12 lenses of Christmas: Nikon celebrates the new year in style in January 2022

Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

Join us as we jump into the Digital Camera World time machine and revisit all the lenses that featured in our news and reviews during 2022. We’ll be looking back at the whole year, month by month, in a ’12 lenses of Christmas’ sort of way so stay tuned for further instalments every day. To open the show, here’s what January had to offer.

First up for January’s news coverage was that the much anticipated Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S was officially launched, taking its place as the longest native Z-mount NIKKOR to date, thanks to its built-in 1.4x teleconverter.

See other installments in our 12 lenses of Christmas series

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 


His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 


In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.