Last few weeks, Nikon said that it would launch 12 z-bayonet micro single lenses by the end of March 2022. In order to achieve the goal, it seems that some existing products may need to give way. Nikon Japan just announced that from now on, orders for AF-S nikkor 180-400mm f4e tc1.4 FL edvr SLR Lens will be suspended. When the production situation improves, new orders will be accepted. The official did not indicate the reason for the production. It is doubtful whether the problem is caused by adjusting the production line to make way for micro single lens.
Nikon AF-S nikkor 180-400mm f4e tc1.4 FL ed VR was released in early 2018 with built-in 1.4x zoom lens. It is mainly used for professional sports or ecological photography. Due to its strong professional use, the demand should not be as large as ordinary lens. However, due to the high production technology of this kind of professional lens, the production speed will be relatively slow, as long as there are a little more orders, or the supply exceeds the demand.
While AF-S nikkor 180-400mm f4e tc1.4 FL ed VR does not accept new orders, a hb-n106 hood is also suspended. Hb-n106 petal shaped light shield is suitable for af-p DX nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6g VR and 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f4-5.6 lens. The former belongs to the set lens of entry-level SLR, so there is little chance to obtain additional light shield. As for 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f4-5.6 Tianya lens, the demand for hb-n106 light shield is naturally less.
Author: Shen Pei