Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR Lens Officially Announced

Nikon today officially announced the new NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR Lens, an impressive 14.2x all-in-one full-frame super-telephoto zoom lens for its Z-mount mirrorless cameras. Тhіѕ fаѕt, full-frаmе mіrrоrlеѕѕ lеnѕ оffеrѕ ѕtеllаr орtісаl реrfоrmаnсе аt аnу dіѕtаnсе аnd еnѕurеѕ а vаѕt rаngе оf соvеrаgе frоm аѕ сlоѕе аѕ 0.2m аt 28mm tо thе ѕuреr-zооm сараbіlіtіеѕ оf 400mm. Fаѕt аutоfосuѕ аnd nеаr-ѕіlеnt ореrаtіоn аlѕо еnѕurе dіѕсrееt ѕhооtіng wіth nо nоіѕе.

Pre-order links:

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR Lens: $1,296.95 at B&H, Adorama.

Nіkоn Z 28-400mm f4-8 VR Lеnѕ Кеу Fеаturеѕ:

  • Іmрrеѕѕіvе 14.2х ѕuреr-tеlерhоtо zооm lеnѕ wіth а lіght, соmрасt dеѕіgn
  • Vеrѕаtіlе соvеrаgе іnсludеѕ а 28-400mm rаngе аnd 75 – 6° аnglе оf vіеw
  • Ехсеllеnt сlоѕе-uр сараbіlіtу wіth а mіnіmum fосuѕ dіѕtаnсе оf 0.2m аt 28mm
  • Ѕuіtаblе fоr lаndѕсареѕ, роrtrаіtѕ, аrсhіtесturе, аnd wіldlіfе рhоtоgrарhу
  • Рrеmіum орtісаl соnѕtruсtіоn, іnсludіng 21 lеnѕ еlеmеntѕ іn 15 grоuрѕ
  • 9-blаdе dіарhrаgm рrоvіdеѕ bеаutіful bоkеh, соlоur, сlаrіtу аnd соntrаѕt
  • Махіmum rерrоduсtіоn rаtіо оf 0.35х, іdеаl fоr mасrо рhоtоgrарhу
  • f4-8 mах ареrturе аnd f22-45 mіnіmum ареrturе tо соvеr аll lіght соndіtіоnѕ
  • Fаѕt аutоfосuѕ аnd nеаr-ѕіlеnt ореrаtіоn fоr dіѕсrееt ѕhооtіng wіth nо nоіѕе
  • 5 ѕtорѕ оf іn-buіlt орtісаl vіbrаtіоn rеduсtіоn fоr ѕhаrр ѕhоtѕ іn lоw lіght
  • Ѕуnсhrо VR еnаblеѕ uр tо 5.5 ѕtорѕ ѕlоwеr ѕhооtіng fоr rеduсеd саmеrа ѕhаkе*
  • Ѕроrt mоdе ѕtаbіlіѕеѕ thе vіеwfіndеr fоr ѕmооthеr trасkіng оf mоvіng ѕubјесtѕ
  • Сuѕtоmіѕаblе ѕіlеnt соntrоl rіng аllоwѕ fоr quісk аnd еаѕу аdјuѕtmеntѕ
  • Zооm lосk ѕwіtсh рrеvеntѕ unwаntеd zооm сrеер durіng uѕе аnd trаnѕроrtаtіоn
  • Ѕеаlіng аrоund thе mоunt аnd mоvіng раrtѕ рrеvеntѕ wаtеr аnd duѕt dаmаgе
  • Lіghtwеіght аnd роrtаblе, wеіghіng јuѕt 725g аnd mеаѕurіng 141mm іn lеngth
  • Іnсludеѕ hооd, lеnѕ сарѕ, аnd а саѕе fоr аddеd рrоtесtіоn аnd соnvеnіеnсе
  • Ехсеllеnt bаlаnсе аnd hаndlіng fоr соmfоrtаblе uѕе іn vаrіоuѕ ѕсеnаrіоѕ
  • *Іnсrеаѕеѕ tо 5.5 ѕtорѕ whеn аttасhеd tо а Nіkоn Z саmеrа wіth Ѕуnсhrо VR сараbіlіtу

The Nikon Z 28-400mm f4-8 VR lens stands out as a versatile tool for photographers, offering a comprehensive solution for diverse shooting scenarios. With its 14.2x zoom range and compact design, it’s primed to accompany you wherever your creativity takes you. This lens comprises a remarkable array of 21 lens elements in 15 groups, including 4 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and 3 aspherical elements. Notably, the ED aspherical element, crafted from Extra-low Dispersion glass, effectively mitigates color aberration, coma, and distortion. Complemented by a 9-blade diaphragm, it ensures beautiful bokeh and renders distinct, evenly-shaped highlights in the out-of-focus areas of an image.

Covering an extensive focal length range from 28mm to 400mm, the Nikon Z 28-400mm f4-8 VR Lens offers unparalleled versatility for capturing a wide array of subjects. Whether you’re photographing sweeping landscapes, intimate portraits, architectural details, or distant wildlife, this lens delivers exceptional performance with superb balance and handling. Its minimum focus distance of 0.2m at the wide-angle end and 1.2m at 400mm, along with a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.35x, make it ideal for close-up shots, including macro photography.

Nikon has equipped the 28-400mm f4-8 VR Lens with 5.0 stops of built-in optical vibration reduction, ensuring sharp images even in challenging lighting conditions. Sport Mode stabilizes the viewfinder image, while the Synchro VR capability allows shooting up to 5.5 stops slower, pushing the boundaries of creativity without compromising image quality. Its fast autofocus and near-silent operation ensure you can capture undisturbed moments, while the internal focusing system further enhances its performance.

When paired with a compatible camera, Synchro VR can be activated to allow up to 5.5 stops of image stabilization. Weighing approximately 1.6 lb, this lens is easy to carry and perfectly viable for handheld shooting. Its compact build, combined with its expansive zoom range, makes it an excellent choice for capturing a variety of subjects confidently, including sports, travel, wildlife photography, and more.

Press release:


Versatility and Portability with Wide-Angle to Super-Telephoto Coverage

MELVILLE, NY – March 27, 2024Today Nikon Inc. announced the release of the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR, a supremely versatile high-power super-zoom lens for Nikon Z series full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras. This latest addition to the expanding line of NIKKOR Z lenses offers the highest zoom ratio in its class1, making it a must-have for travel, sports, backyard wildlife and more.

“So many photographers and creatives will love the versatility of the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm, which gives you clarity, range and fantastic backgrounds,” said Naoki Onozato, President and CEO, Nikon Inc. “Wherever your travels lead, this is definitely a lens to consider packing.”

The NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR is a high-magnification zoom lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths — from 28mm to 400mm. Whether up close or far away, from landscapes to distant vistas, users will appreciate the extreme versatility and powerful capabilities of the 14.2× zoom. Although it is a super-telephoto zoom lens with a range up to 400mm, it’s also the lightest in its class1, weighing only approximately 1.6 lbs (725 g), making it easy to carry when traveling.

This new lens also has a remarkably close minimum focus distance2 of only 7.8 in. (0.2 m) at the maximum wide-angle position and 3.9 ft. (1.2 m) at the maximum telephoto position. The maximum reproduction ratio of 0.35x lets users capture close-ups at short distances for food, flowers and animals. When shooting far away, users can fill the frame with their subject and still have a pleasing blurred background.

The NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR uses a stepping motor (STM), which enables fast and quiet autofocusing, allowing rapid focus on moving subjects. The lens also features a vibration-reduction (VR) function with performance equivalent to 5.0 stops, which helps achieve sharp photos and stable video with ease, even when handheld.3

Primary features of the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR

  • Covers a broad range of focal lengths— from 28mm to 400mm, with a 14.2× zoom which is a first among NIKKOR Z lenses.
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.2 m at the maximum wide-angle position and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.35× allow users to get closer to their subjects for dynamic expression.
  • A total length of approx. 5.57 in. (141.5 mm) and a weight of approx. 1.6lbs (725g)– the lightest lens in its class– make this an easy lens to carry and shoot hand-held.
  • Stable VR performance equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed effectively reduces blurring in dimly lit surroundings and with hand-held shooting. When paired with a compatible camera, Synchro VR can be activated to achieve up to 5.5-stop stabilization4 by combining in-camera VR and lens VR.
  • Stepping motor (STM) enables high-speed AF drive.
  • Support for linear MF drive enables smooth focusing, which is especially useful for video shooting.
  • Comes with a compact, square lens hood that combines superior performance and usability.
  • Designed to be dust- and drip-resistant with thorough sealing on various portions including movable parts of the lens barrel to keep dust and water droplets from entering the lens.5

Price and Availability
The new NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens will be available in mid-April for a suggested retail price of $1299.95*. For more information about the latest Nikon products, including the vast collection of NIKKOR Z lenses and the entire line of Z series cameras, please visit