Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens Announced, Price $4,796

The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens is now officially announced. The US price is $4,796.95 and it will be released on October 26, 2023. Now the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens is available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama. Order now if you are interested.

Pre-order link:

Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens: $4,796.95 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features:

  • Full-Frame | f/6.3
  • Handheld Super-Telephoto Prime
  • Multi-Focus System
  • 5.5-Stop VR Image Stabilization
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Size-Reducing Phase Fresnel Element
  • ED and SR Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Design

Press Release:

Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S, a super-telephoto prime lens compatible with the Nikon Z mount system

Realizing superior performance with a portable body that enables hand-held shooting

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S, a super-telephoto prime lens that is compatible with full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted.

The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S is an S-Line*1 super-telephoto prime lens offering superior optical performance and portability with a total length of 278 mm and weight of approximately 1,390 g, the lightest in its class*2. Furthermore, a design that positions the lens’ center of gravity closer to the body side means that users are much less aware of its weight, making the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S an ideal lens for panning in situations that require easy lens control and stability, such as motorsport races, as well as for the hand-held shooting of various fast-moving subjects such as wild birds.

Adoption of a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element contributes to a smaller size and weight even as it provides superior rendering capabilities, allowing users to clearly express even the most delicate feathers on a bird from a distance. As a super-telephoto prime lens that achieves superior mobility, the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S is an excellent option for advanced amateur users who are looking for a lens with high rendering performance and image quality.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

  • *1The S-Line is a grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that demonstrate outstanding optical performance, adhering to a high standard of design principles and quality control.
  • *2Among f/6.3 and faster interchangeable lenses for full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras, including those with a focal length of 600 mm, available as of October 11, 2023. Statement based on Nikon research.

Primary features

  • Hand-held shooting is made possible with a total length of approximately 278 mm and weight of approximately 1,390 g, the lightest in its class.
  • Chromatic aberration is significantly reduced with the adoption of PF lens and ED glass elements. In addition, the adoption of an SR lens element controls short-wavelength light, the effects of which are difficult to correct, achieving highly precise chromatic aberration compensation.
  • Nikon’s original Nano Crystal Coat has been adopted to effectively reduce ghost and flare effects.
  • By using the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x or Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x the telephoto range can be expanded while taking advantage of the lens’ AF and VR performance to realize superior sharpness and clarity.
  • Equipped with Normal VR mode, which demonstrates superior 5.5-stop stabilization; as well as Sport VR mode, which stabilizes the viewfinder display with continuous shooting, making it easier to track rapidly moving subjects.*1
  • When paired with a compatible body, Synchro VR can be activated to achieve up to 6.0-stop stabilization*2 by combining in-camera VR and lens VR.
  • Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) ensures fast and quiet autofocusing.
  • Superior dust- and drip-resistant performance*3 is supported, while excellent anti-fouling performance is achieved through the adoption of a fluorine coat.
  • Equipped with four lens Fn2 buttons and one lens Fn button that can be customized with assignment of a wide variety of functions.
  • Equipped with a memory recall function*4 that instantly recalls a focus position stored in advance by pressing the button to which the function has been assigned.
  • A design that takes video recording into consideration with quiet operation and stable exposure, as well as functions including focus-breathing suppression that effectively reduces shifting of the angle of view with focusing.
  • *1Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. This value is achieved when attached to a camera with full-frame/FX-format sensor with the camera’s VR function set to [NORMAL].
  • *2Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. In [NORMAL] mode when combined with cameras that support Synchro VR.
  • *3Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.
  • *4Camera firmware must be updated to the latest version to use this function.