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

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

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

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The Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S brings together superior optical performance and operability, in a package that is lighter than the typical lens in this category. Capture a range of subjects, from high-speed motor races and distant birds in flight to close-up shots of stunning flora and fauna with the longest focal length available in the current NIKKOR Z lens line-up at 100mm to 400mm.

Covering a broad telephoto range, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm VR S Lens manages to remain relatively lightweight and compact, making it ideal for travel as well, and it incorporates Inner Balance technology that maintains stability when tracking moving subjects and shooting atop a gimbal head.

Preserve unpredictable and fleeting movements with increased accuracy on birds, cars, trains and aeroplanes when paired with the Z 9’s “Animal” (birds included) and “Vehicle” AF subject detection options.

Note: Product is shown in use for illustration only, additional equipment is not included.

Unrivalled Nikon Optics

Engineer the extraordinary with this optical masterpiece. Realise sharp and clear images from edge-to-edge with Extra-low Dispersion (ED and Super ED) lens elements that suppress chromatic aberrations with minimal colour bleed. Utilising Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat further reduces ghost and flare effects, even in the presence of a strong light source, such as stadium lights.

Capture not only distant subjects, but also close-up ones, such as flowers or insects easily with a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.38x, and with the shortest minimum focus distance in its class, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is able to acquire focus with a minimum distance of 0.75m at the widest focal length.

Focus, frame, and shoot even at a lower shutter speed with Vibration Reduction (VR) performance that compensates up to 5.5-stop. Take things to the next level with VR sport mode that enables you to capture erratically moving subjects – great for capturing scenes such as football players on a pitch. Further minimise blur and expand imaging possibilities when used together with the powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilisation on a Z series FX-format camera.

Exceptional Handling

Experience great balance and handling with this lens. Eliminate the need to constantly shift the position of your hands on the lens barrel with the newly developed Inner Balance Technology that maintains a constant centre of gravity when zooming in and out, for minimal interruptions. The lens barrel also prevents accidental retraction, otherwise known as lens creeping, with no torque adjusting ring.

To enable quicker zooming, the lens has the smallest rotation angle of 80˚ in its class – making it great for capturing fast-moving objects at sporting events or wildlife situations. Perfect for those working in the field, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is the lightest in its class with the lens weighing approximately 1,355g.

Built to withstand unpredictable weather conditions, a sealant and rubber gasket on the lens mount prevents external contaminants from entering the lens. A fluorine coat on the lens’ surface prevents any debris from sticking onto the glass and makes it easier to clean for better usability and greater longevity all-round.


Built with consideration for videos, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is designed to deliver a great video recording experience. Enjoy fewer audio distractions with the adoption of a stepping motor (STM) and a click-less control ring, which reduces stray sounds during video recording. Capture natural-looking videos with a design that minimises focus breathing as the angle of view does not change when focus pulling, and achieve better control of focus and brightness with a smooth operation control ring.

Next-gen Design

Designed to up your game. An information panel at the top of the lens delivers vital details at a glance, such as aperture, shooting distance, and depth of field without the hassle of looking through the camera's viewfinder or monitor. Assign frequently used functions to L-Fn and L-Fn2 customisable buttons at your preference for a more efficient shooting experience.

  • MPN - JMA716DA
  • GTIN - 4960759906557
Focal Length100 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountNikon Z
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View24° 20' to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance2.5' / 75 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.38x
Optical Design25 Elements in 20 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarFixed and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.9 x 8.7" / 98 x 222 mm
Weight3.2 lb / 1435 g
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/40
  • Six Super ED and Two ED Glass Elements
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coatings
  • Multi-Focus Stepping Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • Inner Balance Technology
  • Information OLED Panel and L.Fn Button
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating