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

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

Introducing the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens, crafted for the Nikon Z series cameras, this lens defines excellence in telephoto zoom capabilities. Tailored for the discerning needs of sports and wildlife photographers, it delivers unparalleled sharpness through its extensive zoom range.

High-Performance Super-Telephoto Zoom

Unveiling a High-Performance Super-Telephoto Zoom Crafted to match the prowess of FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras, this full-frame lens is also fully compatible with DX-format models, providing an impressive 270-900mm equivalent focal length range, catering to diverse shooting scenarios.

Stag poking it's tounge out

Integrated Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) System

Integrated Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) System Equipped with an inbuilt optical Vibration Reduction (VR) system, this lens offers stability equivalent to a 5.5-stop faster shutter speed, ensuring crisp images even when tracking fast-moving subjects. This feature minimizes camera blur, particularly useful during dynamic shooting situations.

Sample photo - Busy little squirrel with some bedding

Versatility Enhanced with Teleconverters

Unleash the full potential of your photography with the compatibility of Nikon Z-series teleconverters. Expand your effective focal length up to 840mm with the 1.4x teleconverter and up to an impressive 1200mm with the 2x teleconverter, offering unparalleled reach and versatility.

Sample photo of a big old bird

Sample photo of a big old bird strutting about triumphantly

Seamless Zoom Control and Customization

With a mere 70° turn of the zoom ring, transition effortlessly from wide-angle shots, ideal for locating subjects, to capturing detailed shots with stunning background compression at 600mm. The customizable control ring and function buttons empower photographers with intuitive control over exposure settings and other key functions, ensuring swift adjustments on the fly.

Sample photo of a cute little stoat in the snow

Designed for Convenience and Stability

Complete with a quick-release tripod foot and strap eyelet, this lens ensures seamless integration with your existing photography setup, providing stability and ease of use during extended shooting sessions.

Sample photo of a little bird in the trees at winter

In summary, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens epitomizes innovation and excellence, offering photographers unprecedented capabilities to capture awe-inspiring moments with unparalleled clarity and precision.

Key Features

  1. Exceptional Optical Performance: The lens boasts outstanding optical quality throughout its zoom range, ensuring sharpness, contrast, and clarity even in challenging shooting conditions.

  2. Advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) Technology: With a 5.5-stop VR system, the lens enables handheld shooting at slower shutter speeds, reducing the effects of camera shake and ensuring sharp images.

  3. Durable Construction: Constructed with robust materials, the lens is built to withstand the rigors of outdoor photography, making it a reliable companion for wildlife and sports photographers.

  4. Weather-Sealed Design: The lens features weather sealing to protect against dust and moisture, allowing photographers to shoot in various environmental conditions with confidence.

  5. Smooth and Quiet Autofocus: Equipped with a fast and silent autofocus motor, the lens ensures quick and accurate focusing, making it suitable for capturing fast-moving subjects.

  6. Customizable Control Ring and Function Buttons: The lens offers customizable control options, allowing photographers to tailor the lens settings to their preferences for seamless shooting experiences.

  7. Compatibility with Z-Series Teleconverters: The lens is compatible with Nikon's Z-series teleconverters, providing photographers with extended reach without compromising image quality.

  8. Compact and Lightweight Design: Despite its impressive zoom range, the lens maintains a compact and lightweight design, making it easy to carry and handle during extended shooting sessions.

These key features combine to make the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens a versatile and reliable tool for photographers looking to capture stunning images across a wide range of subjects and shooting scenarios.

Lens type Zoom lens  
Max Format size 35mm FF  
Focal length 180–600 mm  
Image stabilization Yes  
CIPA Image stabilization rating 5.5 stop(s)  
Lens mount Nikon Z  
Aperture
Maximum aperture F5.6–6.3  
Minimum aperture F32–36  
Aperture ring No  
Number of diaphragm blades 9  
Optics
Elements 25  
Groups 17  
Special elements / coatings

6 ED elements, 1 Aspherical element

 
Focus
Minimum focus 1.30 m (51.18″)  
Maximum magnification 0.25×  
Autofocus Yes  
Motor type Stepper motor  
Full time manual Yes  
Focus method Internal  
Distance scale No  
DoF scale No  
Focus distance limiter

Yes, two positions

 
Physical
Weight 2140 g (4.72 lb)  
Diameter 110 mm (4.33″)  
Length

316 mm (12.44″)

 
Sealing Yes  
Colour Black  
Zoom method

Rotary (internal)

 
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock Yes  
Filter thread 95 mm  
Hood supplied Yes  
Tripod collar Yes  

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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