NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S


Long Reach. Smart Handling. Thrilling Image Quality.

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S brings a super telephoto zoom range that’s ideal for wildlife, sports and action together with premium S-Line optics, breathtaking image quality, effortless autofocus, rock-steady VR and comfortable handling—all in a travel-friendly package that brings so many shots within reach.

Product Description

Quality you Can See. Literally.

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S bears the S-Line designation, reserved for premium NIKKOR Z lenses with the most advanced optics, superior resolution, beautiful bokeh, robust weather sealing and precision design.


Goes the Distance

An immensely versatile 100mm–400mm zoom range expands your shooting possibilities to nearly the limits of your eyesight. Frame a distant flock of birds one moment, then zoom in and land a detailed close-up of a single bird. Very few shots are out of reach with the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S.


Dazzling Image Quality

2 Super ED glass elements and 6 ED glass elements significantly reduce axial chromatic aberration. Nano Crystal Coat and Nikon’s advanced ARNEO coat cut through glare and lens flare. Color bleeding and focus breathing are virtually nonexistent.


Optical VR Keeps You Steady

When used with a Z camera that has Synchro VR, like the Z 9, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S’s powerful optical VR system works together with the camera’s in-body VR for up to 5.5 stops* of compensation. On full-frame Z cameras like Z 5, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 7 or Z 7II, it achieves up to 5.5 stops* of compensation. And on DX-format cameras like Z 50 or Z fc, it stabilizes with 2-axis optical VR.

*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, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.


Inner Balance Technology Keeps You Centered

As you zoom in and fully extend the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, weight-dispersing Inner Balance Technology maintains a constant center of gravity (within just 3.8mm). The effect is almost baffling—the lens gets longer, yet there’s no perceptible change in its balance. That means easier handheld shooting and no nose dives on gimbals and tripods.


Effortless Autofocus

Autofocus is split between two high-speed STM stepping motors moving in sync with each other in near silence. The design enables thrilling close focusing, edge-to-edge sharpness and virtually no color bleeding or focus breathing.


Macro-Style Close Focusing

Traditional super telephotos can overpower close shooting situations. Not the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S. Even when you’re right in front of your subject—as close as 2.46 feet away at 100mm or 3.22 feet away at 400mm—you can fill the frame with macro-style details.


Outstanding for Video

With ultra-quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing, smooth aperture adjustments, a constant center of gravity and S-Line image quality, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lets you bring super telephoto views with beautifully compressed backgrounds to your videos.

product photo of the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens on a camera


Lightweight and Comfortable

When you’re shooting all day or carrying more than one lens, every ounce makes a difference. Despite its big zoom power and image quality, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is remarkably lightweight—just over 3 lbs.—with the included quick-release tripod foot.


Won’t Creep

An innovative design enhancement eliminates lens creep—without torque or tension adjustments. Whether the lens is pointed straight up or straight down, the barrel will stay in the same zoom position.


Quick Zoom Ring

Cover the entire zoom range—from 100mm to fully extended 400mm—with less than a quarter turn of the smooth zoom ring and no perceptible change in balance. This is comfortable, intuitive handling at its best.


Loves the Great Outdoors

All moving parts of the lens barrel are carefully weather sealed, and the lens mount has a rubber gasket. Nikon’s proprietary Fluorine coat is applied to the front-most element, which repels dust, oil and water droplets and easily wipes clean.

photo of a Z camera, teleconverter and NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens


Plays Well with Teleconverters

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x Z series teleconverters. Increase your reach to 560mm or 800mm with outstanding resolution, no loss of focus points and very little extra weight or length.

Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount

Focal Length Range: 100 – 400mm

Zoom Ratio: 4x

Maximum Aperture: f/ 4.5-5.6

Minimum Aperture: f/ 32-40

Format: FX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 16° – 4°

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 24°20′ – 6°10′

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.38x

Lens Elements: 25

Lens Groups: 20

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes; Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

ARNEO Coat: Yes

Nano Crystal Coat: Yes

ED Glass Elements: 6

Super ED Glass Elements: 2

Fluorine Coat: Yes

Autofocus: Yes

AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)

Internal Focusing: Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 100mm zoom position: 2.46 ft (0.75m); 135mm zoom position: 2.56 ft (0.78m); 200mm zoom position: 2.63 ft (0.8m); 300mm zoom position: 2.86 ft (0.87m); 400mm zoom position: 3.22 ft (0.98m)

Focus Mode: Auto/Manual

Filter Size: 77mm (P = 0.75 mm)

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3.9 in. (98 mm) x 8.8 in. (222 mm); Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange; Based on CIPA guidelines

Approx. Weight: 50.6 oz. (1435 g); Based on CIPA guidelines; 50.6 ounces with tripod collar and 47.8 ounces without tripod collar; 1435 grams with tripod collar and 1355 grams without tripod collar

Lens Type: Zoom