For all the gory details just go here: Kluane-Haines Explorer 2018 Anyone considering participating in this trip should be aware that this is the most physically demanding of any of the photo tours I offer.

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If Nikon can pull off this trick again with the 180-400mm f4E (and at the price of this lens they sure the heck better do it) it COULD become a coveted lens. About the Built-in Teleconverter: The concept of building in a teleconverter is interesting.

But note that at the price of this lens you could buy a whole collection of pro-level prime lenses (along with some darned good zooms! There's obviously some value in "speed of engaging" the teleconverter on this lens versus one where you have to manually place the teleconverter between lens and camera (and in some situations this CAN make the difference between capturing the shot and missing it). First, I have a great collection of lenses that collectively cover the entire focal range that the new Nikkor zoom covers (and one of them - the Sigma Sport 150-600mm f5.6-6.3 covers MORE than the entire range by itself).

If past experience is any indication, it would not surprise me if this lens will initially sell well into the market that "travels the world to photograph wildlife" but once a lot of these shooters find the lens is just too heavy for them to effectively hand-hold it there will a lot of them available on the used lens market (starting about 18 months after the lens begins to get into the hands of users).

One final comment on this point: Anyone who has shot Nikon's latest 70-200mm f2.8E VR knows that it is possible to build a zoom lens with ALMOST the optical quality of a number of pro-level prime lenses (that the zoom range overlaps).

The lens is expected to ship in March (read "after the Olympics"). It's absolutely stratospheric, with a MSRP of $12,399 USD ($15,549.95 CAD).

In Canada first dibs is being given to NPS members through a Priority Purchase program (my notice arrived via email yesterday). I am guessing the street price will be a "mere" ,999 in the US and ,999 in Canada. It could easily be argued that if a serious wildlife photographer could have only ONE lens then this would be the lens to have.The new zoom features all of the "latest" features seen on other recent Nikkor lens revamps, including a fluorite front lens element, a dust-and-gunk shedding fluorine coating, an electronic diaphragm, 4-stop VR (with Normal and Sport Modes), AF activation buttons on the lens, and more.At 3500 gm (7.72 lb) the lens comes in at about 120 gm (or about .25 lb) lighter than its Canon counterpart.So Lightroom for image culling and image and image catalog management, a combination of Capture One Pro and Photoshop for raw conversion and selective image-editing, blah, blah, blah!I won't go into all the reasons right now, but over the last few years I have become increasingly dissatisfied with Lightroom for image management (and I've ALWAYS preferred the raw conversion capabilities of Capture One Pro over those of Lightroom).The trip does NOT require any technical alpine or climbing skills.