NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

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Professional f/2.8 super-telephoto lens with built-in teleconverter
The most extreme habitats. The biggest sporting events. Fast, tough, and reliable, this full-frame 400 mm super-telephoto lens with built-in teleconverter stops at nothing to get the shot. Every ounce of your experience, every detail of your planning—make it count.


In pursuit of the image

Sports. Wildlife. Nature. Built to capture extraordinary images in challenging situations, this formidable lens is ready for every move. AF performance is phenomenal, and in-lens Vibration Reduction gives you a 5.5-stop advantage. You get the same amazing image quality whether you’re shooting at 400 mm or with the teleconverter activated.


Built-in 1.4x teleconverter

Extend your reach to 560 mm the instant you need it. A flick of a switch on the right side of the lens is all it takes to engage the teleconverter without changing shooting posture—or taking your eye away from the viewfinder.


Powerful image quality

Stills or video, the phenomenal resolving power of this lens enables incredibly sharp images. The f/2.8 maximum aperture opens up options for working creatively with shutter speeds and depth of field, and bokeh is beautifully rounded.


Pitch-perfect clarity

Shooting scenes with multiple direct light sources in the frame? Nikon’s high-performance anti-reflective Meso Amorphous Coat combats ghosting and flare by eliminating incidental light coming from both diagonal and vertical directions.


The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S doesn’t do ‘almost’. Nikon’s Silky Swift VCM autofocus system with optical ABS encoder delivers phenomenally fast focusing with spot-on subject acquisition and tracking. From a hunting cheetah to a footballer’s moves, you get unsurpassed freedom to react instantly to changes in position, orientation, or velocity.


Every inch the professional’s tool

Nikon’s renowned ergonomics give you every advantage out in the field. You can assign functions to the Fn buttons, the focus ring, the silent control ring—and the Fn ring. You can use the memory-set button² to save focus distances.


Tough and balanced

The lens’ centre of gravity is towards the rear for more stable operation and less strain on your posture. Sealing around all moving parts keeps dust and moisture at bay¹, and Nikon’s fluorine coating protects the front element.


Exquisite detail

The optical construction boasts Nikon’s ED, Super ED, and SR glass elements, which counter chromatic aberrations. Colour, clarity, and contrast are superb.


Secure and steady

The removable tripod foot allows optimum balance when the lens is attached to a tripod. A Kensington® Security Slot helps keep your lens safe.


Filter ready

An integrated filter slot makes it easy to drop in filters, giving you even more control over tricky lighting situations.

Technical Specifications

TypeNikon Z mount
Focal lengthWithout built-in teleconverter: 400 mm; With built-in teleconverter: 560 mm
Maximum apertureWithout built-in teleconverter: f/2.8; With built-in teleconverter: f/4
Minimum apertureWithout built-in teleconverter: f/22; With built-in teleconverter: f/32
Lens construction25 elements in 19 groups (including 7 elements in 4 groups in the built-in teleconverter, 2 ED elements, 2 fluorite elements, 1 super-ED element, 1 SR element, elements with meso-amorphous and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of viewFX format: without built-in teleconverter: 6° 10, with built-in teleconverter: 4° 30'; DX format: without built-in teleconverter: 4°, with built-in teleconverter: 2° 50'
Focusing systemInternal focusing system
Included in the box
Optional Accessories
Additional information

¹ The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.
² The memory-set button can be activated following a firmware update.

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/2.8 TC VR S - JMA501DA