Melville, NY—Along with the introduction of the Nikkor Z 28–75mm f/2.8, Nikon announced the development of the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S. The super-telephoto prime lens will work with full-frame (FX-format) Nikon Z mirrorless cameras.
In addition, the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S is an S line lens; this means it will deliver “powerful rendering with outstanding resolution while thoroughly reducing color bleeding,” Nikon announced.
The S line designation is worn as a badge of honor for Nikkor Z lenses. At the top of the Nikkor Z lineup, these lenses are developed in pursuit of a higher level of optical performance.
Moreover, high-resolution S line lenses are subject to more stringent expectations and standards. They are meant to represent a step above; and due to the larger Z mount, they provide advantages that photographers can clearly view in real-world shooting situations. For instance, when using an S line lens, photographers can shoot wide open with little to no drop in sharpness. In addition, they offer edge-to-edge sharpness.
For filmmakers, the S lenses provide advanced features. These include an easy-to-operate control ring for smooth diaphragm control; minimal sound during filming; and focus-breathing compensation, which means no shifting of the angle of view when changing the focus point during a shot.
Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Details
Moreover, the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S adopts a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens that enables a compact and lightweight body. Consequently, it is positioned as highly portable despite being a super-telephoto lens.
“With its high rendering performance and superb mobility, this lens will be an excellent choice for many types of photographers ranging from advanced amateurs to professionals,” Nikon added.
Nikon will release additional information about the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens at a later date.