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Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens

Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens

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The Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR is a handhold-able super telephoto zoom lens with incredible reach, with 5.5 stops of VR, offers TC compatibility and captures stunning quality when shooting distant subjects.


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  • Capture with a diverse range of super telephoto subjects with a high-quality lens, which weighs only around 2kg
  • 5.5 stops vibration reduction (VR) and a well-balanced design allow you to shoot handheld while maintaining image sharpness
  • Fast and quiet AF is provided by a stepping motor, which is ideal when shooting subjects which are sensitive to noise
  • Produce high-image quality even while using Z series teleconverters thanks to an advanced optical formula
  • Great option for stills and video, which is weather sealed, customisable and offers a versatile range for distant subjects
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Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens Summary

The Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is a versatile telephoto zoom lens designed for capturing distant subjects with exceptional detail and clarity. Whether you're into wildlife photography, birding or aviation, this zoom provides an extensive focal range to bring subjects closer in the frame. Additionally, its lightweight design and impressive vibration reduction (VR) technology make it versatile enough for sports, landscapes, video and close-up tele macro photography.

Nikon's advanced optical design delivers sharp, high-resolution detail, even when paired with Z Series teleconverters, which offer an extended range of up to 1200mm. The lens's 5.5 stops optical stabilisation, combined with Sport mode in compatible cameras such as the Z8 and Z9, stabilises the viewfinder image, enabling you to capture fast and unpredictable subjects with ease.


Fast and quiet STM is spot-on when photographing wildlife without disturbing your subjects, while tracking is particularly effective when combined with Animal or Vehicle subject detection, which is found throughout the Nikon mirrorless camera range. This Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR is naturally well-suited for outdoor use, thanks to its weather sealing, internal zoom mechanism and Fluorine coating that helps to repel dirt and moisture. Customisable buttons further enhance the convenience and flexibility of this lens, for a seamless workflow when you need to react in an instant.

Key Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens Features

  • Lightweight super telephoto zoom lens for FX mirrorless cameras
  • Up to 5.5 stops vibration reduction (VR)
  • Ideal for both stills and video recording
  • 1.3m minimum focus distance (wide end)
  • 0.25x maximum reproduction ratio
  • High-speed stepping motor (STM)
  • Four customisable Fn buttons
  • Fluorine coating and reliable weather sealing
  • 95mm front filter thread
  • 9-blade rounded aperture
  • Weighs approx. 2140g including removable tripod foot
  • Compatible with Z series TC Z 1.4x Teleconverter and Z 2.0x Teleconverter

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Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens in More Detail

Exceptional image quality

Behind the Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens’s exceptional performance lies a sophisticated optical formula, comprising 25 elements in 17 groups. This careful arrangement includes 6 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and 1 aspherical element, working harmoniously to deliver superb image quality.


Thanks to this design, chromatic aberrations, distortions and image clarity are well controlled, resulting in stunningly clear and vibrant photographs. The front element is also coated with Fluorine, providing added protection and easy maintenance when cleaning your lens.

The 9-bladed aperture diaphragm helps to achieve smoother bokeh and softer defocus areas in order to isolate your subject from messy distractions.

Extreme reach for creative opportunities

With its broad focal range, the Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens offers the opportunity to capture a diverse range of distant subjects. These of course include wildlife photography, bird and aviation photography, through to sports and long lens landscape photography.

The lens not only excels at capturing distant subjects, but also allows you to explore the beauty of close-range photography. With a minimum focus distance of just 2.4m at 600mm and 1.3m at 180mm, you can dive into a world of frame-filling details and captivating compositions.


Whether you're photographing wildlife in its natural habitat or capturing intricate textures and patterns, this lens empowers you to isolate and highlight the essence of your subjects.

Powerful optical image stabilisation

Experience the freedom of handheld shooting with the Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens. Designed with portability in mind, this lens weighs just 2140g (with tripod foot), allowing you to capture stunning super telephoto shots without the need for a tripod.

Equipped with Nikon's powerful optical VR (vibration reduction) technology, you can confidently zoom, pan, and tilt while maintaining sharpness and stability. With an impressive 5.5 stops of advantage, you can shoot at lower ISO settings, resulting in cleaner images and greater flexibility in various shooting conditions. Even in challenging situations such as strong winds or low-light environments, the VR technology compensates for camera shake, ensuring your shots remain steady and crisp.

Optimised AF for stills and video

The Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is equipped with advanced autofocus capabilities, ensuring optimal performance when capturing fast-moving subjects in both stills and video. With its optimised AF system, you can rely on precise and swift focusing, even in challenging shooting scenarios.

The lens features a high-speed STM (stepping motor) that operates quietly, making it perfect for situations where you need to maintain a low profile, such as while photographing wildlife or capturing events without disturbing the scene. The quiet and smooth focusing mechanism allows you to concentrate on your subjects without causing any distractions.


When paired with Nikon Z mirrorless cameras that offer Animal or Vehicle subject detection, the lens's tracking performance is exceptionally reliable. Whether you're photographing wildlife in their natural habitat or capturing fast-moving vehicles, the combination of the Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens and Nikon Z mirrorless cameras ensures rock-steady tracking, enabling you to confidently capture the decisive moment with precision and clarity.

Teleconverters provide even greater reach

Expand your telephoto capabilities even further with Nikon’s Z Series teleconverters. With the Z TC 2.0x, you can extend the focal length to a whopping 1600mm, while the Z TC 1.4x takes you to 840mm. Teleconverters provide additional reach while maintaining excellent image quality thanks to the inclusion of six ED glass elements, which reduce axial chromatic aberrations when the TC is attached.

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A combination of long reach and quiet focusing ensures you can capture stunning movies with sharp subjects and compressed backgrounds. Optical VR helps keep your scene steady, while the angle of view is maintained due to suppressed focus breathing when tracking subjects.


The lens is designed with reliable weather sealing, offering protection against dust and moisture, for confident use in harsher environmental conditions without worrying about potential damage.

Additionally, the lens features an internal zoom mechanism, which means that the lens barrel size remains consistent throughout the range. This design not only provides convenience but also helps to prevent dirt and dust from entering the lens, ensuring reliable performance over time.

To further enhance its durability and ease of maintenance, the lens is equipped with a Fluorine coating on the front element. This coating effectively repels oils, moisture, and smudges, making it easier to clean the lens and maintain its optical quality.

Ergonomics is well thought out, with Nikon designing a lens which is able to zoom from 180mm to 600mm with just a light 70º turn of the zoom ring. Four customisable buttons further enhance your workflow, which can be programmed along with the customisable control ring for quick adjustments to settings without needing to move your eye away from the EVF.


A removable tripod foot lowers weight when you aren’t shooting from a tripod or monopod, and the lens hood includes a locking feature to prevent it from accidentally disengaging. If you’re looking for a great telephoto without the same long reach, consider the Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens, which benefits from a constant fixed aperture as well as teleconverter compatibility.

What’s in the box

  • Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens
  • HB-109 Lens Hood
  • LF-N1 Rear Cap
  • LC-95B Lens Cap
  • CL-C6 Lens Case

Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens Specifications

Lens format

FX (full-frame) Nikon Z mount

Focal length


Aperture range

f/5.6-6.3 – f/32-f/36

Angle of view

FX: 13º 40’ to 4º 10’

DX: 9º to 2º 40’

Focusing system

STM / Internal focusing

Minimum focus distance

180mm: 1.3m

200mm: 1.36m

300mm: 1.67m

400mm: 1.94m

500mm: 2.19m

600mm: 2.4m

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded)

VR (vibration reduction)

5.5 stops

Filter thread attachment size


Size (diameter x length)

Approx. 110mm x 315.5mm


Approx 2140g (including tripod foot)

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Best For Astro: Yes
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Our Verdict

The Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is a highly capable and versatile tool for outdoor telephoto photography, delivering outstanding image quality, reliable performance and customisable features to meet the demands of varied shooting situations.

With a single lightweight zoom lens you can explore subjects such as birds and aviation, or isolate distant details in compressed landscapes, as well as capturing captivating wildlife moments with confidence. Each shot showcases Nikon’s commitment to producing optics which deliver outstanding image quality, bringing your subjects closer in the frame with clarity and sharpness.

From intricate floral details to subtle expressions on a subject's face, the Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR enables you to capture moments of beauty and significance with greater precision. You can go from the wide end of the through to 600mm with just a small turn of the zoom ring, and gain an impressive reach of 1200mm by adding a mirrorless Z series teleconverter.

With its robust weather sealing, internal zoom mechanism and Fluorine coating, the Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is built to withstand challenging shooting conditions while providing exceptional image quality for both stills and video. It offers peace of mind and reliable performance, rock steady AF and stabilisation, all of which allow you to focus on your creativity without worrying about the elements.

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Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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