In our recent review of the Nikkor Z 180-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens, we took a closer look and explored its pros and cons from various angles. I promised to compare this long glass with the slightly shorter, but still very good, Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens, which we previously reviewed.
We put this Nikkor little gem through our own real-world stress test at the Masaryk Circuit in Brno. We focus on its sharpness, focusing speed, and processing. These factors are of most interest to photographers who specialize in sport, wildlife, or aircraft photography.
I recently tested a telephoto lens on a Nikon Z bayonet at a football game and wrote an article about it. I promised to also take a look at the Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S prime telephoto lens. Let’s compare the prime lens with the Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S.
Buying a new camera lens can be a long process, let alone choosing the right telephoto lens. Finding a lens for my Nikon Z6II was a tougher decision than it seemed at first glance. I’m going to walk you through my selection process step-by-step, taking into account my requirements and the current market offerings. I’ll explain why I ultimately chose the NIKKOR Z 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 lens. This article will hopefully serve as a useful guide if you find yourself in a similar situation.