Nikon Super-Tele Primes For Mirrorless
Nikon currently offers three super-tele primes for its Z mirrorless system. The newest is the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S, a good example of the lighter and more affordable options available today that balance performance and portability. The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S weighs just 2.55 pounds—about 60 percent less than the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S at 6.5 pounds. It’s also much shorter at 9.2 inches in length versus 15 inches with the larger ƒ/2.8 lens. The smaller, lighter design will make the lens much easier to shoot with handheld, and it includes built-in Vibration Reduction for up to 5.5 stops of image stabilization, or 6 stops when used with a Nikon Z 9 and that camera’s Synchro VR technology. The lens is priced at $3,249—that’s $10,750 less than the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S.
Nikon also offers the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S. This lens uses a phase fresnel element to reduce size and weight. At 5.25 pounds, it’s about 50 percent lighter than the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR for DSLRs.
|NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S||15 inches||6.5 pounds||$13,999|
|NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S||9.2 inches||2.6 pounds||$3,249|
|NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S||15.2 inches||5.3 pounds||$6,499|