Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm F/4-6.3 VR Lens (1 January-20 February 2022)
The new NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR telephoto zoom lens is the ideal travel companion for those exploring both the world of photography, and the one around them. Its versatile focal length from 24mm-200mm allows you to capture a great diversity of scenes that include landscapes, portraits and close ups of the stunning sights you encounter. ‘Less is more’ is a golden rule of travel packing.
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THE LENS FOR EVERY OCCASION
Capture the vast array of experiences you’ll encounter, with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR’s true versatility. With 8.3x high-power zoom, the lens delivers a wide angle of view from 24mm to 200mm with FX-format cameras, or 36mm to 300mm with DX-format cameras. While that ensures it will excel with wide-angle street shots of bustling old towns, it possesses great quality for close-up photography as well, letting you capture your subjects in crisp detail and natural bokeh with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR’s minimum focus distance of 0.5m (at wide-angle) or 0.7m (at telephoto end), and maximum reproduction ratio of 0.28x.
STRIKE A PERFECT BALANCE
Carry the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR anywhere and everywhere your adventure takes you, thanks to its lightweight and compact body at approximately 570g. But don’t mistake lightweight for fragile. The employment of an aluminium-alloy mount, a first for NIKKOR lenses, ensures it’s robust and ready for the rigours of travel photography. With the large diameter and short focal length distance of the Z mount system, experience unchanged weight balance while shooting even when the lens is zoomed all the way in, as the lens elements were designed to ensure the front part of the lens doesn’t become too heavy.
From stunning landscapes to characterful faces, you will encounter some truly beautiful sights while you travel, and the outstanding optical performance of this lens is sure to do them justice. The Z mount system allows more light to enter the sensor, which helps achieve edge-to-edge sharpness and superior rendering performance that can be attained at every focal length.
The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is constructed to reduce chromatic aberration which means you can achieve higher optical performance with greater colour saturation, contrast and image detail with the employment of aspherical Extra Low-dispersion (ED) glass, ED glass and aspherical lens elements.When you need to take images with a low shutter speed, like telephoto shooting or night landscapes, the lens’ effective in-built Vibration Reduction (VR) of up to 5.0 stops1,2 provides sufficient compensation effect, ensuring that your shots are sharp and clear.
This lens deals exceptionally well with backlight and minimises ghosting and flaring effects, with the incorporation of ARNEO Coat. In addition, the focus-breathing reduction feature lets you minimise the amount of shifting between angles of view while adjusting focus, allowing for easier focus stacking and landscape shooting.
STEADY AND SMOOTH FOCUS
Some moments simply can’t be captured in a photograph, and that’s when the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR makes capturing high quality movies a breeze. Silence is golden when you’re filming and this lens is imperceptibly quiet thanks to an AF mechanism built with a stepping motor (STM), electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism and click-less control ring. The control ring lets you smoothly record with natural shifts in focus points and brightness levels.
8.3× HIGH-POWER ZOOM LENS THAT COVERS A WIDE ANGLE OF VIEW FROM 24 TO 200 MM FOCAL LENGTH
Optimal balance between a compact, lightweight design and wide zoom range was pursued while maximizing the advantages of the Z mount system. With a light and compact body of approx. 570 g, a wide variety of scenes can be captured while maintaining mobility during travel and in everyday use.
WIDE ANGLE OF VIEW THAT ALLOWS THE CAPTURE OF DIVERSE SCENES DURING TRAVEL WITH A SINGLE LENS
Wide coverage of angle of view from 24 mm to 200 mm supports various scenes and subjects such as wide-spread landscapes with the wide-angle range and distant subjects with the telephoto range. This versatile lens is convenient, for example, during travel where baggage might usually become bulky. The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR can also be used as a lens that covers up to telephoto 300 mm (35mm-format equivalent) when image area is set to DX format or when it is attached to the Z 50 camera, expanding the shooting field and opportunities.
LIGHT AND COMPACT DESIGN THAT ENABLES THE USER TO CARRY IT AROUND ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Thanks to the Z mount system, high optical performance, compact design and a weight of only 570 g are realized, allowing you to carry it around and capture every moment that you encounter. An aluminum mount is used for the first time in a NIKKOR lens, achieving light weight while attaining superb durability. Also, thanks to the large-diameter Z mount, the front lens elements can be made smaller and the rear lens elements larger. Consequently, the center of gravity when zooming has been more carefully considered, providing comfortable shooting with unchanged weight balance even when the lens is zoomed in. Smaller front lens elements also contribute to achieving a filter-attachment size of 67 mm – smaller than any competitive model.
EASY-TO-USE LENS THAT CAN APPROACH MORE BOLDLY AND CAPTURE IN LARGER SIZE EVEN IN CONFINED PLACES
Despite being a telephoto zoom lens, the minimum focus distance of 0.5 m at the wide-angle end and 0.7 m at the telephoto end, as well as the maximum reproduction ratio of 0.28× are realized; thus allowing you to approach more boldly to a subject and take pictures in large size. You can now shoot table-top photos while sitting down in a café, as well as create impressive expression such as making flowers blurred in the background with close-up photography using the telephoto range.
OUTSTANDING OPTICAL PERFORMANCE THAT CAN DEPICT A DIVERSITY OF SCENES WITH HIGH IMAGE QUALITY
Various lens elements that offer superior aberration-correction capability and high-performance anti-reflection coating systems are employed to enable the capture of high-quality images for both stills and movies.
Thanks to the large diameter and short flange focal distance of the Z mount system, the rear lens elements can be made larger, delivering high optical performance despite a compact design. Also, in addition to the two ED glass and two aspherical elements, an aspherical ED glass element is employed to realize high optical performance as well as a compact design, demonstrating superior resolution across the entire frame even at the maximum aperture.
EFFECTIVELY COMPENSATED AXIAL CHROMATIC ABERRATION
In the optical system, two ED glass, two aspherical lens and one aspherical ED glass elements are incorporated, providing sharp images without color bleeding.
REDUCED GHOST AND OUTSTANDING POINT-IMAGE REPRODUCTION
ARNEO Coat is adopted in this lens for the first time in a non-S-Line lens, achieving clear images with less ghost and flare, even at wide-angle 24 mm that is likely to include the sun within the frame. Moreover, because point light sources can be reproduced as point images even in the peripheral areas of the frame at the maximum aperture, beautiful night landscape shots can be captured during travel.
HIGH MOVIE PERFORMANCE WITH QUIET OPERATION AND SUPERB USABILITY
Usability has been intensively considered not only for still shooting but also for movie recording. High movie performance is realized via the adoption of a variety of features that enable smooth and comfortable recording, such as superior subject tracking during zooming operation.
QUIET OPERATION THAT PREVENTS LENS DRIVE AND OPERATION SOUNDS FROM BEING RECORDED
Employing an STM (stepping motor) in the AF mechanism and diaphragm mechanism ensures outstandingly quiet operation. Operation sound is also reduced with a control ring that allows click-less operation, letting you record in quiet situations without worrying about any annoying sounds being recorded.
Smooth operational feel of both the zoom ring and control ring enables natural movie expression by realizing gradual and natural change of angle of view, focus and exposure. A function selected from various options such as focus, ISO sensitivity, aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned on the control ring, which can help achieve more comfortable movie recording and smooth operation.
Reduces shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus, realizing more natural recording even when the focus point changes, e.g. from the subject in the foreground to the background.
Enables smooth and stable aperture control that delivers natural exposure changes when recording.
VIBRATION REDUCTION (VR) WITH AN EFFECT OF 5.0 STOPS* (BASED ON CIPA STANDARD) IS EMPLOYED
Highly effective vibration reduction (VR) that provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 5.0 stops* faster is incorporated in the lens body. Thanks to this, even while shooting with slow shutter speeds, camera shake can be effectively compensated, thus expanding your range of expression. You can reliably focus on shutter opportunities because vibration is effectively reduced even for telephoto shooting, night landscapes and low-light indoor shots that are likely to cause camera shake. * This value is achieved when attached to a FX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
– Type: Nikon Z mount
– Format: FX/35mm
– Focal length: 24-200 mm
– Maximum aperture: f/ 4 to 6.3
– Minimum aperture: f/ 22 to 36
– Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (including 2 ED elements, 1 aspherical ED element, 2 aspherical elements, and elements with an ARNEO coat and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
– Angle of view: FX format: 84° to 12° 20‘ DX format: 61° to 8°
– Focal length scale: Graduated in millimeters (24, 35, 50, 70, 105, 135, 200)
– Focusing system: Internal focusing system
– Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.28 x
– VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
– Vibration reduction: Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
– Number of diaphragm blades: 7 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
– Coating: Fluorine coat, ARNEO coat
– Filter-attachment size: 67 mm
– Internal focusing
– Focusing: Auto, Manual
Travelling is all about making memories, and if you capture them, they won’t fade with time.