Priced £1,172.99, and due out on 29 November, the 70-200mm AF-S Nikkor f/4G ED VR delivers vibration reduction equivalent to five stops, according to Nikon.

Designed for travel, wildlife and sports photography the 20-element-in-14-groups lens offers three VR modes.

The first is a Normal mode for ‘everyday shooting’; the second an Active option to ‘minimise high-frequency camera shake experienced when shooting from a moving vehicle’; and a Tripod Detection mode.

‘Both Normal and Active modes offer a stable viewfinder image, which ultimately makes focus-point acquisition and framing far more comfortable and precise,’ claims Nikon.

‘Tripod Detection mode reduces vibration due to shutter release when the camera is mounted on a tripod.’