Nikon revealed the Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens’ development in October 2021, and it appears like the much-anticipated optic might be formally unveiled towards the end of January, with shipment beginning as early as next month.
According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S, which appears to be one of the greatest Nikon Z lenses for sports and wildlife photographers, might start delivering towards the end of February or early March.
When it is released, it will be the world’s longest native super-telephoto lens for Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless system. The fun doesn’t end there, as the lens also has a built-in 1.4x teleconverter, which, when activated, turns this lens into a fearsome 560mm f/4. In addition, a new lens coating offers Nikkor’s best anti-reflection performance yet.
This new lens was also created with the highest operability in mind, making it excellent for video recording, whatever that entails. However, it should go without saying that this is a professional lens meant to be utilized in a sports and wildlife context with the highest-end Z cameras, such as the Nikon Z9.
What’s clear is that this new 400mm will play a key part in the development of the new 600mm, 800mm, 200-600mm, and more compact 400mm Nikkor Z lenses, which are expected to be released by the end of 2023 (according to Nikon’s present plans).
If you can’t wait that long, your best bet is to utilize the Nikon FTZ or FTZ II adapter and beg, buy, or borrow a super-telephoto F-mount lens to match with your mirrorless Nikon camera.