Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S

bythom bythom 400mm
  • Coverage: full frame (FX)
  • Build: Weather and dust resistant, S-line
  • Optic design:
    • 19 elements in 13 groups
    • 1 ED, 2 Super ED, 1 Short-Wavelength Refractive elements
    • Nano coating, Flourine front element coating
  • Field of view: 6°10' diagonal (FX)
  • Stabilization: lens-based VR (5.5 stops CIPA, 6 stops on Synchro VR cameras)
  • Aperture:
    • f/4.5 to f/32
    • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Focus:
    • autofocus, internal focus 
    • stepping motor
    • 8.2 feet (2.5m) minimum focus
    • 1:6.3 maximum magnification ratio
    • minimal focus breathing
  • Filter: 95mm front filter ring
  • Lens hood: supplied HB-105 
  • Size and Weight:
    • 9.3" (234.5mm) long
    • 4.1" (104mm) diameter
    • 41 ounces (1160g) without tripod collar, 44 ounces (1245g) with
  • Other: 
    • Focus limiter switch (6m to infinity), A/M switch
    • one Lens Fn, four L-FN2  buttons
    • additional control ring
    • Rotatable tripod collar (no click stops)
    • Kensington-style lock slot
    • Can use teleconverters
  • Model number: 20112
  • Firmware: 1.10 (January 2023)
  • Price: US$3249
  • Announced: June 29, 2022
  • Thom’s Short Comment: The 400mm for the rest of you. It’s small and light, but performs quite close to the 400mm f/2.8 that’s four times as expensive. In terms of exotic lenses, this one is a bargain.

Thom’s Review of the lens

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