Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Z Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ 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 4.5 stops)
| Focus Range Limiter
| Hood supplied
| Internal Focusing
| Power Zoom
| Minimum focus distance of 0.19m / 7.5 inch
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| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ 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 Z30, Nikon Z fc and Nikon Z50.
Nikon Z30 with the Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ Lens
Nikon Z fc with the Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ Lens
Nikon Z50 with the Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ 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 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ has a maximum diameter of 72mm and total length of 64mm. It weighs 205g / 7.2 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ and Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 (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 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ:
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ has a focal range of 12-28mm and 2.3X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 18-42mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
The Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ 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 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Nikon Z30, Nikon Z fc and Nikon Z50.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting. Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ's stabilization system is effective up to 4.5 stops.
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ 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.
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ has a Power Zoom feature which consists of a rocker switch and a internal zoom motor where you can change the focal length of the lens by pushing this switch. This method of zoom is smoother and generates less shake than zooming in and out using your hand, especially beneficial while recording video.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.19m.
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f16 at 12mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f25 at 28mm .
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 11 groups .
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Nikon Z 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ is available in Black color.
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