NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S

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Super-portable. Super-telephoto.

Experience the freedom of an incredibly portable, super-telephoto S-Line lens. Pack lighter and go further. Shoot handheld and nail every shot. With its long reach, brilliant resolution, and comfortable handling, the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S won’t hold you back.

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From wildlife to sports and from fast action to distant portraits, the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S puts so many shots within your reach. Take advantage of the super-telephoto 400 mm focal length and breathtaking S-line image quality—in a lightweight, travel-friendly package.

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Pack light

The incredibly portable build puts the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S firmly in a class of its own. Weighing just 1245 g (approx.) and with a total length of just 234.5 mm, this is a super-telephoto lens you can keep attached to your camera.

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Move freely

The centre of gravity on this super-telephoto lens is closer to the camera body—creating the optimal balance for fluid panning and smooth tracking. You can quickly accelerate during handheld panning and stop your movement instantly.

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400 mm, and then some

The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S is compatible with the Z series lightweight 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Increase your reach to 560 mm or 800 mm with the same outstanding resolution, and very little extra weight or length.

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f/4.5 maximum aperture

Speedy subjects. Beautiful bokeh. The f/4.5 maximum aperture lets you work creatively with shutter speeds and depth of field. Freeze fast action and isolate subjects from busy backgrounds—images stay sharp even when shooting wide open.

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Impressive stability

With Nikon’s powerful in-lens optical VR giving you a 5.5-stop advantage, shooting handheld has never been this steady.¹ If used with the Z 9, Synchro VR combines the in-lens and in-camera VR systems for up to 6.0 stops of compensation.²

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High-performance optics

The optical construction boasts Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat, which counters ghosting and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally. Super ED, ED, and SR glass control chromatic aberration from the centre to the edge.

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Steady video

Quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing, and smooth aperture control make this lens ideal for capturing video footage with beautifully compressed backgrounds.

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Fully customisable

You can assign different functions to the lens’ L-Fn buttons and the silent control ring—and you can use the memory-set button to save focus distance.³

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Light but tough

Weather sealing and a rubber gasket keep dust, dirt, and moisture out of all moving parts. Nikon's fluorine coat makes it easy to wipe the front lens element clean.⁴

Technical Specifications

TypeNikon Z mount
FormatFX
Focal length400 mm
Maximum aperturef/4.5
Minimum aperturef/32
Lens construction19 elements in 13 groups (including 1 ED element, 2 super-ED elements, 1 SR element, elements with a Nano Crystal coat, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of viewFX format: 6° 10', DX format: 4°
Focusing systemInternal focusing system
Additional information

¹ Based on CIPA Standards: in NORMAL mode, 5.5 stops of compensation is achieved when the lens is attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm-film-size image sensor.
² 6.0 stops of compensation is achieved when the lens is used together with the Z 9 and Synchro VR is activated.
³ The memory-set button can be activated following a firmware update.
⁴ This lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.

Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.


Material code
NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S - JMA503DA