A telephoto lens gives you more than just zoom power. Telephoto lenses are great for portraits—they render faces naturally without distortion. They make your subject stand out against a soft, blurry background. They let you fill the frame with interesting compositions. And, yes, they also let you get closer to the action—wildlife, sports, concerts, events and more. The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR delivers compact, lightweight telephoto capabilities for Z series cameras. Fast, accurate and nearly silent, it's equally adept at videos and stills. As a second lens alongside the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, you can cover just about any shooting situation.
Z 50 and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR photo of a woman on a skateboard
At telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can blur a photo. Video is even less forgiving—we're all familiar with shaky smartphone videos. The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR has the most effective Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization system of any NIKKOR yet, up to 5 stops*! Your videos will be rock-steady, and your telephoto photos will be sharp and clear.
*As of October 10, 2019. Based on CIPA Standard: this value is achieved when attached to a DX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
Telephoto lenses are the best way to get cinematic close-ups and shallow depth of field in your videos. Like high-end cinema lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is designed to suppress focus breathing—a common occurrence with smartphones that makes videos look amateurish. And both its focusing ring and control ring are virtually silent, so you won't hear any camera noises during recording.
The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR uses a blazing fast, nearly silent stepping motor for autofocusing, and it performs brilliantly with Z series' Eye AF to keep focus right where you want it.
An Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element reduces color defects and glare for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.
Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording), ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.
Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length Range: 50 - 250mm
Zoom Ratio: 5x
Maximum Aperture: f/ 4.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture: f/ 16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 31°30'
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 6° 30’
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.23x
Lens Elements: 16
Lens Groups: 12
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes, Dual detect optical VR lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Diaphragm Blades: 7, rounded diaphragm opening
ED Glass Elements: 1
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.5m at 50mm zoom position
0.52m at 70mm zoom position
0.58m at 100mm zoom position
0.65 m at 135mm zoom position
0.83m at 200mm zoom position
31.0m at 250mm zoom position
Focus Mode: Autofocus, Manual
Filter Size: 62mm
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 74 mm x 110 mm, Based on CIPA guidelines
Approx. Weight: 405 g, Based on CIPA guidelines
Lens Type: Zoom