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Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S Lens
The 600mm f/4 prime. A vital lens prized by motor sports, action and wildlife pros for its reach, speed, brightness and image quality. Empowered by the larger Z mount, Nikon has reimagined this lens for today's high-performance mirrorless cameras. Lighter. Faster. Sharper. And with a brilliant trick up its sleeve: a built-in 1.4x teleconverter that transforms the lens into a powerful yet bright 840mm f/5.6 with the flip of a switch.
600mm. 840mm. Your call.
Without taking your eyes off your subject, breaking posture or even releasing the camera grip, engage the built-in teleconverter and instantly get 40% closer to your subject, 840mm f/5.6. No hurried gear changes. No loss of image quality or AF performance. No risk of missing the moment that matters.
Get even more reach
Stack an external teleconverter onto the rear of the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S lens and magnify your subject with no loss of image quality. Video creators can use the 2.3x Crop Mode and record 4K video from staggering distances.
Six specialized lens elements work together to prevent light dispersion and produce the sharpest, clearest images imaginable: Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and one Super ED glass elements, two lightweight Fluorite (FL) elements and a Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) element.
Striking subject isolation.
The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S produces beautiful, natural bokeh. When combined with the compression of 600mm, subjects take on a three-dimensional quality that adds drama and depth to your images.
Cut through glare.
Nikon's Meso Amorphous Coat achieves the highest level of anti-reflection performance in NIKKOR history. Shoot into direct light with virtually no ghosting or flare. Nano Crystal Coat (N) prevents internal reflections and cross-lighting when shooting under the lights at sporting events.
Autofocus. Swift. Silent. Spot-on.
Using lag-reducing magnetic force, Nikon’s Silky Swift Voice Coil Motor (VCM) is able to move large lens elements with ultra-fast acceleration and the smoothest, quietest operation of any Nikon AF drive system. An absolute encoder (ABS) monitors the system's movements with 20X more precision and speed than conventional solutions for a new level of accuracy.
Powerful optical stabilization gives you the edge.
Even the slightest camera shake can soften details. In-lens optical VR image stabilization counteracts vibrations from handheld shooting, panning, tripod movements, wind—anything—with an effect equivalent to shooting at a shutter speed up to 5.0 stops1 faster. When used on a camera with Synchro VR, the in-lens and in-camera VR systems work together and achieve an effect up to 5.5 stops2. SPORT Mode stabilizes the viewfinder image, making it easier to acquire and track fast-moving subjects.
Outstanding for video.
In-lens Optical VR gives you a stable, sharp view while recording. Use the smooth focus ring to make gradual focus changes and the click-less control ring to make iris adjustments that create a natural shift in brightness without flickering. A powerful focus-breathing compensation function maintains a consistent angle-of-view as focus position moves, an effect that virtually eliminates focus breathing.
The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S bears the S-Line designation, reserved for premium NIKKOR Z lenses with the most advanced optics, superior resolution, beautiful bokeh, robust weather sealing and precision design.
Built for hardworking pros.
- 14.5% lighter - 550g lighter than the Nikon F-mount 600mm f/4 prime lens, even with the built-in teleconverter.
- Easy to hold - The center of gravity is at the tripod ring for smoother panning on monopods and tripods and more stable handheld shooting.
- Carry-on approved - Carefully designed to meet airline carry-on size requirements. Keep it safely with you—and out of checked baggage—when flying.
- Weather-sealed and rugged - Rubber gaskets keep dust, dirt and moisture out of all moving parts, including the mount. Magnesium alloy makes the lens barrel strong yet lightweight, and Nikon's non-stick Fluorine coat on the front element repels oil, moisture and smudges.
Comfortably access the L-Fn1, L-Fn2 and Memory Set buttons, the Fn ring, control ring and focus ring and the teleconverter switch without breaking shooting posture or taking your eye off the viewfinder.
Recall stored focus positions.
Save a focus position with the Memory Set button. As your subject approaches the decisive moment, instantly snap back to that saved position by rotating the Fn ring—a comfortable, no-look action to ensure you land the shot.
Meso Amorphous Coat: Meso Amorphous Coat realizes the highest anti-reflection performance in NIKKOR history. Meso Amorphous Coat provides an effect superior to that of Nano Crystal Coat for diagonal incident light, and an effect equivalent or superior to ARNEO Coat for vertical incident light. With its superb performance, ghost and flare caused by incident light from various directions are noticeably reduced, delivering clear images even under harsh conditions. With this coating system, amorphous particles, that are even smaller than nano particles, are utilized to create even more gaps within the coating to form an ultra-fine mesoporous structure, attaining a lower refractive index. In addition, a higher-precision base coat is employed to further enhance the anti-reflection effect.
Nano Crystal Coat: An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
Fluorine Coat Photographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.
Super ED Glass Nikon has also developed Super ED glass featuring even lower dispersion properties and extremely high performance in reducing the secondary spectrum, to minimize chromatic aberration even further, as well as other lens aberrations.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Short-Wavelength Refractive Lens SR is a high- and specialized-dispersion glass lens that refracts light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light, the lens is able to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation so that the colors in your images are more accurately reproduced. It also allows for more flexible optical designs, which allows for compact, lighter lenses to be designed.
Silky Swift VCM The Silky Swift VCM is utilized for NIKKOR Z lenses as an AF drive motor. This system simultaneously achieves higher speed, higher accuracy and quieter operation. Each of these factors far surpasses conventional systems, and as for the “quietness” specifically, drive sound is intensively suppressed to an almost-silent level. Even heavy lenses can be controlled accurately at high speed, with minimal noise or vibration, enabling users to reliably capture sharply focused images. Extremely quiet AF operation is specifically advantageous for shooting in places where silence is required and for video recording. WARNING: Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other medical device. The magnet or magnets in this product could cause medical devices to malfunction.
Vibration Reduction A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
IF Lens A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
- Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Built-In 1.4x Teleconverter
- Silky Swift VCM Autofocus System
- 5.5-Stop VR Image Stabilization
- Super ED, ED, Fluorite, and SR Elements
- Meso Amorphous and ARNEO Coatings
- Customizable Fn and Memory Set Buttons
- Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
- Focal Length:
- Maximum Aperture:
- Minimum Aperture:
- Lens Mount:
- Nikon Z
- Lens Format Coverage:
- Angle of View:
- 4° 10'
- Optical Design:
- 26 Elements in 20 Groups
- Focus Type:
- Image Stabilization:
- Tripod Collar:
- Fixed and Rotating
- 6.5 x 17.2"
- 7.2 lb