Where Are Z Lenses Made?

Unlike the Z cameras, which are all made in Thailand, Nikon manufacturers Nikkor lenses for the Z-mount in three countries (and I believe in at least four different facilities). 

A few higher end, more intricate lenses are made in the Tochigi plant in Japan, which has limited capacity:

  • 24-70mm f/2.8 S
  • 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT
  • 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
  • 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
  • 600mm f/4 TC VR S

The majority of Z-mount Nikkors are made in Nikon's primary Thailand manufacturing facility alongside the cameras. You'll note that over half of these lenses are also available in camera bundles (marked with *), which explains why it makes sense to make them in the same plant (though for some reason the 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is not).

  • 14-24mm f/2.8 S
  • 14-30mm f/4 S
  • 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR DX*
  • 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR DX*
  • 24-70mm f/4 S*
  • 24-120mm f/4 S*
  • 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR*
  • 28mm f/2.8*
  • 40mm f/2*
  • 50mm f/1.2 S
  • 50mm f/1.8 S
  • 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR DX*
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
  • 105mm f/2.8 VR S

The remaining Nikkor Z-mount lenses are made in China. As far as I can discern, that occurs at both a Tamron facility in Foshan China (marked with #) as well as one or possibly two Nikon facilities:

  • 17-28mm f/2.8#
  • 20mm f/1.8 S
  • 24mm f/1.8 S
  • 24-50mm f/4-6.3*
  • 28-75mm f/2.8#
  • 35mm f/1.8 S
  • 50mm f/2.8 MC
  • 85mm f/1.8 S
  • 400mm f/4.5 VR S
  • 800mm f/6.3 VR PF S
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