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 for||Nikon Z Mount Cameras|
|Max aperture||f/2.8 ( goes to F4 when the built-in teleconverter is engaged|
|Min aperture||F22 – F32|
|Focal length||400mm ( 560mm with built-in teleconverter )|
|Lens construction||25 elements in 19 groups|
|Image stabilization||Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)|
|Special elements||2x ED Glass Elements, 2x Fluorite Elements, 1x SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) Glass Elements, 1x Super ED Glass Elements|
|Auto Focus Actuator||Silky Swift VCM|
|Min focus distance||2.5m from the image sensor|
|Weight||104 oz. (2950 g)|
|Price in the US||$13,999|