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

    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.

  • 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

    Amazing lens

    Posted by BarbATX on February 26, 2020

    I love this small lens. This small but powerful lens is great for travel which makes it alot lighter to carry. I have attached a few photos that I have taken with the 16-50mm

  • 5

    Fantastic small, light lens

    Posted by captSteve on February 26, 2020

    I have really enjoyed this lens so far. It is small and light and hardly realize it is there on my Z6.
    I have used this lens to do a number of sunsets and have even had a couple of them shown on our local Television News Weather reports.
    This is a really fine lens and very complementary to my Z6.

  • 4

    Good lens, great size

    Posted by AbeK on February 26, 2020

    This lens is the only one I purchased for the Z50. The size is perfect for the Z50, but it´s really too slow for low light photography. I have most of the other S-Line Z lenses for my Z6 and Z7 cameras. But those lenses defeat the purpose of having a compact camera like the Z50. I hope that Nikon produces some pancake-sized fast primes for the Z50, like a 35mm and 50mm equivalent at f/1.8 or faster. They would make the Z50 the ideal street photography and pocketable travel camera in the Nikon arsenal. In the mean time, this lens will have to do.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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.