400mm is a tremendously popular focal length for things like wildlife and landscape photography, and you can spend anywhere from under $1,000 to well over $10,000 for such a lens, depending on the image quality and your needs. In the middle of that range is the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S, and this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens. Despite being the smallest and lightest 400mm the company has ever created, the 400mm f/4.5 still comes with a range of impressive features, including:
- Specialized elements for lighter and more compact design (9.2 inches long, 2.7 lbs)
- One ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element, two Super ED elements, and one SR (short-wavelength refractive) element for reduced chromatic aberrations and coma
- High-dispersion design for more accurate color rendering
- Nano Crystal Coat for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
- Multiple stepping motors for quick and quiet autofocus suitable for both photos and videos
- Full-time manual focus override
- Vibration Reduction offering up to 5.5 stops of compensation
- Removable tripod foot
- Customizable control ring
- Weather-sealed design
Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.