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Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.56.3 VR Wide Angle Lens

Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.56.3 VR Wide Angle Lens

Product Code: 3243310D


The new Nikon Z DX 16-50mm VR zoom lens is the second in the completely new DX-format mirrorless stable, providing vibration reduction, close focus and silent control ring for movie recording.

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  • Superb walk-around lens with versatile focal range for a wealth of opportunities
  • Excellent option for photos and movies with useful workhorse zoom range
  • Capable of capturing stunning 4K movies and sharp images
  • Stable footage and more sharp images thanks to a 4.5 stop vibration control system
  • Quick and easy to use retractable-lens mechanism ready in a heartbeat
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Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens Summary

As Nikon extend their DX crop sensor camera offerings they are releasing a number of compatible crop format lenses inlacing this portable mirrorless Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR zoom lens. It has been designed to provide a 24-75mm equivalent focal range (in FX format) providing exceptional versatility for subjects as diverse as landscapes, portraits, video and many others.

Results are sharp and clear through the zoom range, with sharp details resolving thanks to Nikon’s use of 9 elements arranged in 7 groups which include special optics of 1 ED element and 4 aspherical elements. At the wide end minimum focus distance is just 0.20 m enabling extreme close-ups to be captured across the 83° field of view.

Key features

  • Designed for DX format Nikon mirrorless cameras
  • Silent control ring to adjust manual focus, exposure compensation and aperture
  • In-lens Vibration Reduction assists with up to 4.5 stops of vibration control
  • Retractable-lens mechanism
  • Ultra compact weighing just 135 grams
  • Extremely compact 46 mm filter thread for adding lens filters cost effectively

This standard zoom lens has proven so popular Nikon redesigned in as the Silver Edition Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 SE VR to accompany the launch of the retro style Z fc camera. It can also be found as part of an excellent Z fc Camera and Z 16-50mm lens kit for those seeking a body and lens option.

Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens Specifications

Aperture range

f/3.5 to 6.3 - f/22 to 40

Lens construction

9 elements in 7 groups (including 1 ED element and 4 aspherical elements)

Angle of view

83° to 31° 30' (DX crop sensor image area)

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Minimum focus distance

16 mm zoom position: 0.25 m (0.82 ft), 24 mm zoom position: 0.2 m (0.66 ft), 35 mm zoom position: 0.23 m (0.76 ft), 50 mm zoom position: 0.3 m (0.99 ft) (measured from focal plane)

Maximum reproduction ratio


Vibration reduction

Yes. Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

No. of diaphragm blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter attachment size

46 mm

Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)

Approx. 70 mm/2.8 in. maximum diameter x 32 mm/1.3 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)


Approx. 135 g (4.8 oz.)

Internal focusing

Yes internal AF

What’s in the box

  • Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens
  • Lens Cap LC-46B
  • Rear Cap LF-N1 for Nikon Z mount lenses
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Offer Category: Camera Lenses
Offer Product Type: Nikon Z Mount
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Our Verdict

Whichever subjects you shoot if you have a Nikon DX camera this is a must-have optic. The focal range is as versatile as the lens is light, providing ample opportunity to capture street scenes, portraits, landscapes and captivating video. The lens is just wide enough for engaging selfie images and vlogging, joining the new retro concept Z fc camera in a number of lens kits. At just 135 g you can bring this along anywhere whilst remaining light and fast including on travels and adventures.

Low light is matched by the use of coil motors providing up to 4.5 stops of vibration reduction resulting in more keepers and less blur. If you shoot portraits and isolate your subjects the rounded diaphragm can achieve nice bokeh, particularly when the subject is a good distance in front of the background. The Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm is an excellent content creators lens with a versatile range, lightweight design and excellent results for video and photos.

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    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • 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.
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    • 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.

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