As the first Z series Power Zoom lens, the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR is a compact and well-balanced choice optimised for vloggers, movie makers and photographers alike. With a versatile 12-28mm focal range, a 0.19m minimum focus distance, 11 different zoom speeds, and up to 4.5 stops of vibration reduction, this lens is perfect for covering various subjects, scenes and everything in between.
Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens Key Features:
- Ultra wide-angle zoom for DX mirrorless Z mount cameras
- 12-28-mm focal range perfect for selfies, landscapes and more
- Premium construction featuring 12 elements in 11 groups
- Includes 1 ED glass element and 1 aspherical lens element
- The first Z lens equipped with a power zoom and linear drive
- Smooth and natural zooming when recording video or vlogging
- Customisable zoom speed with 11 steps to choose from
- The internal zoom mechanism maintains a constant length
- Up to 4.5-stops optical image stabilisation reduces blur
- 0.19m minimum focus distance throughout the entire range
- 0.21x maximum reproduction ratio for unique perspectives
- 7-blade rounded diaphragm for naturally circular bokeh
- Fast and accurate AF performance with Nikon’s STM
- Customisable control ring for controlling parameters
- A compact and lightweight design that is travel-friendly
Expanded Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens Key Features:
As a Nikon lens, the Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR benefits from industry-leading manufacturing that guarantees users high-quality results. Continuing Nikon’s reputation for premium optics, this addition to the Z series line of lenses uses 12 elements arranged into 11 groups, including one ED and one aspherical element. This careful combination of glass elements delivers incredibly sharp and detail-rich images across the entire zoom range.
When paired with a 0.19m minimum focusing distance and 0.21x maximum reproduction ratio, the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens is highly versatile. Users can get closer to subjects for uniquely frame-filling perspectives at any focal length. And with a 12-28mm focal range and wide f3.5-5.6 aperture, this lens lends itself to everything from sweeping landscapes to dynamic close-ups with bokeh, covering various subjects, scenes and everything in between.
Power Zoom Lens
As the first Z series power zoom lens, the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR provides the DX market with a lightweight zoom lens wide enough for vlogging, movie making, and photography. This lens encourages users to get creative with 11 different zoom speeds for natural and smooth zooming that can build atmosphere slowly or zoom in quickly to capture a reaction. Controlling the zoom is just as flexible, with options to use programmable buttons on your mirrorless camera, an optional remote controller, or the SnapBridge app.
Optimised for Video
Further reinforcing this lens as an invaluable option for vloggers is the 4.5 stops of built-in vibration reduction. This feature helps users capture blur-free video on the fly, even when walking around or shooting handheld. Users can also customise VR modes on their camera with a dedicated Sports Mode for capturing the height of the action or a Normal Mode for presenting to the camera whilst on the move.
The silent, clickless control ring for changing parameters solidifies the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR as a lens wholly optimised for video. Functions such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to the ring, giving videographers tactile parameter control without any unwanted operational noise.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens
- 1 x Rear Lens Cap LC-67B
- 1 x Front Lens Cap LF-N1
What types of photography is the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens for?
Thanks to its incredibly versatile 12-28mm focal range and power zoom function, the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens is perfect for vloggers, moviemakers, and photographers wanting to fit more in the frame. And, with a 0.19m minimum focusing distance, this lens suits various subjects and scenes, including landscapes, selfies, tabletop shots and dynamic close-ups.
What are the dimensions of the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens?
The Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens benefits from a compact and travel-friendly build, measuring approximately 72 × 63.5 mm in size and weighing only 205g.
Will the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens work with a gimbal?
The Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens combines a lightweight build with a well-balanced internal zoom design. As the barrel doesn’t extend when zooming, this lens maintains a stable centre of gravity - perfect for use with a gimbal or stabiliser.
Can I attach filters to the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens?
Yes. The Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens is compatible with 67 mm filters. Users can also swap out filters while the Nikon HB-112 lens hood (sold separately) is still attached to the lens.
What do DX, PZ and VR mean?
DX, PZ and VR are terms used by Nikon to refer to format (DX), the power zoom function (PZ) and vibration reduction (VR). Lenses labelled ‘DX’ are designed for mirrorless systems featuring a smaller APS-C-sized crop sensor.
Is the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens weatherproof?
Yes. The lens barrel and all moving parts of the Nikon Z 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 DX PZ VR Lens are weather-sealed to protect against dust and water droplets - providing creators with total flexibility in harsher shooting environments.
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