Nikon Announces Two New NIKKOR Z DX Lenses

To coincide with the launch of its new Z 50 DX-format mirrorless camera, Nikon has also unveiled two new NIKKOR Z DX lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR.

"The new NIKKOR Z DX lenses expands the Nikon Z series to provide new creative tools for those looking to take their photo and video passions to new heights," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc.

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a slim zoom lens model geared toward a variety of applications, including landscapes and candid portraits. The unit's optical construction consists of 9 elements in 7 groups, including 1 ED glass element and 4 aspherical elements. In addition, the lens incorporates 7 rounded diaphragm blades.

NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens

Meanwhile, the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is a compact telephoto lens model geared toward capturing distant subjects like skylines or animals. The device's optical construction consists of 16 elements in 12 groups, including 1 ED glass element. In addition, the lens incorporates 7 rounded diaphragm blades.

NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens

Designed to pair with the newly announced Nikon Z 50 camera, both lenses have been built with portability and optical performance in mind. When used with the Z 50, both models allow the camera to enable Dual Detect Optical VR to help reduce camera shake during use. In addition, both lenses offer optimized performance for video recording with the Z 50, including features like reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring, and quick, quiet operation. Likewise, the lenses support in-lens optical Vibration Reduction (VR) technology for smoother capture.

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens will be available in November as part of a one-lens kit with the Nikon Z 50 for a suggested retail price of $999.95. A two-lens kit, which adds the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens, will also be available for a suggested retail price of $1,349.95. Individual pricing for each lens has not been announced.

Source: Nikon