Sharpness is superb throughout the frame. Nikon’s ED and Super ED glass control chromatic aberration from the centre to the edge of the image—even when shooting at the widest aperture or at close distances. Powerful VR performance equivalent to 5.5 stops lets you shoot handheld at slower shutter speeds without sacrificing sharpness. Minimum focus is just 0.75 m at the wide-angle end of the zoom range, and 0.98 m at full extension.
Out of the shadows
Anti-reflective ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings virtually eliminate flare, ghosting, and coma by suppressing incidental light coming from any direction. Clarity is exceptional throughout the frame, even in backlit situations. Go the distance with a lens that’s designed for the great outdoors. Full weather sealing keeps out dust and moisture, especially around the lens mount and all moving parts.¹ The front element has Nikon's protective non-stick fluorine coat, which repels dust and moisture and easily wipes clean.
This lens maintains its centre of gravity when you zoom, letting you maintain precise framing from wide-angle to telephoto. Ideal when shooting video using a gimbal. Focus breathing is all but eliminated, so you can adjust focus without affecting the shot’s angle of view. Aperture control is super-smooth and stable, delivering natural exposure changes throughout the scene.
Keep your kit bag manageable, whether it’s a hike to the hide or a walk to the pitch. Despite its versatile 100-400mm focal length range, this lens weighs in at approx. 1.35 kg. From extremely close to incredibly far—lock on. AF performance is fast, accurate, and exceptionally quiet. Birds to planes, tracking is rock-steady when used in conjunction with Nikon Z mirrorless cameras that incorporate Animal or Vehicle AF modes. The lens’ outstanding resolution is maintained even when using a teleconverter.
An extremely small zoom-ring rotation angle of just 80° lets you zoom all the way from wide-angle to maximum telephoto without changing your grip. Never miss a shot. The zoom and focus rings adjust with just the right amount of torque. The slim, silent control ring is perfectly placed for smooth operation with your finger—and can be used for aperture control, exposure compensation, or ISO.