Half the size, one quarter the price – the Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S is announced

Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
A 400mm f/4.5 barely larger than a 70-200mm f/2.8? That's impressive. (Image credit: Nikon)

Teaser videos for the new Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S appeared days ago, but now the embargo has lifted, the news is official and the full details are here. This new 400mm super-telephoto is smaller lighter than the ‘unicorn’ 400mm f/2.8 Nikon announced months ago (which is still on back-order) and it’s WAY cheaper.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com