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

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The smallest, lightest NIKKOR Z lens. An excellent APS-C size/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


    Posted by I8BB I8BB on February 4, 2024

    I bought this to use with a Z30 attached to a Peak designs capture clip on my backpack strap while ski touring and mountain biking. If purchasing a Z30 (or similar) the cost is so low to bundle in this lens, it's an incredible bargain. I also use a Sigma 56mm f/1.4 lens with the Z30, but this little lens is so good, and so unobtrusive, that I am only using the Sigma when I go out in low light. The image quality is remarkable, especially considering cost and size. The stabilization enables me to shoot stationary subjects hand held at 1/30. This is the perfect travel lens when paired with a smaller Z body. I am very, very impressed.

  • 3


    Posted by Yves Gagne on June 10, 2023

    Cet objectif, ne donne pas la pleine mesure de la Z50. Depuis que j'ai la Z 28mm /F2.8 et la Z 24-70mm F/4, je peux tirer le maximum de ma caméra.
    Ce qui joue en sa faveur est son format, pratique pour l'amener partout. Mais c'est tout.

  • 5

    A surprisingly lovely lens

    Posted by Iceman183 on May 31, 2023

    I am really rather surprised by the sharpness and contrast of this little kit lens, all in a very compact package. I am a long time Nikkor user, with the lens lineage that goes back 40 years. I was a little skeptical about the quality of this lens, but after reviewing the shots it has produced, I'm convinced that the Z mount, and the new lens designs, offer superior performance to expensive high end glass from years ago.

  • 4

    Light, Sharp, and Reasonably Priced

    Posted by JA on September 26, 2021

    While its plastic feel doesn't lend an air of confidence, this lens more than makes up for it by its performance. It's sharp nearly edge to edge wide open. It focuses quickly. And it's quite reasonably priced. It's a wonderful lens for the Z fc, Z 5, and Z 50 owners.

  • 5

    Great travel or all round use lens

    Posted by Patrick Joy on May 11, 2021

    Great overall picture quality with great sharpness and contrast. Great travel lens that is compact and light.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.