The new telephoto lens by NIKKOR for Z- mount is a 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S mirrorless lens with a new coating and AF motor technology, it is said to be way ahead of the competition.
The lens has a built-in 1.4x teleconverter, that allow a focal range of 560mm.
What is VR on Nikon lens?
Vibration reduction. This is a technology that stabilizes images by reducing blur caused by camera shakes. These in-lens stabilizers help to eliminate blurry photos from your shutter speed being too slow or from your hand shaking.
Nikon has tried to put more of the lens weight rearward to make it easier to point in different directions quickly or hold with one hand, but this also increases hand-held camera-motion blur. Earlier ultrateles were front-heavy with most of their weight in their big, front elements which coincidently help stabilize them in your hands.
You can count on 2 lenses in one – specifically a 400mm f/2.8 and a 560mm f/4. It delivers way above averge performance and superb image quality in both configurations, plus it has all the handling extras you could wish for.
Speaking of teleconverters, the 400mm f/2.8 S can use external teleconverters, too. The full set of possibilities is:
- 400mm f/2.8 (no TC)
- 560mm f/4 (internal TC, or external 1.4x; external not recommended)
- 784mm f/5.6 (internal TC plus external 1.4x; not recommended)
- 800mm f/5.6 (no internal TC plus external 2x)
- 1120mm f/8 (internal TC plus external 2x)
all in all:
- 560mm1.4x Teleconverter Built-In
- VRImage Stabilization (5.5 stops)
- FXFull-Frame Z Cameras
Last update on 2022-12-06 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API