Nikon has released the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 PZ VR interchangeable lens, featuring the first Z-mount zoom mechanism for zoom control from a compatible camera (currently only available with the Z 30 and Z fc) or remote control. The Nikon Z lens is designed for cameras with sensors format Nikon DX (APS-C).
The angle of view of the new lens is equivalent to 18-42mm in 35mm format and is suitable, according to the manufacturer, for selfies and vlogging. The built-in “VR” camera shake correction mechanism is effective at 4.5 stops of exposure, NORMAL or SPORT modes can be selected.
The lens design consists of 12 elements in 11 groups (including 1 aspherical element) and a 7-blade diaphragm. The shortest shooting distance is 0.19 m at the entire zoom range. It is possible to install filters with a diameter of 67 mm, external dimensions are about Ø72 × 63.5 mm, and a weight is about 205 g.
Price and availability
The Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens can be pre-ordered through Bhphotovideo.com and Adorama.com websites for $356.95 and will go on sale in May.
NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 specifications
- Focal Length: 12 to 28mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18 to 42mm)
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 to 5.6
- Minimum Aperture: f/16 to 25
- Lens Mount: Nikon Z
- Lens Format Coverage: APS-C
- Angle of View: 99° to 53°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 7.5″ / 19 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.21x
- Optical Design: 12 Elements in 11 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
- Focus Type: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: Yes
- Front Filter Size: 67 mm
- Dimensions (ø x L): 2.8 x 2.5″ / 72 x 63.5 mm
- Weight: 7.2 oz / 205 g
Earlier this year, Nikon introduced two new Nikon Z lenses: NIKKOR Z 85mm f1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f2.8. These lenses are designed to deliver exceptional image quality, versatility, and speed to Nikon Z-series mirrorless camera users.