Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Z Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization (up to 5.5 stops)
| AF/MF Switch on Lens
| Zoom Ring rotation only 70°
| Focus Range Limiter
| Programmable Control Ring
| Compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Tripod Collar is removable
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| 600mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| No Stabilization On/Off Switch on Lens
| Tripod Collar foot is not removable
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon Z lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon Z lenses are Nikon Zf, Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z30.
Nikon Zf with the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Lens
Nikon Z8 with the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Lens
Nikon Z30 with the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR has a maximum diameter of 110mm and total length of 316mm. It weighs 2140g / 75.5 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR and Nikon Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR (Nikon Z mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR has a filter thread of 95mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR:
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR has a focal range of 180-600mm and 3.3X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 270 - 900mm.
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is compatible with the Teleconverters below. With the use of these TC/extenders, you can find how the total focal reach and effective aperture of your Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR changes below:
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
The Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Nikon Zf, Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z30.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting. Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR's stabilization system is effective up to 5.5 stops.
Unfortunately the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR doesn't have Stabilization On/Off switch on the lens body so you have to use your camera menus to disable or enable the IS.
With a total length of 316mm and a weight of 2140g, the Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.3m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 2 Super Telephoto Zoom type Nikon Z mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f5.6 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 180mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f36 at 600mm .
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR's optical formula consists of 25 elements in 17 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 6 ED elements
- 1 Aspherical element
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR comes with a removable cylindrical shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is Nikon HB-109.
What's in the Box of Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR:
Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z) Nikon LC-95B 95mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap Nikon LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap Nikon HB-113 Lens Hood for NIKKOR Z TM 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens Nikon CL-L6 Lens Case Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR Official Video
Nikon Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is available in Black color.
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