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Nikon Z FX Nikkor 400mm f / 2.8 TC VR S Lens (NIKON-20111)
Model #: NIKON-20111|Manufacturer#: 20111|UPC #: 018208265329

For those who bring us legendary moments from the field, we present the ultimate lens for the job. The reach to put you in the middle of the action, plus a built-in teleconverter to get even closer.

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Shoot for greatness.

Nikkor 400mm Hero

A new pinnacle of performance for sports, action and wildlife shooters.

For those who bring us legendary moments from the field, we present the ultimate lens for the job. The reach to put you in the middle of the action, plus a built-in teleconverter to get even closer. The speed, versatility and accuracy of an f/2.8 aperture to ensure you don't need a second chance. Masterpiece optics that capture intense moments with immense details. All in a balanced, lightweight, brilliantly designed lens made possible by Nikon's Z mount. Pair it with the Z 9, and you have the most formidable sports, action and wildlife kit in Nikon history.

WARNING: Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other medical device. The magnet or magnets in this product could cause medical devices to malfunction.

S-Line

Premium Optics

400mm

Super-Telephoto Prime

560mm

1.4x Teleconverter Built-In

f/2.8

Maximum Aperture

VR

Image Stabilization (5.5 stops)

FX

Full-Frame Z Cameras

Nikkor 400mm Testimonial

“The versatility of this lens hasbeen unreal...”

–Kristi Odom, Nikon Ambassador

Nikkor 400mm teleconverter

Built-in 1.4x teleconverter.

Without ever taking your eyes off your subject, breaking posture or losing focus position, flip the smooth teleconverter switch and transform the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S to a 560mm f/4 lens. Extra reach is right at your fingertips.

The speed and versatility of f/2.8.

Nikkor 400mm

Shoot wide open at 400mm to freeze action with faster shutter speeds, isolate your subject against a compressed background, gather more light indoors or outdoors under lights or just to create truly spectacular bokeh.

The speed and silence of Silky Swift VCM.

Nikon’s new Silky Swift Voice Coil Motor (VCM) uses magnets instead of gears to move the lens focus groups. This design simultaneously delivers higher initial speed, higher accuracy and the smoothest, most silent operation of any Nikon AF drive system. Additionally, vibration within the mechanism has been reduced with an innovative guide bar and minimal space between moving parts, allowing for maximum speed during autofocus.

Nikkor 400mm ABS encoder

Absolute accuracy.

The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S uses a specialized sensor often seen in high-precision robotics, an optical ABS (absolute) encoder, to detect and communicate lens position information with extreme accuracy—key to fast, accurate autofocusing.

Nikkor 400mm anti-glare

Groundbreaking anti-glare performance.

Experience the highest anti-reflection performance and backlight tolerance in NIKKOR® history. Nikon's innovative Meso Amorphous Coat minimizes reflection and ghosting to the utmost limit from incident light in any direction, while ARNEO Coat adds extra protection against vertical incident light reflection. Deliver clear images even under harsh conditions.

Powerful optical VR gives you the edge.

Nikkor 400mm optical VR

Even the smallest vibrations can soften details. Nikon's powerful in-lens optical VR compensates for vibrations—an effect equivalent to shooting at a shutter speed up to 5.5 stops* faster. When used with the Z 9, Synchro VR combines the in-lens and in-camera VR image stabilization systems for maximum results.

*Based on CIPA Standard; in NORMAL mode; this value is achieved when attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm film size image sensor.

Immense details for intense moments.

Light dispersion is the enemy of sharpness. The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S combats it with six specialized lens elements: Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and one Super ED glass elements, two lightweight Fluorite (FL) elements and a Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) element. Colour fringing, coma and chromatic aberration are all but eliminated.

Nikkor 400mm S line optics

S-Line optics. Ultimate image quality.

Perhaps no lens embodies Nikon's pursuit of optical excellence more than the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S. Bearing the S-Line designation, it combines the most superb optics, precision design and robust weather-sealing.

Outstanding for video.

Focus breathing is suppressed to maintain a consistent angle-of-view as focus position moves. Use the click-less control ring to make iris adjustments that create a natural shift in brightness. And all the while, the Silky Swift VCM is operating in near silence to preserve your audio integrity.

Built for hardworking pros.

Nikkor 400mm 20% lighter

20% lighter.

Approximately 6.5 pounds and a full 20% lighter than our F-mount 400mm f/2.8 prime lens. And it includes a built-in teleconverter.

Nikkor 400mm smooth panning

Smooth panning.

The center of gravity is at the tripod ring for smoother panning on monopods and tripods and more stable handheld shooting.

Nikkor 400mm check in ready

Carry-on approved.

Carefully designed to meet airline carry-on size requirements. Keep it safely with you—and out of checked baggage—when flying.

Nikkor 400mm weather sealed

Advanced weather sealing.

Rubber gaskets keep dust, dirt and moisture out of all moving parts, including the lens mount. The barrel is robust magnesium alloy, and an ideal balance of strength and low weight. The front element has Nikon’s nonstick Fluorine Coat, which repels oil, moisture and smudges and easily wipes clean. This is a lens built for foul weather, dusty sporting events and the road less traveled.

Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed under all conditions.

Nikkor 400mm no look controls

No-look controls.

Every button and switch on the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is carefully placed for comfortable, no-look operation. Activate the 2 Fn buttons, a new Fn ring, the Memory Set button, control ring, focus ring and teleconverter switch without breaking shooting posture or taking your eye off the viewfinder.

Nikkor 400mm memory controls

Recall stored focus positions.

When you know where the action will occur, like the moment a bird on a perch spreads it's wings, you can save a focus position with the Memory Set button. As your subject approaches the decisive moment, instantly snap back to the saved position by rotating the Fn ring—a comfortable, no-look action to ensure you land the shot.

Technology

Nikkor 400mm VCM

Silky Swift VCM

The Silky Swift VCM is utilized for NIKKOR Z lenses as an AF drive motor. This system simultaneously achieves higher speed, higher accuracy and quieter operation. Each of these factors far surpasses conventional systems, and as for the “quietness” specifically, drive sound is intensively suppressed to an almost-silent level. Even heavy lenses can be controlled accurately at high speed, with minimal noise or vibration, enabling users to reliably capture sharply focused images. Extremely quiet AF operation is specifically advantageous for shooting in places where silence is required and for video recording. WARNING: Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other medical device. The magnet or magnets in this product could cause medical devices to malfunction.

Nikkor 400mm ED

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

Nikkor 400mm Super ED

Super ED Glass

Nikon has also developed Super ED glass featuring even lower dispersion properties and extremely high performance in reducing the secondary spectrum, to minimize chromatic aberration even further, as well as other lens aberrations.

Nikkor 400mm

Short-Wavelength Refractive Lens

SR is a high- and specialized-dispersion glass lens that refracts light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light, the lens is able to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation so that the colours in your images are more accurately reproduced. It also allows for more flexible optical designs, which allows for compact, lighter lenses to be designed.

Nikkor 400mm

Fluorite Lens Element

Fluorite (FL), a lightweight mono-crystal optical material, has excellent optical properties while reducing overall lens weight to improve balance and handling, especially useful in longer focal length lenses.

Nikkor 400mm

Vibration Reduction

A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

Nikkor 400mm

Meso Amorphous Coat

Meso Amorphous Coat* realizes the highest anti-reflection performance in NIKKOR history. Meso Amorphous Coat provides an effect superior to that of Nano Crystal Coat for diagonal incident light, and an effect equivalent or superior to ARNEO Coat for vertical incident light. With its superb performance, ghost and flare caused by incident light from various directions are noticeably reduced, delivering clear images even under harsh conditions.  *With this coating system, amorphous particles, that are even smaller than nano particles, are utilized to create even more gaps within the coating to form an ultra-fine mesoporous structure, attaining a lower refractive index. In addition, a higher-precision base coat is employed to further enhance the anti-reflection effect.

Nikkor 400mm

Fluorine Coat

Photographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.

Nikkor 400mm

ARNEO Coat

An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.

Nikkor 400mm

IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

Nikkor 400mm

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.


Lens Mount (Camera Lens)Nikon Z Mount
Lens Construction (Camera Lens)25 Elements in 19 Groups
Focal Length and Maximum Aperture (Camera Lens)400mm, f/2.8
Filter Diameter (Camera Lens)46mm
Diameter and Length (Camera Lens)156mm x 380mm
Diagonal Angle of View (Camera Lens)FX-format: 13°40'-6°10' w/out built-in teleconverter, 9°50'-4°30' w/ built-in teleconverter//DX-format: 9°-4° w/out built-in teleconverter, 6°20'-2°50' with built-in teleconverter
# of Aperture Blades (Camera Lens)9
Min. Focusing Distance (Camera Lens)**22 w/out built-in teleconverter/ 32 w/built-in teleconverter
Max. Reproduction Ratio (Camera Lens)0.17x w/out built-in teleconverter/ 0.23x w/built-in teleconverter
Focus Adjustment (Camera Lens)Auto Manual, Manual/Auto
Lens Hood (Camera Lens)Yes
NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens
• LC-K105 Lens Cap
• LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
• HK-42 Lens Hood
• LN-3 Lens Strap
• CL-L3 Lens Case
  • Product Labour Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Product Parts Warranty: 1 Year Limited

Product

Width:1.81 inches
Height:14.96 inches
Depth:6.14 inches
Weight:6.50 pounds