Take the long shot and bring the action closer in crisp, high-resolution detail with the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens. Built to meet the demands of wildlife and sports photography, Nikon combines a powerful AF performance with 5.5-stops of optical VR and intuitive ergonomics that maximise agility to provide users with a more flexible super-telephoto lens and greater creative potential.
Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens Key Features:
- Bring the action closer with Nikon’s 180-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens
- Covers popular focal lengths for wildlife, sports & aircraft photography
- Premium construction featuring 25 glass elements in 17 groups
- Includes 6 ED & 1 Aspherical element to correct aberrations
- High-resolution detail & sharpness across the entire zoom range
- Extended depth of field control with f5.6 maximum aperture
- Shoot close range with a 1.3m minimum focusing distance
- 9-blade aperture diaphragm for naturally circular bokeh
- Fast, precise & near-silent autofocussing with high-speed STM
- Internal zoom mechanism for balanced handheld shooting
- 5.5 stop advantage with in-lens Vibration Reduction (VR)
- Dedicated SPORT Mode stabilises the viewfinder image
- Optimised for video with focus breathing suppression
- Reach further with the Nikon Z 2.0x & 1.4x teleconverters
- Reliable sealing protects against dust & water droplets
- 95m attachment for using optional filters & accessories
- Control ring & 4 customisable Fn buttons for intuitive handling
- More compact & lightweight than competing models
Expanded Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens Key Features:
Built to meet the high demands of wildlife and sports photography, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens features an incredible 25 glass elements arranged into 17 groups to deliver outstanding resolution and detail-rich clarity even at great distances. To cement this lens as an industry leader, Nikon includes six ED elements designed to reduce axial chromatic aberrations and improve performance when paired with teleconverters. Combined with the large f5.6 maximum aperture, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens provides extended control over depth-of-field, effectively separating the subject from the background for striking results that bring the action closer. Bokeh also looks natural and circular thanks to the 9-bladed diaphragm.
Equipped with a high-speed stepping motor (STM), the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens is optimised for shooting fast-moving subjects in both stills and videos. Accurately tracking subjects is rock-steady and can be used with Nikon Z mirrorless cameras featuring Animal or Vehicle subject detection for even better results. In line with its position as a dedicated lens for wildlife, the STM is also near-silent, leaving timid subjects undeterred and the audio free from operational sounds.
Optimised for Video
Combining long reach with quiet focusing makes the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens an excellent option for shooting video. Taking video optimisation a step further, Nikon has also included focus breathing suppression to keep the angle view consistent whilst tracking subjects as they move towards or away from the lens. Paired with the 5.5-stop advantage the optical VR provides, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens keeps handheld footage steady, minimising the need for extra stabilisers and helping users to get the shot.
Whilst most telephoto lenses are known for being bulky, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens has a streamlined build to increase user agility. Weighing only 1955g, this is one of the more comfortable telephoto lenses for shooting handheld. Operating the lens is just as easy; a light 70-degree turn of the zoom ring is all it takes to transition from the 180mm end up to 600mm. The Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens also has four customisable Fn buttons and a control ring that users can operate without taking their eye off the viewfinder.
Knowing that capturing wildlife gives rise to more challenging shooting conditions, Nikon has sealed the Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens to prevent dust and water droplets from entering the barrel. This reliable sealing allows photographers to shoot outdoors comfortably, knowing their kit is safe in less favourable climates. Reinforcing Nikon’s dedication to maximising protection, the Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens benefits from an internal zoom mechanism - as the lens doesn’t move during zooming, there are fewer places for dust to accumulate. Nikon has also used an additional fluorine coating to repel oil, moisture, and smudges from the front element.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens
- 1 x Lens Cap LC-95B
- 1 x Rear Cap LE-N1
- 1 x Lens Hood HB-109
- 1 x Lens Case CL-C6
What types of photography are suitable for the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens?
The broad 180-600mm range easily covers the most popular focal lengths for shooting wildlife, birds and aircraft. This lens also has plenty of flexibility, making it an excellent option for sports and landscapes.
What focal length can I achieve with the Nikon Z series teleconverters?
When pairing your Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens with the TC-2.0x teleconverter, you can get up to 1600mm. With the TC-1.4x teleconverter, you can get up to 840mm. Nikon Z series teleconverters are optional but are a great way to extend your reach even further for capturing more challenging subjects at a greater distance.
Can I use filters with the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens?
Yes, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens has a 95mm attachment that allows photographers to use filters and other optional accessories.
How compact is the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens?
Although this is a relatively large lens, it manages a smaller and more lightweight build than competing models on the market. The Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens measures approximately 110mm x 315.5mm and weighs 2140g, including the tripod foot, or 1955g without.
Does the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens have a tripod foot?
Yes, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens comes with a removable tripod foot for mounting your lens when you want extra stability.
What is the minimum focusing distance for the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens?
The minimum focusing distance for the Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Lens depends on the focal length. See below:
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- 180mm zoom position: 1.3m
- 200mm zoom position: 1.36m
- 300mm zoom position: 1.67m
- 400mm zoom position: 1.94m
- 500mm zoom position: 2.19m
- 600mm zoom position: 2.4m