Nikon Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 mirrorless lens additional coverage


Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens review at CameraLabs:


Good points:

  • Very light.
  • Very good resolution and contrast across the full frame.
  • Good image quality with Z TC-1.4x.
  • Effective optical image stabilization.
  • Very good close-up performance.
  • Practically no longitudinal colour aberrations or purple fringing.
  • Only little vignetting and no distortions – through lens-profile.
  • Practically no field-curvature.
  • Very nice Bokeh.
  • Weather sealing, multi function ring, function buttons, focus limiter.

Bad points:

  • Minimum object distance of 2.4m.
  • Focus breathing.
  • Tripod foot is not Arca Swiss compatible.
  • Flimsy lens pouch.


Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens review at Ephotozine:

Pros

  • Excellent sharpness
  • Usefully fast f/4.5 aperture
  • Relatively light
  • Highly Effective VR
  • Easy to use handheld
  • Low vignetting
  • Low distortion
  • Low flare
  • Fast and virtually silent AF
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Programmable control ring
  • Weather sealing
  • L-Fn and L-Fn2 programmable buttons

Cons:

  • Price not insubstantial

Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens unboxing by Service Photo:

Here are some Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens hands-on pictures from Foto Hans Keuzekamp:

Side-by-side lens comparison from Capa Camera:

Update: interview with the lens designers at XItek.

I already got my lens from B&H – here are a few quick sample photos (unedited JPG):

Nikon Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 mirrorless lens

The latest Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 lens YouTube videos (previous video reviews can be found here):

Nikon Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens pre-order links:

Previous Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 posts:

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