Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S listed on Amazon US

Nikon has launched NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens in the US online. It costs $13,999 and will be released on February 28, 2022. You can pre-order it now online from Amazon US. Check here for the current availability and shipping date.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is a high-performance super-telephoto prime lens made for mirrorless Z mount cameras. This would be a great buy to along with the mighty Z9 Flagship camera Nikon launched a few months back.

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 comes with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter that gives a 560mm focal length – for that extra reach when you are outdoors shooting wildlife or action sports. If you want more reach, this lens also supports Z TELECONVERTERS TC-1.4x and TC-2x which gives a focal length of 784mm and 1120mm, respectively.

This lens weighs 6.5lbs (2950 g) which according to Nikon is nearly two pounds lighter than the NIKKOR AF-S 400mm f/2.8FL ED VR lens. To get the best anti-reflection performance, Nikon is using Meso Amorphous Coat on this lens offering better suppressing of ghosting and flaring.

Nikon is using a new SSVCM motor to let you focus fast and accurately, and according to Nikon is optimized to move large elements with the utmost precision. This lens is made with 25 elements in 19 groups including 2x ED glass elements, 1x super-ED glass element, 2x lightweight fluorite lens elements and 1x SR lens element.

Like every other high-end telephoto lens out there, the Nikko Z 400mm also has a Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) system offering up to 5.5 stops of compensation. When paired with a Nikon Z camera, you get Synchro VR functionality as well.

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NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Specifications

Made forNikon Z Mount Cameras
Max aperturef/2.8 ( goes to F4 when the built-in teleconverter is engaged
Min apertureF22 – F32
Focal length400mm ( 560mm with built-in teleconverter )
Lens construction25 elements in 19 groups
Image stabilizationLens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Aperture blades9
Special elements2x ED Glass Elements, 2x Fluorite Elements, 1x SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) Glass Elements, 1x Super ED Glass Elements
Auto Focus ActuatorSilky Swift VCM
Min focus distance2.5m from the image sensor
Weight104 oz. (2950 g)
Price in the US$13,999

Nikon Z9 listed online on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Nikon has launched Z9 Mirrorless Camera in the US. It has a launch price tag of $5,499.95 ( body only ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Nikon has also launched a few new lenses along with the Z9 – NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S and NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S. Other products Nikon launched today are Mount Adapter FTZ II ( $249.95 ), NX Tether and NX MobileAir.

Nikon Z9 is the flagship Mirrorless camera aimed at both professional photographers and videographers. It is one of the first, high-end cameras to come without a mechanical shutter. Like many Nikon DSLRs, the new Z 9 also has a beefy, heavy, and robust professional-looking body with a lot of buttons and dials to help you get the best shot possible.

Nikon Z 9 features a 45.7MP sensor offering 8K UHD video recording support. The sensor has a base ISO sensitivity of 64 and can go up to 25600. This new camera comes with an EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery and is also compatible with older EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries. According to the official specs sheet, the Z9 can shoot up to 770 shots on a full charge. These numbers are often conservative, and hence you sure can shoot much more shots than the claimed 770 CIPA rating.

The Z9 comes with a Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT display with a 3.2 inch 2100 k dots touch-sensitive LCD screen. The EVF is a 0.5 inch, 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and manual brightness controls. This camera doesn’t support regular SD Cards but takes CFexpress (Type B) or XQD Type Memory cards for faster performance.

All in all, Nikon has made a fantastic high-end professional camera that has features to compete with the likes of Sony A1 and Canon EOS R6 bodies. Nikon claims the Z9 to have the World’s first truly blackout-free electronic viewfinder, World’s fastest still image frame rate of 120 fps, the World’s fastest scanning speed, the World’s best AF scene detection system, and Best-in-class 8K video resolution and internal recording. Of course, all of those claims have a * next to them.

From the manufacturer
The new Nikon flagship. A fast, powerful AF system with subject detection developed using deep learning technology. 45.7-megapixel stills. High-speed still frame rates up to 120 fps. 8K and 4K videos. The world’s first truly blackout free viewfinder, and Nikon’s first 4-axis tilting touchscreen. All in the most intelligent, durable, comfortable and connected Nikon camera the world has ever seen.

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Nikon Z9 Specifications

  • Sensor resolution: 45.7MP
  • Sensor type: Stacked CMOS sensor
  • Lens mount: Nikon Z mount
  • File formats – Photos: Jpeg, NEF raw
  • Storage Media: CFexpress (Type B), XQD Type Memory
  • LCD screen: 3.2 inch 2100 k dots, Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
  • Viewfinder: 0.5 inch 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with manual brightness controls
  • Shutter type: Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
  • 8K Video recording: 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 4K Video recording: 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps
  • Full HD recording: up to 120fps
  • Top continous shooting speed: 20 frames per second
  • Shutter speed: 1/32000 to 30 sec
  • Auto focus system: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
  • Focus points: 493 (single-point AF)
  • Vibration reduction: 5-axis image sensor shift
  • Movie video compression: Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
  • Maximum movie recording: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Default battery: EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery life: Approx. 770 shots
  • Price in the US: $5,499.95 ( body only ).

Nikon Z FC Camera up for Pre-order on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Just announced Nikon Z FC Camera is now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon. The body-only price for this model is $959.95. You can also buy this with a 16-50mm Kit lens for $1,099.95 and with a 28mm Kit lens for $1,199.95. Check here for current availability and pricing.

Also available to pre-order: NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Prime Lens ( Price: $299.95 ), NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens ( Silver – Price: $299.95 ).

Nikon Z FC is a retro-style mirrorless camera that looks a lot like Nikon’s film-era cameras. Both Fujifilm and Olympus have been making similar designed mirrorless bodies and have found a lot of takers as it gives a better feeling and joy when taking photos for many. It’s good to see Nikon bringing a similar-style camera for the masses.

Nikon Z FC is a DX-format camera, ie it has an APS-C sensor instead of a Full Frame sensor we saw on many other Z Series line-ups. It will be available to purchase in 6 different color combinations – Amber Brown, White, Black, Natural Gray, Sand Beige, Coral Pink, and Mint Green. Some colors won’t be that widely available.

It features a 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor with 4K @ 30fps recording supported. Nikon has powered this camera with an EXPEED 6 engine and uses an EN-EL25 battery that has a 300 shots CIPA rating. It has Mechanical controls for shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation. Nikon uses a vari-angle flip-out screen on this model which we are seeing for the first time in a Nikon Z Series camera.

Nikon Z FC comes with a 1.0-cm/0.39-in 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder and supports Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF. It has 209 single-point AF points and Nikon’s intelligent Eye-Detection AF for video and stills for easy and better AF performance. Check out the full specs below.

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Nikon Z FC Full Specs

  • Sensor size: APS-C 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor
  • Camera mount: Nikon Z-Mount
  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Processor: EXPEED 6 engine
  • Battery: EN-EL25 ( 300 shots CIPA rating )
  • Viewfinder: 1.0-cm/0.39-in 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder
  • LCD screen: 3.0 in Vari-angle TFT 1040 dots resolution
  • Auto-focus features: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist, 209 single-point AF, Eye-Detection AF
  • ISO range: ISO 100 – 51,200
  • Continous shooting speed: 11 frames per second
  • Max recording support: 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
  • Weight: 14.0 oz. (390 g)
  • Storage: UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards