Nikon finally introduced its first full-frame mirrorless camera – the Nikon Z, in 2018 and since then has been releasing new camera lenses. The company’s last lens roadmap included a future Nikkor Z 400mm lens. Interestingly, it is a part of Nikon’s S-line, grading for the company’s highest-performing lenses. However, that was all the information present regarding the mysterious telephoto. But, now, new reports offer more details about Nikon Z 400m lens.
Nikkor Z 400mm
The Nikon Z 400mm will reportedly sport a maximum constant aperture of f/4.5. Furthermore, not one of the teaser videos gives an idea about the lens’ size, weight, or price. But, they hint that the f/4.5 will be smaller and lighter than the existing f/2.8.
Furthermore, the 400mm focal length is covered by the Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S. It is a pro-grade telephoto lens with an in-built teleconverter for sports and wildlife users. But, it costs $14,000, which is pretty expensive. Hopefully, the Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 will not carry such a hefty price tag.
Moreover, wildlife photography enthusiasts also have the option to choose the stabilized Nikkor Z 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens. But, many users are likely to choose a prime lens like the 400mm f/4.5 instead of a zoom lens. In addition, the new lens is shorter than the 100-400mm lens when fully extended. Thus, it is also easy to carry around.
Unfortunately, it is unclear when Nikon will launch the Z 400mm lens. However, since many YouTubers are already featuring it in their videos, an official announcement doesn’t seem that far away.