NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S S-Line


  • NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
  • NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S: angle1
  • NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S: angle2
  • NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S: angle3


  • 400 mm and 560 mm supported: a built-in 1.4x teleconverter enables easy switching between the two focal lengths with a simple operation.
  • Two fluorite lens, an SR lens, a Super ED glass and two ED glass elements effectively suppress various aberrations including chromatic aberration, delivering outstandingly sharp rendering from the maximum aperture with or without the built-in teleconverter in use.
  • Large, beautiful, natural bokeh, unique to a 400mm f/2.8 lens, creates a sense of depth in images, making the subject naturally stand out.
  • Outstanding tolerance for backlight thanks to the newly developed Meso Amorphous Coat that boasts the highest anti-reflection performance in NIKKOR history as well as ARNEO Coat.
  • Amazingly powerful, 5.5-stop Vibration Reduction function ensuring stable, blur-free images even when the built-in teleconverter is used.
  • Newly developed Silky Swift VCM (SSVCM), a new AF drive actuator that combines a VCM (voice coil motor) and a new guide mechanism developed by Nikon, which realizes higher-speed, higher-accuracy and quieter AF operation.
  • Body weight at approx. 2950 g/6 lb 8.1 oz achieved with consideration for portability and agility.
  • Highly robust body made of magnesium alloy with superior dust- and drip-resistant* performance as well as fluorine coat for enhanced antifouling performance.
    • *Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.
  • Lens design with intensive consideration given to video recording, including quiet AF, click-less control ring as well as focus-breathing compensation.
  • Newly equipped Fn ring combined with the memory recall function enables immediate access to the pre-registered frequently used focus positions.


Focal length

  • Without built-in teleconverter: 400 mm

  • With built-in teleconverter: 560 mm

Maximum aperture

  • Without built-in teleconverter: f/2.8

  • With built-in teleconverter: f/4

Minimum aperture

  • Without built-in teleconverter: f/22

  • With built-in teleconverter: f/32

Lens construction

25 elements in 19 groups (including 7 elements in 4 groups in the built-in teleconverter, 2 ED glass elements, 1 super-ED glass element, 2 fluorite lens elements, 1 SR lens element, elements with meso-amorphous and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)

Angle of view

  • FX format, without built-in teleconverter: 6°10'

  • FX format, with built-in teleconverter: 4°30'

  • DX format, without built-in teleconverter: 4°

  • DX format, with built-in teleconverter: 2°50'

Minimum focus distance

2.5 m/8.21 ft from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

46 mm


Approximately 156 mm/6.2 in. maximum diameter x 380 mm/15 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 2,950 g/6 lb 8.1 oz

Supplied accessories

LC-K105 Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HK-42 Lens Hood, CL-L3 Lens Case, LN-3 Strap

  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

MTF Chart

• Without built-in teleconverter


• With built-in teleconverter

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

Without built-in teleconverter

  • ED glass elements
  • Super ED glass elements
  • Fluorite lens elements
  • SR lens elements

With built-in teleconverter

  • ED glass elements
  • Super ED glass elements
  • Fluorite lens elements
  • SR lens elements