Nikon has unveiled the latest NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC lens, which has a pre-installed 1.4x teleconverter and is an ultra-telephoto capturing lens. With the 1.4x teleconverter built in, this lens offers an 840mm focal length, making it the longest Z-mount lens Nikon has launched till today.
The latest one features the most recent optical tech & anti-reflective layers. It’s been advertised as offering unique & got stunning performance.
Combining versatility and power
The new lens is praised for its remarkable rendering abilities, high resolution, and lovely bokeh as an S series lens. The lens also utilizes Nikon’s SSVCM drive mechanism, which is said to be able to rapidly, accurately, and quietly latch onto even the swiftest-moving targets.
The latest lens is intended to capture sports, wildlife & action. It gives customers various options to seamlessly enable/disable the 1.4x teleconverter for increased zoom while sustaining enhanced optical performance over the complete frame. It enables photographers to build dramatic isolation that has been commonly known as an impeccable background blur.
The teleconverter switch got placed in the best possible location to allow customers to control it using their right hand while placing the grip on the camera & monitoring shooting aesthetics. Since this lens has a smaller footprint and is designed to fit in carry-on luggage, users won’t have to worry about it as much when they travel.
It got 26 different materials in 20+ groups, including 1 top-notch ED glass material, 2 fluorite materials, 3 additional dispersion (ED) glass materials & 2 short-range refractive (SR) materials. According to Nikon, the “new” optical formula successfully removes any aberrations to produce fine rendering.
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Compared to Nano Crystal Coat, the Meso Amorphous Coating from Nikon claim to offer the top-notch anti-reflection ability in the Nikon lens series, allowing the Nikon lens to attain reduced flare & ghost effects brought on by incident theme, enabling precise image during challenging conditions. The lens features a nine-bladed diaphragm with an aperture band of f/4 to f/45 at 600mm & f/5.6 to f/45 at 840mm with TC activated.
Delivering superior resolution
The latest AF drive system from Nikon, the VCM (SSVCM), is claimed to operate more quietly, quickly & accurately than earlier drive systems. It’s difficult to switch the bigger optics of a fast super-telephoto lens.
The optical ABS encoder is responsible for improving overall AF accuracy & the guiding mechanism. It effectively reduces vibration within the AF drive, furthering the benefits of the SSVCM.
The optical VR function of the lens provides a corrective effect comparable to utilizing a shutter speed up to 5.0 stops faster. Another choice offered to users is the SPORT function, which enables a stable viewfinder image when panning photos and following moving subjects.
The lens barrel is made of a sturdy magnesium alloy, and sealing has been used in many places, including the moveable portions of the lens barrel and mount, to provide performance that is dust & drip-resistant. For a 600mm F4, the lens is incredibly compact and lightweight. It is 1.2 lbs lighter than the F-mount AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, weighing only 7.2 lbs.
The ergonomic design of the lens further allows for simple control access. It is now possible to pre-order the new NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S, which will cost 15,496 USD and be available in late November 2022.