Nikon Rumors, a trusted source for photography enthusiasts, has recently unveiled some tantalizing details about Nikon’s latest innovation, the APS-C wide-angle zoom Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens. This cutting-edge lens is designed specifically for Nikon’s Z-series DX cameras, boasting an array of features that will surely ignite the imaginations of both videographers and still photographers alike.
Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens technical specifications:
- Type: Nikon Z-series mount
- Format: DX
- Focal length: 12 – 28mm
- Maximum aperture: f/3.5 to 5.6
- Minimum aperture: f/16 to 25
- Lens structure: 12 lenses in 11 groups (including 1 ED lens and 1 aspherical lens)
- DX format: 99° to 53°
- Focus system: Internal focusing system
- Minimum focusing distance (measured from the focal plane): 0.19m at all zoom positions
- Maximum reproduction rate: 0.21x
- VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization: Yes
- Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
- Number of diaphragm blades: 7 (round aperture)
- Aperture range:
- 12mm zoom position: f/3.5 to 16
- 28mm zoom position: f/5.6 to 25
- Filter size: 67 mm
- Dimensions: 72mm x 63.5mm
- Weight: approx. 205g
- Autofocus: Yes
- Internal focus: Yes
- Focusing: Automatic, Manual
- Supplied accessories: LC-67B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (back cap)
Measuring a mere 63.5mm in length and weighing a mere 205 grams, the Z DX 12-28mm PZ VR lens is an absolute featherweight in the world of camera lenses. But don’t let its diminutive size fool you – this lens punches well above its weight class when it comes to performance. The power zoom function allows for effortless remote control of zooming in, zooming out, and adjusting zoom speed, making it a dream come true for vloggers, selfie enthusiasts, and anyone seeking to capture smooth, cinematic footage with gimbaled videos.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Z DX 12-28mm PZ VR lens is its versatility. Designed with video in mind, this lens is also a formidable tool for still photography. Its minimum focusing distance of 0.19m across the entire zoom range means that maximum magnification is achievable even at the longer end of 28mm, perfect for capturing stunning close-up shots with remarkable detail. In fact, Nikon lenses are renowned for their superior close-up performance compared to Sony lenses, with the Z DX 12-28mm PZ VR lens boasting even better performance than the Sony telephoto lens with a shortest shooting distance of 0.20m at 20mm.
With an equivalent angle of view of approximately 40mm and a reasonable working distance, the Z DX 12-28mm PZ VR lens is incredibly user-friendly and easy to handle in various shooting situations. Its compact size and lightweight design make it an ideal companion for on-the-go photographers and videographers, ensuring that you can capture your creative vision without feeling bogged down by heavy gear.
It’s worth noting that the Z DX 12-28mm PZ VR lens is a zoom lens that’s highly conscious of video production. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the maximum aperture varies depending on the focal length, which may require some adjustments when shooting with manual exposure. For optimal results, fixing the aperture to F5.6 at the telephoto end can yield stunning visuals with excellent depth of field, providing you with unparalleled creative control over your shots.
As Nikon’s latest addition to their esteemed lineup of lenses, the Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens is poised to take the world of photography by storm. With its compact size, lightweight design, and an array of cutting-edge features tailored for both video and still photography, this lens is undoubtedly a game-changer. Whether you’re a vlogger looking to up your video production game, a passionate photographer seeking to capture awe-inspiring close-up shots, or simply an enthusiast who demands the best in lens technology, the Z DX 12-28mm PZ VR lens is sure to exceed your expectations and elevate your creative pursuits to new heights. Stay tuned for the official announcement, as the release of this lens is imminent and promises to be a momentous event in the world of photography.
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