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

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The smallest, lightest NIKKOR Z lens. An excellent DX-format everyday photo and video lens that covers the sweet spot of the zoom range. Capture wide street scenes and landscapes as easily as portraits and close-ups. Powerful VR image stabilization. Fast, near-silent autofocus with surpressed focus breathing. Fantastic image quality. This is an ideal travel and on-the-go lens.
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  • 5

    Awesome Lens!

    Posted by Andrewlancaster01 on March 18, 2020

    Very user friendly .
    I love the VR.
    Would recommend to anyone.

  • 5

    Light weight lens Packs a punch

    Posted by Seapc1 on March 2, 2020

    One of the best lenses I own. Clear images, light weight great for all around photography. The pancake feature is unique and useful.

  • 5

    Small but powerful!

    Posted by PenTurner on February 27, 2020

    Many larger lenses do not possess the quality of this little giant. Sharp color photos in bright sun or in low light.. No matter if you are shooting video or portaits you will get clean crisp pictures with this lens. Makes your camera very compact for travel. I use mine on the new Z50 and love every feature.

  • 5

    Great walk around lens

    Posted by TonyLo on February 27, 2020

    I use this lens with my Z6. The combination of this lens and camera give me a very lightweight and compact camera with excellent results. I was originally thinking about buying a new lightweight camera for street photography and walking around but this combo does it all. I highly recommend it.

  • 4

    Great walking around lenses

    Posted by Ruiwei on February 27, 2020

    Pro: Lightweight; Compact Size; Quiet; VR; Sharp on 16mm; Great for walking around.
    Cons: No lenses hood; Slow; A little soft on 50mm.

  • 4

    Z50 16-50 mm lens

    Posted by Bigmo on February 26, 2020

    Construction wise it seems cheaply made, however some plastics today are very tuff. Time will tell. Size is very unique and practical and makes it a great carry around lens. Sharp in good light but the 6.3 makes it poor for low light even though the Z50 body does very good at higher iso. All said for the money it´s a pretty good lens for a kit lens. Hope all future lenses don´t fall in. The f 4 and 6.3 , sort of negates the camera bodies gains in higher iso.

  • 5

    Compact and sharp

    Posted by Rpdubya on February 26, 2020

    It seemed too compact to be true, but it´s very sharp and fast focusing. It´s like you´re just shooting with the body.

  • 4

    Excellent Lens Considering, size, price, and weight

    Posted by Franklin on February 26, 2020

    I really like the new Nikon DX Z50 16-50mm for it´s compact size and light weight. In the past I have had two Nikon DX cameras, a D3200 and a D5500. I liked the 3200 and loved the 5500. I had Nikon DX lenses for those bodies. Then I bought a full frame Nikon D750 and bought some FX lenses. A 24-120mm F4 and a 50mm F1.4. The FX lenses were bigger, heavier, and more expensive than the DX ones. I found the previous DX lenses great for casual photos but the FX lenses on the DX Body were sharper and just a step up from DX.

    This is exactly the same result I am getting with my Z50 when I use the DX Z lenses with it like the 16-50 and then try one of my full frame ZS lenses like my 24-70 or 50mm ZS. For almost all photos the 16-50 is great. But when you shoot landscape or macro where you need just the last once of detail I like the bigger much more expensive ZS lenses better.

    I have used the 16-50 in many family events and also some landscape and botanical shots. It absolutely should be bought if you get a Z50.

  • 5

    Excellent lens.

    Posted by Melco on February 26, 2020

    This is a great little lens. It´s sharp, light and small and a great value as a kit lens when bought with the camera.