DPReview has published their sample photos of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens. The new Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens comes with Nikon’s first built-in selectable 1.4X teleconverter and it is ideally suited for photographing sports and wildlife with astounding speed and clarity.
As you might hope from a camera and lens combination costing almost $20,000, the autofocus hit-rate from the soccer match was nearly perfect. A majority of the images were shot with the camera set to its Auto area mode, which for the most part locked on to my intended subject.
Once back in the office, with the images up on a computer, I was impressed by the lens’s sharpness, even with the teleconverter engaged. And though there is some pretty heavy vignetting when the teleconverter is used, it can easily be corrected in post (we chose not to for the purposes of this gallery).