NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

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A versatile superpower that brings a 100mm–400mm super telephoto zoom range 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.
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  • 5

    Best Zoom Lens

    Posted by Frank Ventre on September 8, 2022

    Recently purchased this Z S-Series lens to battle with my D850 - AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR. By far this is the most balanced, light weight, all-around superior product. It clearly meets my attribute of lower weight and high-performing lens. I now have it paired in my daypack with my other NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S. Great pair for all my landscaping and nature shots. Currently, it is mated to the original Z6. Nikon keep up the Great work and give US the Z8. :) LeMans Photography

  • 5


    Posted by Darryl Keffer on June 28, 2022

    I am amazed at the detail and clarity I get with this lens. Was impressed and than I took a hand held shot at 400mm @ 1/60th. My now favorite lens blew me away.

  • 5

    This lens does not disappoint!

    Posted by Kimberly Ridley on January 30, 2022

    I've been waiting for this lens since I got my Z7II at Christmas 2020. Absolutely phenomenal sharpness in the few pictures I have taken. Also got the 2X converter. What an awesome combination. Not too heavy, yet the quality is undeniable. Nikon has hit this one out of the park. Can't wait to get out and do some wildlife shooting.

  • 5


    Posted by Michael Redmond on January 12, 2022

    So far, this lens has exceeded my expectations. I primarily use it with a 2X teleconverter to shoot birds. While never a fan of teleconverters, the Z system changed that. I cannot believe how sharp the images are when using the teleconverter.

  • 5

    Perfect for my needs.

    Posted by Dennis Maxwell on January 12, 2022

    I purchased a 200-500 several months ago for bird photography. I found that lens to be pretty unwieldy. I longed for the Z 100-400 to be available as a lightweight companion to my Z50 travel camera. The lens is everything I hoped for..

  • 5

    Impressive build quality

    Posted by Allen Riley on January 12, 2022

    I’m really impressed with the build and optical quality of this lens. Used with my Z7 II for mostly nature photography and I am pleased with the purchase so far.

  • 5

    A Great and Welcomed Addition to the Nikon Z Lens Line

    Posted by Richard Angeloni on January 11, 2022

    I have been looking forward to the 100mm-400mm lens since Nikon included it on the Z lens map, as I enjoy shooting wildlife and birds in flight. The Nikkor Z 100mm-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens is a nice addition to the Z mount line, as it provides a good amount of versatility for everyday shooting opportunities. This lens can be used for wildlife and sports, as well as portraits, landscapes and close-up photography. The lens also works with Nikkor Z teleconverters. The lens is about the same length as the Nikkor Z 70mm-200mm f2.8 lens, but is lighter and handles well on both full frame (FX) and DX cameras. Focusing is fast and silent, and the lens provides up to 5.5 stops of vibration reduction. Weight-dispersing Inner Balance Technology maintains a constant center of gravity when zooming, so as you zoom from 100mm to 400mm the lens balance feels the same, making for easier and more consistent handheld shooting. The "throw" of the lens, from 100mm to 400mm, is relatively short, so you can zoom with less than a quarter turn of the lens ring with no noticeable change in balance. Bottom line, I am very pleased with this lens, and can certainly recommend it. The only negative so far, for me, is that Nikon does not include a sturdy lens case with the lens, just the standard Nikon Z soft lens case. This is an expensive lens, and a hard case, that offers more protection, would be welcomed. Highly recommended, especially if you enjoy shooting wildlife, sports, and birds in flight.

  • 5

    Exceptional lens.

    Posted by David William Johnson on January 11, 2022

    A perfect lens. Using it now on a Z 6II. Might get a Z 9 but can't even pre order that. A good range and design. I will also get a 1.4 TC when I can afford it! I own DSLR Nikons with great lens and the FTZ, but I have never used the FTZ.

  • 5

    Even better than the F-mount version!

    Posted by TORI JACKSON on January 11, 2022

    This lens is even better than the F-Mount version. Tack sharp and light-weight. It's my go-to lens for shooting wildlife. I couldn't be happier with this mounted on my Z7 II!