Nikkor Z 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR DX

bythom nikon 50-250

Thom's Commentary: As part of the two-lens-with-camera bundles, this lens is a clear bargain. No, it's not the best telephoto lens in the world, but for a kit telephoto lens, it's actually very, very good, and two-lens kit pricing is low enough that you should strongly consider it when buying a camera. This lens is a natural travel companion to the 16-50mm for DX users. Like the 16-50mm, the 50-250mm collapses for travel, keeping it travel and bag friendly. The combo gives you 24-375mm equivalent in two small, light lenses. The telephoto end is the weak end, but it’s still good and quite usable. Close focus performance nets basically 1:4, which while not macro range, is still respectable. There’s no tripod foot, and again you have to buy a lens hood (strongly encouraged with this lens). The VR on this lens seems to work very well on the Z30/Z50/Zfc bodies. Recommended Read Thom's Full Review of the 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens

  • Coverage: crop sensor (DX)
  • Build: dust and drip resistant, retracts for travel, plastic bayonet
  • Optic design:
    • 16 elements in 12 groups
    • 1 ED element
  • Angle of view: 6-31° diagonal
  • Aperture:
    • f/4.5 to f/16 (at 50mm)
    • 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Stabilization: VR (5 stops CIPA)
  • Focus: 
    • autofocus, internal focus
    • 20" (0.5m at 50mm best case) minimum focus
    • 1:4.3 maximum magnification ratio
  • Filter: 62mm filter size
  • Lens hood: optional HB-90A
  • Size and weight:
    • 4.4" (110mm) long (retracted for travel; zoom extends)
    • 3" (74mm) diameter
    • 14.3 ounces (405g)
  • Model number: 20085
  • Other: Shutter Type must be set to Auto or Electronic
  • Price: US$350
  • Announced: October 10, 2019

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