- 5.5-Stop VR Image Stabilization
- Programmable Control Ring
- Compatible with Z-Series Teleconverters
- Customizable Function Buttons
The Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is a remarkable super-telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for Z-series mirrorless cameras. It delivers exceptional sharpness throughout its zoom range, offering an unparalleled experience. Tailored to meet the exacting requirements of sports and wildlife photographers, this lens encompasses a wide telephoto range, enabling the capture of exhilarating photos and videos. Despite its impressive capabilities, it boasts a compact and lightweight design, ensuring convenience during use.
This lens incorporates six ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements that enhance light transmission and reduce light dispersion. As a result, chromatic aberrations and color fringing are effectively eliminated throughout the entire zoom range, delivering remarkable clarity and accurate colors.
Additionally, a single aspherical glass element is employed to minimize distortion and coma when shooting at wide apertures. This element also contributes to a more compact and lightweight design, which is particularly advantageous for super-telephoto zoom lenses.
To ensure durability and ease of maintenance, the lens features a FLC fluorine coating. This coating effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, allowing for easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Its robustness enables frequent wiping without compromising its anti-reflective properties, resulting in clear and pristine image capture.
Autofocus and Vibration Reduction
Featuring an STM stepping motor, this lens ensures rapid, accurate, smooth, and silent autofocus, minimizing any potential wobbling. The STM motor guarantees exceptional autofocus performance suitable for both still photography and video applications, delivering seamless and quiet operation.
The A/M mode, which stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode, facilitates a seamless transition from autofocus to manual focus during AF operation, providing convenience and flexibility in shooting.
With an internal focusing lens design, the lens maintains its compact size throughout zooming and autofocus operations. This design also enables the lens to achieve a compact form factor and close focusing distances.
Capturing intricate details and subjects up close is made possible by the lens's minimum focusing distance of 4.3' and a maximum magnification of 0.25x at the 180mm zoom position.
To enhance image stability, the lens incorporates a built-in optical Vibration Reduction (VR) system. This technology compensates for camera shake and effectively reduces blur, equivalent to a 5.5-stop faster shutter speed, especially when tracking fast-moving subjects during panning shots.
Handling and Design
The lens excels at capturing subjects at its widest setting, allowing for easy subject location. With just a 70° rotation of the zoom ring, you can seamlessly extend the focal length all the way to 600mm, achieving tight framing and stunning background compression.
Intuitive control is at your fingertips with customizable control ring and function buttons, enabling swift adjustments to exposure settings and other functions.
Designed to withstand tough conditions, the lens features a durable and weather-sealed barrel. Additionally, a front fluorine coating enhances its resilience for use in inclement weather.
When shooting with a monopod or tripod, the rotating tripod collar provides stability and secure mounting.
Expanding your creative possibilities, the lens is compatible with Nikon Z-series teleconverters. By using the 1.4x teleconverter, you can extend the effective focal length to 840mm, and with the 2x teleconverter, you can reach an impressive 1200mm focal length while maintaining image quality.
|Focal Length||180 to 600mm|
|Maximum Aperture||f/5.6 to 6.3|
|Minimum Aperture||f/32 to 36|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||9° to 2° 40'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||4.27' / 1.3 m|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:4|
|Optical Design||25 Elements in 17 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Tripod Collar||Removable and Rotating|
|Filter Size||95 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (Ø x L)||4.3 x 12.4" / 110 x 315.5 mm|
|Weight||4.3 lb / 1.95 kg|