Nikon Announces New Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S

Nikon Announces New Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S

Nikon has just announced their new Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S for the Z system.

Slowly, but surely, Nikon is building a formidable mirrorless system. With the Z 9 and Z 30, the company has you covered everywhere from professional workhorse to entry level. The initial lenses they released offered both superior sharpness as well as offering critical suppression of focus breathing for video shooters. The system has continued to come together this year, with the announcement of several new lenses in 2022. Especially those aimed at sports and wildlife professionals.

And, now, sports and wildlife shooters, you might want to start saving up money as Nikon has just introduced the new NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. The high performance super telephoto lens is designed to capture the action and includes a built-in 1.4x teleconverter to extend its reach to an awesome 840mm in FX mode. Move into DX mode and this is the type of lens that can handle a whole host of shooting scenarios in the field. The lens is 14% lighter than its F mount predecessor. The fast f/4 aperture will come in handy when shooting in low-light situations, allowing users to use higher shutter speeds with tack sharp results. The lens has an advanced AF drive system which ensures fast focus, with reduced focus breathing, and near silent operation.

I’ll admit that my favorite part of the new lens is the built-in teleconverter. With no fuss, you can turn that 600mm into a much longer lens. You can even pair another teleconverter with this lens, essentially stacking them, and get out as far as 1680mm (built-in 1.4x + additional 2x) if you absolutely need to cover some serious distance. This is going to be an essential part of professional photographers kits for years to come.

The lens will retail for $15,499.95 and is expected to be available in November of this year.

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Christopher Malcolm is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle, fitness, and advertising photographer, director, and cinematographer shooting for clients such as Nike, lululemon, ASICS, and Verizon.

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Awesome lens