Nikon releases ultrawide-angle zoom lens with power zoom for Nikon Z mount system – NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
Nikon today announced the release of the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, an ultrawide-angle zoom lens compatible with APS-C size/DX-format mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted. The ultrawide-angle zoom lens NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR covers the 12-mm to 28-mm range of focal lengths. At 12 mm, the widest angle of view amongst NIKKOR Z lenses compatible with the APS-C size cameras, this lens allows users to capture a very broad area for group or landscape selfies.
The ultrawide-angle zoom lens is the first NIKKOR Z lens equipped with a power zoom with linear drive that can be controlled via the zoom ring. This achieves smooth and natural zooming when recording videos and vlogging. The user can assign zoom operation to both camera controls and the remote control, with the ability to choose the zoom speed from 11 steps, enabling easy recording of videos that satisfy the user’s vision and style.
The NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR is ideal for a wide variety of subjects and scenes, from landscapes that emphasize a perspective unique to ultrawide-angle lenses, to tabletop photos in which bokeh is used to emphasize the primary subject, and dynamic close-ups of flowers and insects that take advantage of the minimum focus distance of 0.19 m throughout the entire zoom range and the maximum reproduction ratio of 0.21x.
The lens has a dust-proof and drip-proof design with sealing to prevent dust and water from entering. Even if the weather suddenly deteriorates, you can shoot with peace of mind. With a weight of approximately 205 g, the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR is light enough to carry in a bag while walking around town or traveling.