Seize the Moment
Near or Far.

Long Reach. Smart Handling.

Thrilling Image Quality.

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S brings a super telephoto zoom range that's ideal for wildlife, sports and action together with premium S-Line optics, breathtaking image quality, effortless autofocus, rock-steady VR, and comfortable handling.

Macro-Style Close Focusing.

Traditional super telephotos can overpower close shooting situations. Not the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S. Even when you're right in front of your subject — as close as 1m away — you can still zoom all the way to 400mm and fill the frame with macro-style details. 

Plays well with Teleconverters.

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is compatible with the 1.4x and 2.0x Z Series teleconverters. Increase your reach to 560mm or 800mm with outstanding resolution, no loss of focus points and very little extra weight or length from this long-range telephoto lens.

Unrivalled Optical Performance.

With a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.38x and with the shortest minimum focus distance in its class1, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is able to acquire focus with a minimum distance of 0.75m at the widest focal length2.

Expand Imaging Possibilities.

Focus, frame, and shoot even at a lower shutter speed with Vibration Reduction (VR) performance that compensates up to 5.5-stop. Take things to the next level with VR sport mode that enables you to capture erratically moving subjects.

Incredible handling.

Newly developed Inner Balance Technology maintains a constant centre of gravity (within just 3.8mm) when zooming in and out, for minimal interruptions.

Capture quicker.

Cover the entire zoom range with less than a quarter turn of the smooth zoom ring and no perceptible change in balance. This is comfortable, intuitive handling at its best.


Despite its big zoom power and image quality, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is remarkably lightweight at approximately 1,355g.

Built to withstand weather.

All moving parts of the lens barrel are carefully weather sealed, and the lens mount has a rubber gasket. The front and rear elements have Nikon's proprietary Fluorine coat, which repels dust, oil and water droplets and easily wipes clean3.

Outstanding for Video.

With ultra-quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing, smooth aperture adjustments, a constant centre of gravity and S-Line image quality, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lets you bring super telephoto views with beautifully compressed backgrounds to your videos.

Quality you can see.

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S bears the S-Line designation, reserved for premium NIKKOR Z lenses with the most advanced optics, superior resolution, beautiful bokeh, robust weather sealing and precision design. 


An information panel at the top of the lens delivers vital details at a glance, such as aperture, shooting distance, and depth of field without the hassle of looking through the camera's viewfinder or monitor. Assign frequently used functions to your preference for a more efficient shooting experience.


Stepping Motor

NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

Vibration Reduction

Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

Super Integrated Coating

Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

Aspherical Lens

A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimise coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.

¹Among 100-400mm zoom lenses for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of 28 October 2021. Statement based on Nikon research.

²At the maximum wide-angle position; minimum focus distance is 0.98m at the maximum telephoto position.

³The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations or under all conditions.

The lens incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. The following cameras are compatible with this lens: Z 5, Z 50, Z 7II, Z 7, Z 6II, Z 6, Z 9.

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