A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Lens

400mm is a tremendously popular focal length for things like wildlife and landscape photography, and you can spend anywhere from under $1,000 to well over $10,000 for such a lens, depending on the image quality and your needs. In the middle of that range is the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S, and this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens. Despite being the smallest and lightest 400mm the company has ever created, the 400mm f/4.5 still comes with a range of impressive features, including:

  • Specialized elements for lighter and more compact design (9.2 inches long, 2.7 lbs)
  • One ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element, two Super ED elements, and one SR (short-wavelength refractive) element for reduced chromatic aberrations and coma
  • High-dispersion design for more accurate color rendering
  • Nano Crystal Coat for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Multiple stepping motors for quick and quiet autofocus suitable for both photos and videos
  • Full-time manual focus override
  • Vibration Reduction offering up to 5.5 stops of compensation
  • Removable tripod foot
  • Customizable control ring
  • Weather-sealed design

Check out the video above for Frost’s full thoughts on the lens.

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