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Web Code: 010NIK211  •  Mfr Code: 20111
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Product Highlights
  • Full-Frame Super-Telephoto Lens
  • Built-In 1.4x Teleconverter
  • Fast, Silent Autofocus
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  • Full-Frame Super-Telephoto Lens
  • Built-In 1.4x Teleconverter
  • Fast, Silent Autofocus
  • 5.5 stops of Optical VR
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Groundbreaking 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 centre 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Fine tune. Manual focus ring
  • Seamlessly override the AF system with smooth, accurate adjustments.
  • Set boundaries. Focus limit
  • Activate to ignore foreground elements closer than 6 metres.
  • Make it yours. Control ring
  • Smooth, precise and clickless. Manually adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
  • Recall it. Fn ring
  • Twist to recall your saved focus position. Release to return to normal operation.
  • 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.
  • Reorient. Tripod collar
  • Smoothly rotate from vertical to horizontal shooting.
  • Carry on. Strap locks
  • Strong strap eyelets for secure carrying.
  • Save it. Memory set
  • Press and hold to save your current focus position to the Fn ring.
  • Convenient. Drop-in filters
  • Holds 46mm drop-in filters.
  • 1.4x more. Teleconverter on
  • Easy to reach when the moment strikes. Smooth, precise feel.
  • Secure. Kensington slot
  • Kensington security slot to prevent theft in remote shooting situations.

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Mirrorless Lenses
Focal Length: 400mm
Maximum Aperture: F2.8 without built-in teleconverter, F4 with built-in teleconverter
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: F2.8 without built-in teleconverter, Max: F4 with built-in teleconverter; Min: F22 without built-in teleconverter, Min: F32 with built-in teleconverter
Camera Mount Type: Nikon Z
Camera Format: Full-Frame
Angle of View: Full-Frame: 13.67 to 6.17 degrees without built-in teleconverter, 9.83 to 4.5 degrees with built-in teleconverter; APS-C: 9 to 4 degrees without built-in teleconverter, 6.33 to 2.83 degrees with built-in teleconverter
Minimum Focus Distance: Without built-in teleconverter 2.5 m / 8.2 ft from the image sensor (at 400mm); With built-in teleconverter 2.5 m / 8.2 ft from the image sensor (at 560mm)
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: Without built-in teleconverter 0.17x (at 400mm); With built-in teleconverter 0.23x (at 560mm)
Groups/Elements: 19 Groups / 25 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 9

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Autofocus: Yes


Filter Thread: 46mm
Dimensions (DxL): 156 x 380 mm / 6.2 x 15 in
Weight: 2950 g / 104 oz

Additional Information

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Nikon Canada Warranty

What’s Included:

  • NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens
  • LC-K105 Lens Cap
  • LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-42 Lens Hood
  • LN-3 Lens Strap
  • CL-L3 Lens Case
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