Nikon Nikkor Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S Lens Officially Announced!

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon Nikkor Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S Lens. It is Nikon’s first pro telephoto lens designed from scratch for mirrorless, offering several enhancements compared to its AF-S equivalent. The most obvious new feature is a built-in teleconverter, which increases the effective focal length of the new lens on-demand to 560mm at the expense of a decrease in maximum aperture to F4.  Other enhancements include a 20% weight reduction relative to the older AF-S, and 5.5EV of vibration reduction. It has a new ‘Silky Swift Voice Coil Motor’ for autofocus and a brand new coating. Nikon claims that the new Meso Amorphous Coat offers the best anti-reflection performance of any such coating in Nikon’s history, and should out-perform competitors when it comes to resistance to flare and ghosting.

Below are the detailed specifications of Nikon Nikkor Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 400 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating 5.5 stop(s)
Lens mount Nikon Z
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Elements 25
Groups 19
Special elements / coatings 2 Fluorite elements, 2 ED glass, 1 Super ED, 1 SR (Short wavelength refractive)
Minimum focus 2.50 m (98.43)
Maximum magnification 0.23×
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Focus notes Voice Coil Motor
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes, INF – 2.5m / INF – 6m
Weight 2950 g (6.50 lb)
Diameter 156 mm (6.14)
Length 380 mm (14.96)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 46 mm
Filter notes Slip-in filter holder at rear of lens
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code HK-42
Tripod collar Yes


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