Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens

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Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR NIKKOR Lens Overview

Elevate your creative vision with the Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR NIKKOR Lens! This ultra-portable, ultra-wide-angle power zoom lens is designed explicitly for vlogging and is perfect for capturing stunning stills. Experience the full versatility of this lightweight DX mirrorless lens with its power zoom capabilities and impressive 12-28mm zoom range.

Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR NIKKOR Lens Features:

  • 12-28mm ultra-wide-angle zoom range
  • Power zoom function for smooth, steady zooming
  • Lightweight and well-balanced design for easy handling
  • In-lens Vibration Reduction for clear, blur-free shots
  • Made for video, great for stills

Made for Video. Great for Stills.

This lens is designed with videographers in mind, offering an incredible power zoom function and Vibration Reduction to make capturing the perfect shot a breeze. Plus, it’s great for still photography too! Get those ultra-wide-angle shots without any hassle or compromise on quality.

12-28mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Range

Capture the whole scene or zoom in on your subject easily using the 12-28mm ultra-wide-angle zoom range. This versatile lens allows you to create breathtaking vistas, unique perspectives, or detailed close-ups while maintaining exceptional image quality.

Power Zoom Function

The power zoom function allows you to zoom smoothly and steadily without touching the lens, making it perfect for vloggers or anyone using a gimbal. Easily control the zoom using assignable buttons on your Nikon Z camera body, the Nikon ML-L7 Remote Control, or the SnapBridge app.

Lightweight and Well-Balanced Design

Weighing in at just 205g, this compact and lightweight lens is perfect for on-the-go photography and videography. Its well-balanced design ensures the centre of gravity remains stable, whether shooting handheld or using a gimbal.

In-Lens Vibration Reduction

Achieve rock-steady shots with up to 4.5 stops of in-lens Vibration Reduction. Ideal for vloggers, this wide-angle power zoom lens delivers clear, blur-free footage even while walking or panning handheld. Choose between Normal and Sports VR modes to optimize your shots for static or active subjects, without compromising your camera’s maximum burst rate.

Silent Control Ring

The click-less, customizable control ring on this lens is perfect for shooting video. Effortlessly create fluid aperture transitions or adjust ISO while filming, knowing that your footage won’t pick up any operational sounds. The knurled ring is not only easy to grip and adjust but also ensures smooth, silent operation.

Travel-Friendly Build

Never let the weather hold you back with this lightweight, compact power zoom lens. The lens barrel and all moving parts are sealed to prevent dust and water droplets from entering, making it perfect for shooting in unpredictable conditions. With this travel-friendly build, if you don’t mind a little rain, neither does your gear.

Filter Ready

Easily attach 67mm filters to the front of the zoom lens and use the Nikon HN-41A lens hood while a filter is in place. Want to make sure you’ve got the scene looking just right? Experiment with a polarizing filter for more intense colours, or try a neutral density filter to help balance exposure when shooting in bright daylight. This lens offers the flexibility and compatibility you need for any creative endeavour.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR NIKKOR Lens
  • 1 x Rear Cap LF-N1 for Nikon Z mount lenses
  • Front Lens Cap LC-67B

For full specifications click Here


Type Nikon Z mount
Format DX
Focal length 12 – 28 mm
Maximum aperture f/ 3.5 to 5.6
Minimum aperture f/ 16 to 25
Lens construction

12 elements in 11 groups (including 1 ED and 1 aspherical element)

Angle of view

DX format: 99° to 53°

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Minimum focus distance (measured from focal plane)

0.19 m ( 0.62 ft) at all zoom positions

Maximum reproduction ratio 0.21 x
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization Yes
Vibration reduction

Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

No. of diaphragm blades

7 ( rounded diaphragm opening )

Aperture range

12 mm zoom position: f/3.5 to 16
28 mm zoom position: f/5.6 to 25
* The value displayed at minimum aperture may vary with the exposure increment selected on the camera.

Filter-attachment size

67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)

Dimensions (maximum diameter × distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange)

Approx. 72 mm x 63.5 mm (2.9 in. x 2.5 in.)

Weight

Approx. 205 g (7.3 oz)

Autofocus Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focusing Auto, Manual
Supplied accessories

LC-67B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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