Description

Description

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S – Mirrorless Camera Lens. Shoot for greatness with the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S from Nikon. Ideal for sports and wildlife and offering impressive reach with impressive speed, this super-telephoto lens is characterized by its bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and sophisticated optical, autofocus, and VR systems. Distinguishing itself among most prime lenses, this 400mm lens features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter to allow for on-the-fly switching to an effective 560mm f/4 lens for greater reach.

A newly designed Meso Amorphous Coat, together with the lens’ ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats, provide outstanding anti-glare performance when working in strong lighting and backlit conditions. Balancing the optical merits of the lens, a multi-focusing system combines Silky Swift VCM autofocus with a powerful STM stepping motor for quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization reduces the appearance of camera shake by approximately 5.5 stops and supports Synchro VR for more refined stabilization when paired with compatible cameras.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm

Built-in 1.4x teleconverter allows you to instantly extend your reach to 560mm simply by flipping the right-hand switch. Since the teleconverter is integrated within the lens housing, it is optically matched to the lens for improved imaging performance and also fully maintains the lens’s weather sealing.
Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture excels in low-light situations and also benefits controlling depth of field using selective focus techniques.
S-Line optical design incorporates ground aspherical and short-wavelength refractive (SR) elements, which control a variety of aberrations in order to produce high sharpness, clarity, and accurate colour rendering.
Newly designed Meso Amorphous Coat controls incidental light from any direction and provides outstanding anti-glare performance. Combined with the lens’ ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats, these coatings prevent ghosting, reflections, and flare in order to realize improved contrast and clarity when working in strong lighting and backlit conditions.
Multi-focusing system combines Silky Swift VCM autofocus with a powerful STM stepping motor for fast and precise autofocus performance. The newly designed guide mechanism and AF actuators provide smooth and accurate AF control throughout the entire focusing range, including at close distances.
Benefitting video use, the Silky Swift VCM is also especially quiet and the multi-focusing system also greatly reduces focus breathing.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization reduces the appearance of camera shake by approximately 5.5 stops to better enable handheld shooting in low-light situations. Synchro VR is also supported when paired with compatible cameras, which combines in-body VR with optical VR for improved results.
Customizable Fn buttons, Fn ring, and Memory Set button work in conjunction with camera-based Fn buttons for quickly changing exposure settings, focus position, and other customizable functions.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Rotating tripod collar offers mounting stability when shooting atop a monopod or tripod.
Dust and moisture resistant design protects the lens from inclement weather conditions.
Compatible with optional Z-Teleconverter TC-1.4x and TC-2x to further extend the reach of this lens.

Shoot for greatness.

A new pinnacle of performance for sports, action and wildlife shooters.

For those who bring us legendary moments from the field, we present the ultimate lens for the job. The reach to put you in the middle of the action, plus a built-in teleconverter to get even closer. The speed, versatility and accuracy of an f/2.8 aperture to ensure you don’t need a second chance. Masterpiece optics that capture intense moments with immense details. All in a balanced, lightweight, brilliantly designed lens made possible by Nikon’s Z mount. Pair it with the Z 9, and you have the most formidable sports, action and wildlife kit in Nikon history.

WARNING: Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other medical device. The magnet or magnets in this product could cause medical devices to malfunction.

  • S-LinePremium Optics
  • 400mmSuper-Telephoto Prime
  • 560mm1.4x Teleconverter Built-In
  • f/2.8Maximum Aperture
  • VRImage Stabilization (5.5 stops)
  • FXFull-Frame Z Cameras

Built-in 1.4x teleconverter.

Without ever taking your eyes off your subject, breaking posture or losing focus position, flip the smooth teleconverter switch and transform the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S to a 560mm f/4 lens. Extra reach is right at your fingertips.

The speed and versatility of f/2.8.

Shoot wide open at 400mm to freeze action with faster shutter speeds, isolate your subject against a compressed background, gather more light indoors or outdoors under lights or just to create truly spectacular bokeh.

The speed and silence of Silky Swift VCM.

Nikon’s new Silky Swift Voice Coil Motor (VCM) uses magnets instead of gears to move the lens focus groups. This design simultaneously delivers higher initial speed, higher accuracy and the smoothest, most silent operation of any Nikon AF drive system. Additionally, vibration within the mechanism has been reduced with an innovative guide bar and minimal space between moving parts, allowing for maximum speed during autofocus.
photo of bicyclists on a track, taken with the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens

Absolute accuracy.

The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S uses a specialized sensor often seen in high-precision robotics, an optical ABS (absolute) encoder, to detect and communicate lens position information with extreme accuracy—key to fast, accurate autofocusing.

Ground-breaking anti-glare performance.

Experience the highest anti-reflection performance and backlight tolerance in NIKKOR® history. Nikon’s innovative Meso Amorphous Coat blocks the utmost limit of incident light from any direction, while ARNEO Coat adds extra protection against vertical incident light. Shoot into direct sunlight with virtually no ghosting or flare.

Powerful optical VR gives you the edge.

Even the smallest vibrations can soften details. Nikon’s powerful in-lens optical VR compensates for vibrations—an effect equivalent to shooting at a shutter speed up to 5.5 stops* faster. When used with the Z 9, Synchro VR combines the in-lens and in-camera VR image stabilization systems for maximum results.

*Based on CIPA Standard; in NORMAL mode; this value is achieved when attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm film size image sensor.

Immense details for intense moments.

Light dispersion is the enemy of sharpness. The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S combats it with six specialized lens elements: Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and one Super ED glass elements, two lightweight Fluorite (FL) elements and a Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) element. Colour fringing, coma and chromatic aberration are all but eliminated.

S-Line optics. Ultimate image quality.

Perhaps no lens embodies Nikon’s pursuit of optical excellence more than the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S. Bearing the S-Line designation, it combines the most superb optics, precision design and robust weather-sealing.

Outstanding for video.

Focus breathing is suppressed to maintain a consistent angle-of-view as focus position moves. Use the click-less control ring to make iris adjustments that create a natural shift in brightness. And all the while, the Silky Swift VCM is operating in near silence to preserve your audio integrity.

Built for hardworking pros.

20% lighter.

Approximately 6.5 pounds and a full 20% lighter than our F-mount 400mm f/2.8 prime lens. And it includes a built-in teleconverter.

Smooth panning.

The center of gravity is at the tripod ring for smoother panning on monopods and tripods and more stable handheld shooting.

Carry-on approved.

Carefully designed to meet airline carry-on size requirements. Keep it safely with you—and out of checked baggage—when flying.
illustration of the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens showing weather sealing

Advanced weather sealing.

Rubber gaskets keep dust, dirt and moisture out of all moving parts, including the lens mount. The barrel is robust magnesium alloy, and an ideal balance of strength and low weight. The front and rear elements have Nikon’s nonstick Fluorine Coat, which repels oil, moisture and smudges and easily wipes clean. This is a lens built for foul weather, dusty sporting events and the road less travelled.

Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed under all conditions.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm

No-look controls.

Every button and switch on the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is carefully placed for comfortable, no-look operation. Activate the 2 Fn buttons, a new Fn ring, the Memory Set button, control ring, focus ring and teleconverter switch without breaking shooting posture or taking your eye off the viewfinder.

Recall stored focus positions.

When you know where the action will occur, like the moment a bird on a perch spreads it’s wings, you can save a focus position with the Memory Set button. As your subject approaches the decisive moment, instantly snap back to the saved position by rotating the Fn ring—a comfortable, no-look action to ensure you land the shot.

Brilliant. By design.

Recall it. Fn ring. Twist to recall your saved focus position. Release to return to normal operation.
Reorient. Tripod collar. Smoothly rotate from vertical to horizontal shooting.
Set boundaries. Focus limit. Activate to ignore foreground elements closer than 6 meters.
Fine tune. Manual focus ring. Seamlessly override the AF system with smooth, accurate adjustments.
Make it yours. Control ring. Smooth, precise and clickless. Manually adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
Shortcut. L-Fn buttons. Subject tracking, AF Lock, image playback and more can be mapped to two L-Fn buttons. For convenient reach, L-Fn2 is available from four separate locations around the lens barrel.
Secure. Kensington slot. Kensington security slot to prevent theft in remote shooting situations.
1.4x more. Teleconverter on. Easy to reach when the moment strikes. Smooth, precise feel.
Convenient. Drop-in filters. Holds 46mm drop-in filters.
Save it. Memory set. Press and hold to save your current focus position to the Fn ring.
Carry on. Strap locks. Strong strap eyelets for secure carrying.Photo of NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

Technology

  • Silky Swift VCM

    Silky Swift VCM

    The Silky Swift VCM is utilized for NIKKOR Z lenses as an AF drive motor. This system simultaneously achieves higher speed, higher accuracy and quieter operation. Each of these factors far surpasses conventional systems, and as for the “quietness” specifically, drive sound is intensively suppressed to an almost-silent level. Even heavy lenses can be controlled accurately at high speed, with minimal noise or vibration, enabling users to reliably capture sharply focused images. Extremely quiet AF operation is specifically advantageous for shooting in places where silence is required and for video recording. WARNING: Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other medical device. The magnet or magnets in this product could cause medical devices to malfunction.
  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
  • Super ED Glass

    Super ED Glass

    Nikon has also developed Super ED glass featuring even lower dispersion properties and extremely high performance in reducing the secondary spectrum, to minimize chromatic aberration even further, as well as other lens aberrations.
  • Short-Wavelength Refractive Lens

    Short-Wavelength Refractive Lens

    SR is a high- and specialized-dispersion glass lens that refracts light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light, the lens is able to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation so that the colours in your images are more accurately reproduced. It also allows for more flexible optical designs, which allows for compact, lighter lenses to be designed.
  • Fluorite Lens Element

    Fluorite Lens Element

    Fluorite (FL), a lightweight mono-crystal optical material, has excellent optical properties while reducing overall lens weight to improve balance and handling, especially useful in longer focal length lenses.
  • Vibration Reduction

    Vibration Reduction

    A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
  • Meso Amorphous Coat

    Meso Amorphous Coat

    Meso Amorphous Coat* realizes the highest anti-reflection performance in NIKKOR history. Meso Amorphous Coat provides an effect superior to that of Nano Crystal Coat for diagonal incident light, and an effect equivalent or superior to ARNEO Coat for vertical incident light. With its superb performance, ghost and flare caused by incident light from various directions are noticeably reduced, delivering clear images even under harsh conditions.  *With this coating system, amorphous particles, that are even smaller than nano particles, are utilized to create even more gaps within the coating to form an ultra-fine mesoporous structure, attaining a lower refractive index. In addition, a higher-precision base coat is employed to further enhance the anti-reflection effect.
  • Fluorine Coat

    Fluorine Coat

    Photographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.
  • ARNEO Coat

    ARNEO Coat

    An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.
  • IF Lens

    IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting

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