di me, come anche i segni sul baule a corredo (che non ho mai usato in esterno). Rari ed impercettibili segni circolari sullo strato protettivo del menisco frontale, visibili a fatica solo con angolazioni particolari della luce di indagine, ma mai sulle foto; forse un esperto in pulizia delle lenti li può eliminare, ma non sono graffi del vetro. Lultima volta che lho fatta controllare presso LTR è stata nel 2010 dopo la doppia trasferta Australia-Yellowstone, quando la trovarono in linea con le tarature richieste senza correzioni necessarie e vollero solo cambiarmi la gomma che copre l'interruttore M/A della messa a fuoco, che essendo esposto si sbuccia facilmente (come successo subito dopo). Lottica è in particolare corredata del polarizzatore circolare dedicato C-PL2L (fondamentale per riprese con acqua o superfici riflettenti, per aumentare il contrasto in condizioni di luce complessa), del baule, del telaio per i filtri in gelatina (bianco e nero), del rivestimento protettivo in neoprene 3mm di colore mimetico (una faccia con foglie di quercia/una faccia nera) con cappuccio da montare sul paraluce, e della copertura anti-pioggia in mimetico verde. E pertanto un set completo, pronto per uscire in ogni condizione a scattare nuovi racconti emozionanti!

Perché attendere di raccogliere tutti gli accessori, quando son già tutti scelti, testati e compresi (valore complessivo di circa 300)? Nel set completo vengono forniti.

Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D. Con tappo terminale, fettuccia/tracolla e filtro neutro Nikon NC drop-in 52mm. 1 x paraluce metallico frontale.

1 x polarizzatore circolare dedicato. Nella sua scatola originale e con istruzioni. 1 x telaietto ad inserzione per i filtri in gelatina. Nikon drop-in gelatin filter holder. 1 x baule rigido originale. Con tracolla e chiavi funzionanti. 1 x rivestimento mimetico dubleface (bosco di quercioli/nero) in neoprene 3mm da OutdoorPhotographyGear UK.

1 x cappuccio mimetico dubble-face (bosco di quercioli/nero) in neoprene 3mm per il paraluce da OutdoorPhotographyGear. 1 x copertura mimetica a toni verdi impermeabile (arriva fino al corpo macchina montato). Possibile spedizione assicurata o consegna a Bologna, previo accordo e pagamento anticipato (preferito via bonifico bancario). Vendita tra privati senza garanzia residua. The item "Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape" is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2019.

This item is in the category "Fotografia e video\Obiettivi e filtri\Obiettivi". The seller is "agliek" and is located in Bologna. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Nikon ED AF-I Nikkor 400mm f2.8 D +CPL2L+coats complete set in very good shape


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