On Nikon’s Site: Full Specifications
Quality you can see. Literally. 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.
Goes the distance. An immensely versatile 100mm–400mm zoom range expands your shooting possibilities to nearly the limits of your eyesight. Frame a distant flock of birds one moment, then zoom in and land a detailed close-up of a single bird. Very few shots are out of reach with the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S.
Dazzling image quality. Two Super ED glass elements and six ED glass elements significantly reduce axial chromatic aberration. Nano Crystal Coat and Nikon’s advanced ARNEO coat cut through glare and lens flare. Color bleeding and focus breathing are virtually nonexistent.
Optical VR keeps you steady. When used with a Z camera that has Synchro VR, like the Z 9, the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S’s powerful optical VR system works together with the camera’s in-body VR for up to 5.5 stops* of compensation. On full-frame Z cameras like Z 5, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 7 or Z 7II, it achieves up to 5.5 stops* of compensation. And on DX-format cameras like Z 50 or Z fc, it stabilizes with 2-axis optical VR.
Inner Balance Technology keeps you centered. As you zoom in and fully extend the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, weight-dispersing Inner Balance Technology maintains a constant center of gravity (within just 3.8mm). The effect is almost baffling—the lens gets longer, yet there’s no perceptible change in its balance. That means easier handheld shooting and no nose dives on gimbals and tripods.
Effortless autofocus. Autofocus is split between two high-speed STM stepping motors moving in sync with each other in near silence. The design enables thrilling close focusing, edge-to-edge sharpness and virtually no color bleeding or focus breathing.
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 2.46 feet away at 100mm or 3.22 feet away at 400mm—you can fill the frame with macro-style details.
Outstanding for video. With ultra-quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing, smooth aperture adjustments, a constant center 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.
*Based on CIPA Standard; in NORMAL mode; this value is achieved when attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm film size image sensor, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.