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Nikon releases 28-400mm Z Series zoom

Posted on Mar 27, 2024

Nikon has introduced a far-reaching superzoom that could mean you never need to change lenses again. The Nikkor Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR offers an enormous 14.2x zoom range and gives Z Series users the chance to tackle any subject from landscapes to sports.

As well as offering such a versatile range of focal lengths, the Z 28-400mm also features an optical image stabilizer that provides a five stop benefit. Those with Z Series cameras featuring a Synchro VR capability extends this to 5.5 stops, based on CIPA standards. Autofocus, meanwhile, is claimed to be fast and near-silent thanks to the use of a stepping motor.

Close focusing distances are very usable – the lens can focus to 0.2m at the 28mm setting and 1.2mm at the 400mm, plus weather sealing means you can shoot with confidence in inclement weather conditions. The zoom also features a customisable control ring.

Despite its range and versatility, the 28-400mm weighs a modest 725g, making it the lightest lens in the Z lineup that extends to 400mm. Commenting on the launch, Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Nikon Europe said: “It’s easier to handle than a super-telephoto prime. It’s perfect for people who want to carry just one lens and be ready for any photo opportunity, near or far.”

Available from April, the Nikkor Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR will cost £1399.

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