New Frontiers Await with the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S

This super-telephoto prime lens has the longest focal length among the NIKKOR Z line-up that delivers increased reach and mobility

Sydney, Australia – Nikon Australia introduces the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S, a durable, lightweight, and compact super-telephoto prime lens that equips users with the mobility and versatility to freeze the fleeting and unpredictable opportunities. Its outstanding rendering performance and superb reach of 800mm, the longest focal length in the NIKKOR Z line-up [1], enables users to capture a broad range of subjects in action from afar in high resolution with minimal chromatic aberration.   

“The NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S is designed for users to stretch their range of expression beyond limits and capture all moments uncompromised by distance and resolution. With the exceptional performance of the S-Line [2], and excellent reliability and operability, the super-telephoto lens excels in delivering support in all the varying pursuits of professionals and hobbyists,” said John Young, General Manager, Marketing for Nikon Asia. “In addition, the introduction of the Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element optimises resolution and significantly reduces overall weight, allowing users to achieve even clearer images on the field.”

NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Primary Features

Impressive Reach and Performance

With its super-telephoto focal length, the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S offers versatility in dynamic image expression to aim and photograph distant subjects from sports to wildlife to vehicles, even birds and aircrafts soaring high in the sky. Expand your shooting range even further, as the current focal length is extendable to 1120mm and 1600mm with the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x respectively, while maintaining outstanding resolution [3], to photograph subjects at an even greater distance to present the subject in frame, as intended, without having to crop image to ‘zoom in’. Even without a teleconverter, the focal length can be extended up to 1200mm-equivalant by setting the camera’s image area to [DX (24x16)] format.

Experience accurate autofocus (AF) performance that is unique to the Z mount system, as the lens employs a near-silent stepping motor (STM) which ensures excellent quietness and response speed. The fast, precise, and quiet AF makes the lens perfect for photographing wildlife whereby silence and precision are paramount. The powerful in-lens Vibration Reduction (VR) of up to 5.0-stops [4] provides users with more stability when shooting, achieving high-blur compensation to counter camera shake at super-telephoto focal length of 800 mm or during low light conditions where a slower shutter speed is required to capture sharp images. When combined with the Nikon Z 9, the effect of 5.5 stops [4] is achieved with Synchro VR activation.

With the PF lens element in the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S, not only does it reduce the overall weight, but also, together with the Nano Crystal Coat, effectively suppresses overall axial chromatic aberration and reduces the ghost effect, allowing users to attain superior resolution comparable to that of the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR.

Perfect Harmony of Functionality and Operability

Weighing 48% less than its F mount counterpart at approximately 2385g, the lens allows for increased mobility when shooting, for users to do more with less gear. With the lens’ centre of gravity positioned close to the photographer, users are provided with better stability and comfortability when shooting handheld and smoother panning when shooting with a tripod or monopod.

Compatible with the Z Series cameras, the mirrorless system significantly reduces the weight and makes it compact for users to experience seamless and hassle-free shooting. Further adding to the lens’ functional capabilities, the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S is equipped with one L-Fn button and four L-Fn2 buttons that allows users to easily assign functions to suit their preferences, and the memory recall function [5] which saves and supports the prompt recall frequently-used focus positions. Change from one function to another efficiently without having to miss a moment.

Go forth with a peace of mind as the application of an anti-slip rubber coating to a larger surface area of the lens provides users greater comfort and better grip, especially when shooting handheld. Users can continue to stay in focus even when it comes to shooting in different environments and under unpredictable weather circumstances, with the lens’s superior dust- and  drip-resistant [6] performance and the anti-fouling performance of a fluorine coat on the surface of the frontmost lens element that effectively repels dirt, dust and droplets.

The bold individuality of the Nikon brand is accentuated on the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S as it sports a new generation design of the NIKKOR Z telephoto lens, with the iconic Nikon yellow ring at the frontmost of the lens, and ‘S’ metal emblems on both sides.

Availability

For more information on the new NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S and other Nikon products, please visit https://www.nikon.com.au/nikkor-z-800mm-f6-3-vr-s.

[1] As of 6 April 2022.

[2] The 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.

[3] AF performance may deteriorate depending on the subject, brightness and focus position regardless of the camera body, causing inaccurate focus, slow focusing speed or flashing of the focus point.

[4] Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a camera with full-frame (Nikon FX-format) sensor, with the camera's VR function set to "NORMAL".

[5] The cameras compatible with this function are the Z 9, Z 7II and Z 6II only, as of 6 April 2022. When using the function, the camera’s firmware must be updated to the latest version. For other Z series models, this function will be supported via later firmware updates.  

[6] The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations or under all conditions.

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