A new lens announcement from Nikon makes a 600mm lens more accessible for many Z mount photographers.
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S, a super-telephoto prime lens that is compatible with full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted.
The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S is an S-Line*1 super-telephoto prime lens offering superior optical performance and portability with a total length of 278 mm and weight of approximately 1,390 g, the lightest in its class*2. Furthermore, a design that positions the lens’ center of gravity closer to the body side means that users are much less aware of its weight, making the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S an ideal lens for panning in situations that require easy lens control and stability, such as motorsport races, as well as for the hand-held shooting of various fast-moving subjects such as wild birds.
Adoption of a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element contributes to a smaller size and weight even as it provides superior rendering capabilities, allowing users to clearly express even the most delicate feathers on a bird from a distance. As a super-telephoto prime lens that achieves superior mobility, the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S is an excellent option for advanced amateur users who are looking for a lens with high rendering performance and image quality.
Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.
*1The S-Line is a grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that demonstrate outstanding optical performance, adhering to a high standard of design principles and quality control.
*2Among f/6.3 and faster interchangeable lenses for full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras, including those with a focal length of 600 mm, available as of October 11, 2023. Statement based on Nikon research.
Hand-held shooting is made possible with a total length of approximately 278 mm and weight of approximately 1,390 g, the lightest in its class.
Chromatic aberration is significantly reduced with the adoption of PF lens and ED glass elements. In addition, the adoption of an SR lens element controls short-wavelength light, the effects of which are difficult to correct, achieving highly precise chromatic aberration compensation.
Nikon’s original Nano Crystal Coat has been adopted to effectively reduce ghost and flare effects.
By using the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x or Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x the telephoto range can be expanded while taking advantage of the lens’ AF and VR performance to realize superior sharpness and clarity.
Equipped with Normal VR mode, which demonstrates superior 5.5-stop stabilization; as well as Sport VR mode, which stabilizes the viewfinder display with continuous shooting, making it easier to track rapidly moving subjects.*1
When paired with a compatible body, Synchro VR can be activated to achieve up to 6.0-stop stabilization*2 by combining in-camera VR and lens VR.
Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) ensures fast and quiet autofocusing.
Superior dust- and drip-resistant performance*3 is supported, while excellent anti-fouling performance is achieved through the adoption of a fluorine coat.
Equipped with four lens Fn2 buttons and one lens Fn button that can be customized with assignment of a wide variety of functions.
Equipped with a memory recall function*4 that instantly recalls a focus position stored in advance by pressing the button to which the function has been assigned.
A design that takes video recording into consideration with quiet operation and stable exposure, as well as functions including focus-breathing suppression that effectively reduces shifting of the angle of view with focusing.
*1Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. This value is achieved when attached to a camera with full-frame/FX-format sensor with the camera’s VR function set to [NORMAL].
*2Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. In [NORMAL] mode when combined with cameras that support Synchro VR.
*3Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.
*4Camera firmware must be updated to the latest version to use this function.
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