Above expectations

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Aymeric b Forum Member • Posts: 62
Above expectations

Great lens for wildlife photography:

  • sharp,
  • great Bokeh rendering,
  • fast AF especially with the Z9

Works very well when combined with TC1.4:

  •  minor decrease of sharpness and contrast
  •  no noticeable AF speed difference.

The weight is good, but we would need to have a "light" body with fast AF to really take advantage of the small weight of this lens. When combined with the Z50 / Z6, this lens is very light for a wildlife setup.

Minimal focusing distance is OK. It will rarely be an issue.

It's a perfect complement to the 800mm 6.3.

It's difficult to judge the price. If you can afford it, this lens is worth every penny.

If you can afford only one "expensive" lens (around 3000$), then it will depend on your needs. The 100-400mm VR S is much more versatile whereas the 400mm 4.5 is a more specialized tool.

 Aymeric b's gear list:Aymeric b's gear list
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50 Nikon Z9 Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 +10 more
Nikon Nikkor 400mm F4.5 VR S
Prime lens • Nikon Z
Announced: Jun 29, 2022
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