Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard 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 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
| Light weight at only 135g / 4.8 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 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 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 Lens
Nikon Z fc with the Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 Lens
Nikon Z50 with the Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 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 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 has a maximum diameter of 70mm and total length of 32mm when not extended. It weighs 135g / 4.8 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 and Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 (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 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 has a filter thread of 46mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3:
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 has a focal range of 16-50mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.2x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Nikon Z mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f16 at 16mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f16 at 50mm .
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 7 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 ED
- 4 aspherical elements
- Super Integrating Coating
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 doesn't come with a lens hood.
Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Nikon Z 16-50mm F3.5-6.3
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