Nikon’s New Wide Angle Lens Is a Vlogger’s Dream

With the importance of Vlogging and Selfie Style videos to social media, Nikon has announced the new Z mount DX APS-C camera lens wide-angle focal length that is small and light in construction that enables a camera to easily be held at arm’s length.

The Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm F3.5-5.6 PZ VR zoom lens is powered by a linear STM stepper motor that doubles for both zooming and autofocus.

Image Credit – Nikon USA

The lens can be zoomed using a lens ring, controls on the camera, or zoom buttons on Nikon’s optional Bluetooth remote, or through the SnapBridge smartphone app.

The lens provides a fast focusing zoom rate of .55 to 36 seconds with eleven separate speed settings for minute control.

Image Credit – Nikon USA

Light and compact

Weighing in at only 7.3 ounces (207g), the 12-28mm PZ VR lens offers 4.5 stops of image stabilization for stable video and sharp images.

It has a close-up focusing distance of 7.44 inches (.19m) and has a fast-focusing STM motor to move from one subject to another with minimal focus on breathing or hunting.

Other main features of the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR:

  • Ultra-wide angle lens is ideal for vlogging and wide establishing shots but also landscapes, interior photography, and city streets.
  • Power zoom function provides smooth, consistent optical zoom that’s fully customizable with varying speeds, which can be engaged with camera buttons, zoom ring, or used remotely.
  • VR Image Stabilization reduces camera shake with up to 4.5 stops of compensation for stable video and sharp images.
  • Close minimum focusing distance of 0.62 ft and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.21x allow for sharp and detailed shots of products, flowers, nature, and other intricate details.
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight design make it easy to use and carry anywhere.
  • The body of the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm has been designed carefully to deliver dust- and drip-resistant performance,6 with a sealing that prevents any dust or water droplets from entering the lens.

The lens makes it easy to capture run and gun-style footage without the camera shaking or shooting in low light with minimal blur.

The lens light and compact footprint also mean that the camera can be placed easily onto a handheld gimbal for creating steady, handheld video.

Meanwhile, the ultra-wide angle is ideal for capturing not only selfie vlogging-style videos, but also landscapes, grand interiors, or group images.

Pricing and Availability:

The NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR is available for preorder at a suggested retail price of $359.99 and will be shipping in May 2023 from Nikon USA and its authorized retailers.

[Source: Nikon]

Order links:

  • Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens, Z-mount (B&H)

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