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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
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24° 20' to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance2.5' / 75 cm
Maximum 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
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 7 x 6.3"

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

It's a NIKON

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-20

It's a Nikon, the quality you expect

Solid & Well built- look forward to actually using it.

By Ellen M
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

Ordered this for the new Nikon Z9 camera. Received this and the TC 2.0 - but still do not have the camera - so cannot evaluate the quality of the shots. However the lens and the TC 2.0 are both very solid and well built looking and connect with a tight fit. Reviews of this lens combination have been fantastic and are the reason & purchased this combo. Hopefully I will get to use them with the camera sometime in the very near future!

Another great Z lens!

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

This lens is turning out to be an extremely versatile addition to my kit. It is quite sharp, and has better corner sharpness than the Sony 100-400 that I own. Also, out-of-focus regions are relatively smooth, although not to the level of a fixed focal length super-tele. Handling and balance are excellent. A stop faster would be helpful but then it would be much bigger and heavier and more expensive. Vibration reduction is excellent - I was able to make some moon photos at 1/60 second and 400mm that were sharp to the limit of atmospheric turbulence. All in all, this will be a great travel lens when I get to do more travel again!

100-400 Z

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

This lens is great for wildlife and landscape photography. I will add this to the Holy trinity of Lens. The 14-24, 24-70 and the 70-200 S lens. Can't wait for the Z9 to use it on.

Tack sharp and quick focus

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-15

Amazingly sharp across the frame and focuses instantly

Worth every penny!

By Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

I received one of the first production NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lenses and took it for a test drive on Christmas Eve 2021using my Nikon Z6. The lens is awesome! I shot Dragonflies, birds in flight, high crop value images, and the Pileated Woodpecker in a very lowlight situation. All shots are handheld. If you own a Mirrorless Nikon Z of any type buy this lens! I did.

Great Nikon Z Lens

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

This lens is sharp and it's weight and balance make it is easy to handhold.

Great Optics

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

Very sharp lens through entire zoom lens. Snappy focus w/ Nikon Z7. definite improvement over 80-400mm G lens.

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Date published: 2022-01-12

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Asked by: Ravi
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