In October 2021, Nikon announced the development of the Nikkor Z 400mm f / 2.8 TC VR S lens, and it looks like the long-awaited optics could officially launch in late January with delivery starting early next month.
The Nikkor Z 400mm f / 2.8 TC VR S, which appears to be one of the best Nikon Z lenses for sport and animal shooters, could start shipping in late February or sometime in March, according to Nikon rumors.
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Once launched, it will become the longest native super telephoto lens available for use with Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless system. The fun doesn’t end there, however, as the optics also have a built-in 1.4x teleconverter – when engaged, that will make this lens a formidable 560mm f / 4. A new lens coating also promises the highest anti-reflective performance in Nikkor’s history.
This new lens has also been designed to provide the best operability which is perfect for video recording, whatever that means. However, it goes without saying that this is a professional lens designed for use in a sports and wildlife-friendly environment paired with more high-end Z cameras, like the Nikon Z9.
What is certain, this new 400mm will play a central role in the design of the new 600mm, 800mm, 200-600mm and more compact 400mm optics that will complete the Nikkor Z lens range by the end of 2023 ( according to the current plans of the Big N).
Of course, if you can’t wait that long for that new lens and its siblings, then your best option is to use the Nikon FTZ or FTZ II adapter and beg, buy, or borrow a super F-mount telephoto lens to pair with your Nikon mirrorless camera.
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