NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

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Andrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesAndrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

I focused on the nearest upright petals where the folds are clearly visible to get a beautiful soft bokeh and showcased the flower’s natural beauty and vibrant colours with a 3D feel.

Camera Settings
Camera NIKON Z 9
Focal Length 400mm
Lens NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
ISO 200
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/320s

NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

The focal range of the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 S allows me to photograph a multitude of genres, from travel to portraiture, action, and wildlife. The close focusing distance capability is the clincher as it provides the flexibility to get close to my subjects and capture beautiful out-of-focus background for better subject separation. The ability to expand on the focal range is a huge plus. When paired with accessories like the Z teleconverters, and the Z 9’s high resolution and DX mode capability, it allows me to increase the range even further and photograph the multitude of genres I’m keen on without needing to change lenses.

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Andrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesAndrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

For this shot, I wanted to focus on these rock-like textures, especially the area surrounding the eye, that brilliantly camouflage the gharial.

Camera Settings
Camera NIKON Z 9
Focal Length 400mm
Lens NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
ISO 500
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/320s
Andrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesAndrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

Nature never fails to amaze me with its beautiful vibrant colours, shapes, and textures, just like the details I’ve captured of this Malay lacewing.

Camera Settings
Camera NIKON Z 9
Focal Length 640mm (with teleconverter)
Lens NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
ISO 6400
Aperture f/11
Shutter Speed 1/250s

About the Photographer

Andrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesAndrew JK Tan - Photographer - MyNIKKOR | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

Andrew JK Tan

I like to present the beauty and uniqueness of my subjects, ranging from daily scenes to exotic wildlife. While my favourite photography genres are action and wildlife, I also pursue others just as much to minimise burnout or boredom. This also allows me to grow in terms of knowledge and photography capability, which makes it easier to mix and match techniques, and provides a potential for me to produce new and unique images.

Find Your Z

  • NIKKOR Z
    40mm f/2 (SE)
    Everyday inspiration.
    A light and compact lens with an iconic silhouette for diverse everyday snapshots.
  • NIKKOR Z
    600mm f/4 TC VR S
    Effortless range and performance.
    Be amazed by the performance of a super-telephoto lens that is equipped with advanced technologies and a 1.4x built-in teleconverter.
  • NIKKOR Z
    17-28mm f/2.8
    Wide Versatility.
    Expand your artistic possibilities with the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8, an ultra-wide angle lens that captures dynamic shots.
  • NIKKOR Z
    400mm f/4.5 VR S
    Handheld Mobility.
    A compact and lightweight super-telephoto lens, with superb S-Line optical performance for both stills and videos. Highly mobile, it is ready to photograph any action from a distance.
  • NIKKOR Z
    800mm f/6.3 VR S
    LOOK BEYOND THE ORDINARY.
    A super-telephoto prime lens with the longest focal length in the NIKKOR Z line-up.
  • NIKKOR Z
    400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
    PERFECTION THROUGH INNOVATION.
    Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, experience the exceptional power and performance of the first NIKKOR Z super-telephoto prime lens.
  • NIKKOR Z
    28-75mm f/2.8
    TURN EVERYDAY SCENES INTO MOMENTS.
    An all-purpose lens that covers a wide range of photography scenarios. Whether shooting stills or video, turn everyday moments into memories with this versatile lens.
  • NIKKOR Z
    28mm f/2.8
    Broaden your perspective.
    Go lighter and shoot wider with the smallest and lightest NIKKOR Z prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
  • NIKKOR Z
    100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
    Seize the moment near or far.
    Extend your range of expression with the first super-telephoto lens in the NIKKOR Z S-Line.
  • NIKKOR Z
    24-120mm f/4 S
    Your travel companion.
    Make ordinary scenes extraordinary from wide angle to telephoto, all with one versatile lens.
  • NIKKOR Z
    DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
    All-in-one performance.
    A lens that can explore it all with you. From wide angle landscapes to telephoto close-ups, capture these moments with a single lightweight DX-format lens.
  • NIKKOR Z
    40mm f/2
    So small. So versatile.
    An ultra-compact prime lens you can rely on with any Z camera in just about any situation.
  • NIKKOR Z
    DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3
    VR - Silver
    Short and sweet
    The smallest, lightest NIKKOR Z lens, now with a special edition finish. Great for street photography, candid portraits, landscapes and more.
  • NIKKOR Z
    28mm f/2.8 (SE)
    Snapshot master
    Classic 28mm prime street lens with an iconic design. Great for all-purpose videos, snapshots, portraits—just about anything.
  • NIKKOR Z
    MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S
    Your vision. Beyond the ordinary.
    Macro lens fills the frame with the edge-to-edge sharpness and overwhelming image quality.
  • NIKKOR Z
    MC 50mm f/2.8
    Standout macro
    Macro lens with a natural focal length just feels right in so many situations.
  • NIKKOR Z
    50mm f/1.2 S
    Definitive 50
    The sharpest, fastest 50mm prime we’ve ever created.
  • NIKKOR Z
    14-24mm f/2.8 S
    Boundless range
    Ultimate wide-angle zoom for landscapes, cityscapes, night skies and interiors.
  • NIKKOR Z
    24-50mm f/4-6.3
    Small lens. Big performance.
    The lightest full frame standard zoom lens in its class. Easy to carry. A thrill to shoot.
  • Z Teleconverter
    TC-2.0x
    Double down
    2x teleconverter that doubles the reach of compatible NIKKOR Z lenses without any loss of resolution.
  • Z Teleconverter
    TC-1.4x
    Extended reach
    1.4x teleconverter that increases the reach of compatible NIKKOR Z lenses by 40% without any loss of resolution.
  • NIKKOR Z
    20mm f/1.8 S
    Expansive views
    Fast, ultra-wide prime for elaborate landscapes and environmental portraits with breathtaking detail.
  • NIKKOR Z
    24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR
    Compact all-in-one
    Immensely convenient all-in-one zoom for landscapes, architecture, street photography and everything in between.
  • NIKKOR Z
    70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
    Uncompromising zoom
    Go-to telephoto with exceptional speed, versatility and low-light performance.
  • NIKKOR Z
    58mm f/0.95 S Noct
    Bokeh beyond belief
    The fastest NIKKOR lens ever. A one-of-a-kind manual focus lens with vast depth-of-field control and elaborate bokeh.
  • NIKKOR Z DX
    16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
    Short and sweet
    The smallest, lightest NIKKOR Z lens, captures the sweet spot of the zoom range for street photography, candid portraits, landscapes and more.
  • NIKKOR Z DX
    50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR
    Reach farther
    Powerful, lightweight telephoto zoom that brings you closer to wildlife, sports, concerts and more.
  • NIKKOR Z
    24mm f/1.8 S
    Immersive storytelling
    Bright, sharp wide angle prime lens with captivating resolution and bokeh.
  • NIKKOR Z
    85mm f/1.8 S
    Inspiring portraits
    Flattering portrait lens with breath-taking resolution and stunning bokeh.
  • NIKKOR Z
    24-70mm f/2.8 S
    Exceptionally versatile
    Powerful, indispensable mid-range zoom with dazzling speed and brightness.
  • NIKKOR Z
    14-30mm f/4 S
    Wider possibilities
    Compact ultra-wide zoom for scenic photography with frame-filling sharpness.
  • NIKKOR Z
    24-70mm f/4 S
    Far from standard
    Photo and video powerhouse covering the sweet spot of the focal length range.
  • NIKKOR Z
    35mm f/1.8 S
    Think wide
    Fast wide-angle prime with a classic angle of view, reinvented for the Z Mount system.
  • NIKKOR Z
    50mm f/1.8 S
    Iconic views
    Iconic fast prime with new levels of sharpness and depth-of-field control.