Long reach - Smart handling - Thrilling image quality
The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S brings a super telephoto zoom range that's ideal for wildlife, sports and action together with premium S-Line optics, breathtaking image quality, effortless autofocus, rock-steady VR and comfortable handling—all in a travel-friendly package that brings so many shots within reach.
Quality you can see - Literally
The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S bears the S-Line designation, reserved for premium NIKKOR Z lenses with the most advanced optics, superior resolution, beautiful bokeh, robust weather sealing and precision design.
Goes the distance
An immensely versatile 100mm–400mm zoom range expands your shooting possibilities to nearly the limits of your eyesight. Frame a distant flock of birds one moment, then zoom in and land a detailed close-up of a single bird. Very few shots are out of reach with the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S.
Dazzling image quality
2 Super ED glass elements and 6 ED glass elements significantly reduce axial chromatic aberration. Nano Crystal Coat and Nikon's advanced ARNEO coat cut through glare and lens flare. Color bleeding and focus breathing are virtually nonexistent
Optical VR keeps you steady
When used with a Z camera that has Synchro VR, like the Z 9, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S's powerful optical VR system works together with the camera's in-body VR for up to 5.5 stops of compensation. On full-frame Z cameras like Z 5, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 7 or Z 7II, it achieves up to 5.5 stops of compensation. And on DX-format cameras like Z 50 or Z fc, it stabilizes with 2-axis optical VR.
Inner Balance Technology keeps you centered
As you zoom in and fully extend the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, weight-dispersing Inner Balance Technology maintains a constant center of gravity (within just 3.8mm). The effect is almost baffling—the lens gets longer, yet there's no perceptible change in its balance. That means easier handheld shooting and no nose dives on gimbals and tripods.
Autofocus is split between two high-speed STM stepping motors moving in sync with each other in near silence. The design enables thrilling close focusing, edge-to-edge sharpness and virtually no color bleeding or focus breathing.
Macro-style close focusing
Traditional super telephotos can overpower close shooting situations. Not the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S. Even when you're right in front of your subject—as close as 2.46 feet away at 100mm or 3.22 feet away at 400mm—you can fill the frame with macro-style details.
Outstanding for video
With ultra-quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing, smooth aperture adjustments, a constant center of gravity and S-Line image quality, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lets you bring super telephoto views with beautifully compressed backgrounds to your videos.
Lightweight and comfortable
When you're shooting all day or carrying more than one lens, every ounce makes a difference. Despite its big zoom power and image quality, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is remarkably lightweight—just over 3 lbs. — with the included quick-release tripod foot.
An innovative design enhancement eliminates lens creep—without torque or tension adjustments. Whether the lens is pointed straight up or straight down, the barrel will stay in the same zoom position.
Quick zoom ring
Cover the entire zoom range—from 100mm to fully extended 400mm—with less than a quarter turn of the smooth zoom ring and no perceptible change in balance. This is comfortable, intuitive handling at its best.
Loves the great outdoors
All moving parts of the lens barrel are carefully weather sealed, and the lens mount has a rubber gasket. Nikon's proprietary Fluorine coat is applied to the front-most element, which repels dust, oil and water droplets and easily wipes clean.
Plays well with teleconverters
The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x Z series teleconverters. Increase your reach to 560mm or 800mm with outstanding resolution, no loss of focus points and very little extra weight or length.
Quick check - Lens info panel
Quickly confirm focal length, focusing distance and aperture when you're shooting from a tripod and can't be behind the camera.
Fine tune - Manual focus ring
Seamlessly override the AF system with smooth, accurate adjustments.
Make it yours - Control ring
Smooth, precise and clickless. Manually adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
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.
Secure - Kensington slot
Kensington security slot to prevent theft in remote shooting situations.
Out of the way - Quick-release tripod foot
Rotate the lens from landscape to portrait. Quick-release the foot for handheld shooting.