A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Lens

A superzoom lens can be tremendously convenient and useful in any situation where you need a lot of focal lengths at the same time or want to avoid changing lenses due to the environment. For Nikon mirrorless shooters, there is the 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens, and this excellent video review takes a look at the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens. A rather affordable lens, the 24-200mm f/4-6.3 comes with a variety of useful features, including:

  • Two aspherical elements and one aspherical ED element for reduced spherical aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • Super Integrated Coating for accurate colors
  • Stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both photos and video
  • Full-time manual focus override
  • Vibration Reduction with up to five stops of compensation
  • Customizable Control Ring 
  • Electromagnetic aperture mechanism for greater exposure stability during fast burst
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction

Check out the video above for Irwin's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I own the 24-200. This is the perfect lens for hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is tons sharper than the 28-300. There is a little softness in the extreme corners but if you frame your shots loose and crop it about 10% your images will be tack sharp corner to corner. Or if you have the Z7 just shoot in dx mode.

Great review, thanks. I have enjoyed using this lens on my Z 7ii since the day I got it (after an annoying 6 month wait). Since it is a travel lens, the wait during lock down was tolerable. This is simply a great lens, lightweight, sharp and when paired with the 14-30mm, your travel kit is complete and easily carried all day. I prefer a handgrip like the one from Peak Designs rather than a neck strap. With this set up I seldom feel the need for a tripod and can hand hold all the way down to 1 sec! I should also mention the noiseless images this all produces when set at ISO 64, stunning.

Bought a Z7 because of this lens. My second copy is sharp corner to corner.

I have this along with the Z 40mm as a travel kit. Using the Z 14-30 instead of the 40 is an interesting idea!