Sales Start Date: 26th October 2023
Recommended Retail Price: £4999 | €5999 ROI
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Today, Nikon expands its range of lightweight super-telephoto S-Line lenses with the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S full-frame prime lens. Made to shoot handheld, this sharp 600mm lens delivers thrilling image quality. From wildlife to birds, motor sports, aeroplanes, and more, photographers can capture the speed, power, and grace of distant subjects in stunning detail.
Weighing approximately 1470 g (with tripod collar), the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S is the lightest 600mm prime lens in its class. With its centre of gravity closer to the camera body, it’s an exceptionally well-balanced lens that allows for super-comfortable handheld shooting: photographers can move with a fluidity that belies the long 600mm focal length even when panning or framing a tight overhead shot.
Whether shooting stills or video, Nikon’s high-performance optics deliver striking images with all the sharpness and pleasing bokeh that only an S-line prime lens can deliver. Even if shooting through the dust or straight into the sunset, images are superbly crisp and clear at any aperture. In low-light situations such as at dusk, dawn, or in a dense forest, photographers can work with up to 6.0-stops of Vibration Reduction image stabilisation to nail steady blur-free shots.1 And those shooting wildlife and birds will appreciate the quiet, accurate autofocus, which tracks and focuses on subjects in near silence.
High-performance sealing ensures this lightweight 600mm lens is more than ready for harsh environments and uncertain weather.2 In addition, those who want even more reach can pair the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S with a Z series teleconverter with no loss of resolution.
Dirk Jasper, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “Our new 600mm f/6.3 S-Line lens frees you to nail incredible shots while shooting handheld! Rich colours, crisp textures, and bokeh if you want it. Viewed alongside the 400mm f/4.5 and 800mm f/6.3 S-Line lenses, it’s exciting to see Nikon widening the options for photographers who want the flexibility that a lightweight, high-performance super-telephoto can bring.”
Summary of key features: NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S
The lightest 600 mm prime in its class: this super-telephoto prime lens weighs approx. 1470 g (with tripod collar) and has its centre of gravity closer to the camera body for optimal balance.
High-performance S-line optics: SR and ED glass control aberrations and colour fringing. Nano Crystal Coat counters ghosting and flare for superb clarity.
AF that stays on track: from aerial tricks to birds in flight, or a fleeting moment of eye contact. This super-telephoto lens will track and focus subjects in near silence.
Up to 6-stop VR image stabilisation: in-lens optical Vibration Reduction (VR) provides stabilisation equivalent to shooting at 5.5 stops slower, or 6.0 stops with a Z camera that supports Synchro VR.1
High-performance sealing: rubber gaskets keep dust, dirt, and moisture away from all moving parts, including the lens mount. Nikon’s fluorine coating makes the front element easy to clean.2
Intuitive fingertip control: functions can be assigned to the L-Fn buttons and the silent control ring. The memory-set button allows instant recall of focus positions.
Sharp, even with a teleconverter: every advantage of this lens’ powerful AF and VR is available while using Z teleconverters. Reach can be increased by 2x (up to 1200mm) or 1.4x (up to 840mm).
1 Based on CIPA Standards: in NORMAL mode, 6.0 stops of compensation is achieved when the lens is used together with a Z camera that supports Synchro VR. 5.5 stops of compensation is achieved when the lens is attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with a 35mm-film-size image sensor.
2 This lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.