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Nikon Unveils New Z-mount 400mm f/4.5 Lens

Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5

Nikon has announced a new super-light telephoto prime lens, adding to its growing Z-mount line. Compatible with mirrorless Z-mount cameras, this lens offers superior sharpness and clarity in a compact size.

Following the recent release of the Z-mount 400mm f/2.8 and the S-line full-frame 800mm f/6.3 lens, Nikon is adding yet another new lens to their armoury.

Weighing in at 1,160g, the new Z-mount 400mm f/4.5 is the lightest weight in its class, allowing photographers to shoot handheld with ease, all whilst providing superior agility to users.

With a shifted centre of gravity closer to the camera, the lens offers excellent balance and stability during handheld shooting periods.

The lens is equipped with an optical vibration reduction (VR) function which has an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 5.5 stops faster – the highest among Nikon’s Z lenses. When paired with the Nikon Z 9, optical VR can be combined with the in-camera VR for even more powerful camera shake compensation.

The focal length can be extended to 560mm with the Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x and 800mm with the Z Teleconverter TC-2.0x whilst maintaining “outstanding resolution” according to Nikon.

Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5

The lens is constructed of 19 elements in 13 groups, including one Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element, two Super ED elements, and one Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) lens element.

The adoption of an SR element controls short-wavelength light that is difficult to compensate for, achieving “highly precise chromatic aberration compensation.”

The Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 will be available from July 2022 at an RRP of £3,299.00/$3,246.95.

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