2017 is a busy year for Nikon – In addition to the Nikon D7500 (already announced), D820 (is coming), Nikon is expected to announce 5 new Nikkor lenses (three were already announced, two more are coming) this year.
Nikon is rumored to announce a new AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4E ED VR lens at the end of 2017, which will be equipped with a built-in 1.4x extender just like the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS version ($10,999), to replace the current Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens ($6,997).
Aimed at professional action and sports photographers, this new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4E ED VR lens will have extremely high optical quality (including a fluorite element (FL)) and it will be very expensive – The canon version is $10,999, so this Nikon version with FL element should be priced anywhere from 10-14k! Shipping is expected to start before the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will take place in Russia from June 14th to July 15th, 2018.
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