NIKKOR AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs. NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lenses specifications comparison

NIKKOR AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs. NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lenses specifications comparison:

NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
$11,196.95 $13,996.95
Focal length
400mm Without built-in teleconverter: 400 mm With built-in teleconverter: 560 mm
Maximum aperture
f/2.8 Without built-in teleconverter: f/ 2.8 With built-in teleconverter: f/ 4
Minimum aperture
f/22 Without built-in teleconverter: f/ 22 With built-in teleconverter: f/ 32
Lens construction
16elements in, 12groups, (including 2 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coat) 25 elements in 19 groups (including 7 elements in 4 groups in the built-in teleconverter, 2 ED elements, 2 fluorite elements, 1 super-ED element, 1 SR element, elements with meso-amorphous and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view
Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 6° 10′, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 4° FX-format, without built-in teleconverter: 6° 10‘ FX-format, with built-in teleconverter: 4° 30‘ DX-format, without built-in teleconverter: 4° DX-format, with built-in teleconverter: 2° 50‘
Minimum focus distance
2.6m (8.5ft) 2.5 m (8.21 ft)
VR image stabilization
Yes Yes
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded) 9 (rounded)
Nano Crystal Coat Fluorine coat, ARNEO coat, Meso-amorphous
159.5 mm x 358 mm 156 mm x 380 mm
Approx. 3800 g Approx. 2950 g
Internal focusing
Yes Yes
Focus mode
Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
F-mount Z-mount
Focusing system
Internal focusing system
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.17 x
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Aperture range
Without built-in teleconverter: f/2.8 to 22 With built-in teleconverter: f/4 to 32
Focus limit switch
Two positions: FULL (∞ to 2.5 m) and ∞ to 6 m
Supplied accessories
LC-K105 Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HK-42 Lens Hood, LN-3 Strap, CL-L3 Lens Case

The above specifications are based on Nikon’s website. Here is another set based on B&H Photo:

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens pre-order links:

US + Canada Europe
B&H Photo
Paul’s Photo
Service Photo
Camera Canada
Calumet DE
Calumet NL
Foto Koch

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