Nikon today announced the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f3.5–6.3 VR lens for some time in their lens roadmaps for the beginning of November 2021. It offers high image quality and versatility for shooting with wide-angle, standard, and telephoto focal lengths.
The advanced DX lens is the ideal travel companion and has great optics for both wide-angle and close-up shots, so it can be used in any photographic scenario – from expansive landscapes to elaborate portraits.
The easy-to-use lens eliminates the need for a large equipment bag. It weighs only 315 g and with a focal length range of 18 to 140 mm (angle of view corresponding to 27 to 210 mm for 35mm or the Nikon FX-format) offers a good balance between low weight for excellent mobility and optimal equipment for typical travel scenes.
The built-in image stabilizer counteracts camera shake and allows users to take photos with up to five f-stops longer exposure times. The result is sharp and blur-free images even in poor lighting conditions – both indoors and at night.
The Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f3.5–6.3 VR lens also supports sharp and smooth video recordings, thereby increasing its status as an all-around lens. The autofocus is fast and works great with the Z camera’s Eye AF to keep focus exactly where it is needed. The result is beautiful to travel and adventure shots.
The DX lens is weatherproof and sealed against dust and water droplets, so it can be used in almost all environments.
Price and availability
The Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f3.5–6.3 VR lens is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com, Adorama.com, and Amazon.com websites; and is expected to be available from the beginning of November 30th, 2021 at a recommended retail price of $596.95.
Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f3.5–6.3 VR specifications
- Focal Length: 18 to 140mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 210mm)
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 to 6.3
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 to 40
- Lens Mount: Nikon Z
- Format Compatibility: APS-C
- Angle of View: 76° to 11° 30′
- Minimum Focus Distance: 20 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.33x
- Optical Design: 17 Elements in 13 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
- Focus Type: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: Yes
- Front Filter Size: 62 mm
- Dimensions (ø x L): 73 x 90 mm
- Weight: 11.1 oz / 315 g
Recently, Nikon has also introduced the Nikkor Z 40mm F2 compact and lightweight fixed focal length lens for the Nikon mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame Z-System. On a camera with an image sensor in the APS-C or DX-format like the Nikon Z fc or Z 50, the lens corresponds to a 60mm.