Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens review with samples


Here’s another first for this channel – one of Nikon’s new Z-mount lenses for APS-C cameras. At the moment, the only APS-C Z-mount camera available is the Z50. If you fit this lens onto a full-frame Z-mount camera, it will force you to shoot in a lower resolution, cropped ‘DX’ mode. Let’s see how it performs

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22 thoughts on “Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens review with samples”

  1. Good to see you are doing Nikon analyses now and i hope you got time to do the Z50 too. It's great BTW! Now, if you're ever in Cambridge I have a Nikon 200mm f2 that awaits the CF badge of honour. Prepare for extasy!

  2. The only issue I have with the Z50 is the lack of a shutter release input, everything else is really on the money.
    Saw a Z50 twin lens kit with some accessories for $800 on gumtree, which is around $560 USD. Really a bargain… and it's gone today.

  3. Thanks for your review!! Much needed. Seems to be a very nice lens. Think the sharpness and contrast can be attributed to camera sensor resolution? If so, all should move to 20 for apsc!

  4. Kinda wish Sony make this type of collapsible lens. For still shooting, this one is preferable as the focal length is manual so after stand by, it's still the same focal length

    Also will you try modding your z50 to accommodate tech art e mount adapter?


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