Nikon’s New NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR Superzoom Lens

The Nikkor Z 28-400mm F4-8 VR is a high-magnification zoom lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from 28mm to 400mm. Users will appreciate the versatility and powerful capabilities of the 14.2× zoom.

The Nikkor Z 28-400mm F4-8 VR is available at a  suggested retail price of $1,299. You can pre-order this lens at B&HPhoto / Adorama/Amazon. See Additional information and Sample photos.

Although it is a super-telephoto zoom lens with a range up to 400mm, it weighs just 725g (1.6 pounds), making it easy to carry when traveling. The lens has a close minimum focus distance of only 0.2m (7.8 in) at the maximum wide-angle position and 1.2m (3.9 ft) at the maximum telephoto position. The maximum reproduction ratio of 0.35x lets users capture close-ups at short distances. When shooting far away, users can fill the frame with their subject and still have a pleasing blurred background. A stepping motor (STM) enables fast and quiet autofocusing, allowing rapid focus on moving subjects. The lens also features a vibration-reduction (VR) function with performance equivalent to 5.0 stops, which helps achieve sharp photos and stable video with ease, even when handheld.

Primary features of the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR

  • Covers a broad range of focal lengths— from 28mm to 400mm, with a 14.2× zoom which is a first among NIKKOR Z lenses.
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.2 m at the maximum wide-angle position and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.35× allow users to get closer to their subjects for dynamic expression.
  • A total length of approx. 5.57 in. (141.5 mm) and a weight of approx. 1.6lbs (725g)– the lightest lens in its class– make this an easy lens to carry and shoot hand-held.
  • Stable VR performance equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed effectively reduces blurring in dimly lit surroundings and with hand-held shooting. When paired with a compatible camera, Synchro VR can be activated to achieve up to 5.5-stop stabilization*4 by combining in-camera VR and lens VR.
  • Stepping motor (STM) enables high-speed AF drive.
  • Support for linear MF drive enables smooth focusing, which is especially useful for video shooting.
  • Comes with a compact, square lens hood that combines superior performance and usability.
  • Designed to be dust- and drip-resistant with thorough sealing on various portions including movable parts of the lens barrel to keep dust and water droplets from entering the lens.*5

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