Tiny and Versatile: A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens

Nikon's NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens is very compact, ridiculously light, and quite affordable, making it a fantastic companion to the popular and affordable Z 50 mirrorless camera. This great video review takes a look at the lens and what you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this awesome video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens. At just 4.76 oz (135 g) and 1.26 inches long (32 mm), the 16-50mm is extremely light and compact, making it an excellent walkaround lens. It includes one extra-low dispersion element for reduced color fringing and improved clarity, four aspherical elements to minimize distortion and spherical aberrations and for improved sharpness, Super Integrated Coating for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast, stepping motor with full-time manual override, vibration reduction of up to 4.5 stops, programmable control ring, and rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh. At under $300 or even cheaper if purchased as part of a kit with the Z 50 mirrorless camera, it looks to be a potentially very popular option for Nikon shooters. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.

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jim hughes's picture

Early this year I bought a Z50 for travel and was lucky to be able to get to Hawaii for a while before the virus hit. I couldn't be more pleased with the camera and the 16-50 lens, so easy to carry around, but plenty sharp and with no excessive vignetting.

Al but the whale shot were taken with the 16-50:

Hans J. Nielsen's picture

Credit where credit's due.
That is a nice portfolio.