Sample Images: See the monstrous Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens in action

The Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S super-telephoto lens is one of the most exciting – and expensive – lenses to be released for Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless system to date. Launched earlier today (opens in a new tab)this long-tom lens is unusual in two major respects.

First, unlike 800mm lenses designed for professional wildlife and sports photographers using DSLR cameras, this mirrorless lens offers a maximum aperture of f/6.3, rather than f/5, 6 more traditional and wider. The upside is that the lens is lighter – and because there’s an electronic viewfinder, you don’t have to worry about the image looking too dark when looking through the lens (even if you look at it). use with teleconverters).

But the price is also remarkable. the $6500 tag seems steep – but it’s a much more affordable way to get an 800mm than buying an f/5.6 version.

But the proof of the lens is in the pictures – so Nikon USA has released half a dozen sample photos that show exactly what this lens has to offer, which you can see for yourself below…

(Image credit: Nikon)

(Image credit: Nikon)

(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S - sample image

(Image credit: Nikon)

(Image credit: Nikon)

(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Specifications

To go up: Nikon Z
Full Framework: Yes
Autofocus: Yes
Image stabilization: Yes
Lens construction: 22 elements in 14 groups
Angle of view: 3 degrees 10′
Diaphragm blades: 9
Minimum opening: f/32
Minimum focus distance: 5m / 16.41ft
Filtered Cut: 46mm
Dimensions: 140x385mm
Weight: 5.25 lbs / 2385g

The lens goes on sale later this month for $6,499 / £6,299 / AU$10,499, but is available for pre-order today:

WE:
Pre-order the B&H Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Adorama (opens in a new tab)

UK:
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Wex (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Park Cameras (opens in a new tab)

AU:
• Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Ted’s Cameras (opens in a new tab)

Read more
The best Nikon Z lenses (opens in a new tab)
The best Nikon cameras (opens in a new tab)
The best mirrorless cameras (opens in a new tab)
Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (opens in a new tab)
The best Nikon telephoto lenses (opens in a new tab)
Best Teleconverters (opens in a new tab)

WE:
Pre-order the B&H Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Adorama (opens in a new tab)

UK:
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Wex (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Park Cameras (opens in a new tab)

AU:
• Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Ted’s Cameras (opens in a new tab)

WE:
Pre-order the B&H Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Adorama (opens in a new tab)

UK:
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Wex (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Park Cameras (opens in a new tab)

AU:
• Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Ted’s Cameras (opens in a new tab)

WE:
Pre-order the B&H Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Adorama (opens in a new tab)

UK:
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Wex (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Park Cameras (opens in a new tab)

AU:
• Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Ted’s Cameras (opens in a new tab)

WE:
Pre-order the B&H Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Adorama (opens in a new tab)

UK:
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S at Wex (opens in a new tab)
Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Park Cameras (opens in a new tab)

AU:
• Pre-order the Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S from Ted’s Cameras (opens in a new tab)

Chris George

Chris George has worked at Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has written about photography, cellphones, videomaking and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and professional photography.

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won Young Photographer of the Year – long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7 and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.

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