Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f6.3 VR S Lens

NikonSKU: 4960759911346

Sale price£4,299.00 Regular price£4,999.00

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 600mm f6.3 VR S Lens

  • 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

Premium Optics, Game-Changing Size

An engineering marvel of miniaturization, the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Lens, the latest super-telephoto full-frame prime from Nikon, delivers premium optical resolution in a handheld build less than half the weight of its predecessor. Powered by a size-reducing Phase Fresnel element, the lens is under a foot long and features a front filter thread of 95mm, making it ideal for sports, wildlife, and action photographers craving optimal imagery without compromising valuable kit space.

Comfort, Clarity, Handheld Carry

At two-thirds the length and less than half the size of the previous version, the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S achieves its carry-around design and precision, S-series optical resolution through the introduction of a Phase Fresnel element in the lens and reducing the lens' maximum aperture to f/6.3. Small enough to fit in most kit bags even when attached to a camera body, the lens' 95mm front thread enhances its versatility by allowing the use of light-altering filters. Extra-low dispersion elements and a short-wave refractive element reduce chromatic aberrations, while the Nano Crystal Coating helps reduce flare and improve clarity, especially with point lights like stars and city lights.

VR Image Stabilization

As if handheld carry wasn't enough, Nikon has furnished further encouragement for freewheeling shooters with the lens' built-in optical Vibration Reduction, which achieves up to 5.5 stops of image stabilization on all Z series cameras. With cameras that support Synchro VR, such as the Nikon Zf, Z8, and Z9 mirrorless cameras, a crucial extra half-stop is gained in image stabilization, the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speeds up to 6 stops faster.

Body, Handling, and Ergonomics

While the drastic size reduction grabs the design and engineering spotlight, a number of customizable controls are also effectively distributed about the lens for both ergonomics and efficiency:
The lens' center of gravity has been shifted toward the rear of the lens and nearer to camera body, benefitting quick stops and accelerations during handheld panning and allowing for the tracking and acquisition of fast-moving subjects.
Two programmable function buttons, a control ring, a Memory Set button, and a limiter switch put precision control at your fingertips, with the tactile details that allow for quick adjustments without looking.

The front grip encourages a stable, comfortable shooting posture in any configuration, while the tripod collar smoothly rotates for shooting in any orientation.
The lens' advanced weather sealing is rated to keep dust, dirt, and moisture out of moving parts for safe use in the elements, while a Kensington Security Slot keeps your lens safe from theft with the use of optional pro-grade cable locks.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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