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Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens

BH #NIZ10040045 • MFR #20106
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/40
  • Six Super ED and Two ED Glass Elements
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coatings
Offering super-telephoto reach in a portable design, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, from Nikon, is a versatile zoom well-suited for sports and wildlife applications. Covering a broad telephoto range, the lens manages to remain relatively lightweight and compact, making it ideal for travel as well, and it incorporates Inner Balance technology that maintains stability when tracking moving subjects and shooting atop a gimbal head.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Design
  • 3Autofocus and Vibration Reduction
  • 4Handling and Design

Offering super-telephoto reach in a portable design, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, from Nikon, is a versatile zoom well-suited for sports and wildlife applications. Covering a broad telephoto range, the lens manages to remain relatively lightweight and compact, making it ideal for travel as well, and it incorporates Inner Balance technology that maintains stability when tracking moving subjects and shooting atop a gimbal head.

Optical Design

  • Featuring a combination of two Super ED and six ED glass elements, chromatic aberrations and color fringing is effectively eliminated throughout the zoom range for notable clarity and color accuracy.
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats are used to prevent ghosting, reflections, and flare in order to realize improved contrast and clarity when working in strong lighting and backlit conditions. The Nano Crystal Coat controls incidental light from a diagonal direction while the ARNEO Coat controls incidental light from a vertical direction.

Autofocus and Vibration Reduction

  • Multi-focus system incorporates two separate AF drive units, which are synchronized, to deliver especially fast and accurate focusing throughout the zoom range. This system uses stepping motors, which offer impressively smooth and quiet autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications.
  • Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 2.5', along with a maximum magnification of 0.38x, benefits working with close-up subjects.
  • Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by approximately 5.5 stops to better enable handheld shooting in low-light situations.

Handling and Design

  • Short zoom throw rotation of just 80° permits quick changing between the 100mm to the 400mm positions.
  • Updated zoom design prevents lens creep, regardless if the lens is pointing straight up or down, without having to adjust torque or tension settings.
  • Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
  • Integrated OLED lens information panel allows you to quickly confirm aperture setting, focus distance, and depth of field figures right on the lens in both bright and dark situations.
  • Two assignable L.Fn buttons work in conjunction with camera-based Fn buttons to provide seamless points for quickly changing exposure settings and other functions.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel, along with a front fluorine coating, benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
  • Inner Balance technology helps maintain a consistent center of gravity when shifting the zoom position, offering greater stability when tracking moving subjects using a gimbal head.
  • Rotating tripod collar offers mounting stability when shooting atop a monopod or tripod.
  • Compatible with optional Z-Teleconverter TC-1.4x and TC-2x to further extend the reach of this lens.
UPC: 018208201068

Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Specs

Focal Length100 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountNikon Z
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View24° 20' to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance2.5' / 75 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.38x
Optical Design25 Elements in 20 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarFixed and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.9 x 8.7" / 98 x 222 mm
Weight3.2 lb / 1435 g
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Does it have memory (focus point recall) ...

Does it have memory (focus point recall) function?
Asked by: Todd
The lens doesn't have a Memory Recall button. At this point in time the Z cameras do not have a focus point recall function that you can assign to the lens.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-11-01

Is the lens foot arca Swiss compatible?

Is the lens foot arca Swiss compatible?
Asked by: Dennis
No. A arca swiss plate is needed.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-11-07

Does this lens come with a removable rotating ...

Does this lens come with a removable rotating collar? If not, is it possible to fit a third party collar?
Asked by: Ravi
This lens collar is non removable. But the foot can be removed and is identical to the 70-200/2.8 S foot
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-11-10

Where is this lens made?

Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Michael
Country of origin is Japan.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-11-02

Will Nikon Z TCs work with this lens?

Will Nikon Z TCs work with this lens?
Asked by: Richard
It IS compatible with the Nikon Z teleconverters. Not sure why a B&H Staff member would say otherwise. Nikon clearly states on its website: "The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x Z series teleconverters."
Answered by: Max
Date published: 2021-11-06

Does this lens internally focus?

Does this lens internally focus?
Asked by: Timothy
While the lens internally focuses, it does not internally zoom so to me the internal focus is not particularly important.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-11-17

Does anyone know if there is a tripod collar ...

Does anyone know if there is a tripod collar available for this lens? Would like to use in portrait orientation when attached to my gimbal?
Asked by: Harvey
The following unit already comes equipped with a tripod collar.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-11-21

Does this lens come with a lens hood?

Does this lens come with a lens hood?
Asked by: Daniel
When shopping our site you can always see what is included with an item by viewing the overview tab and finding the “In the Box” listing located on the right hand side of our web page. The hood is listed as included with the Nikon Z 100-400mm lens.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-11-04
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