Nikon has recently expanded its mirrorless lens line-up by introducing two telephoto zoom lenses. This move marks a shift towards catering to full-frame camera users and offers versatile reach in compact packages at an affordable price. The two lenses, NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 and Z 70-180mm f/2.8, bring exciting features to the table.
Starting with the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3, it serves as Nikon’s mirrorless successor to the popular F-mount AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6 lens. The lens provides extended reach on both ends of the focal length range, making it ideal for capturing wildlife, sports, and aerial subjects. It offers 5.5 stops of vibration reduction, compensating for any aperture loss when zooming in. Additionally, it allows for close focusing, enabling photographers to capture subjects like flowers and insects. The lens boasts a compact design, weighing 4.3 pounds, and features customizable Fn buttons for convenient handheld shooting. It incorporates an extensive optical design, including six ED glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration. With weather sealing and internal zoom, it remains resistant to dust and moisture. The lens also supports video applications, offering smooth focus transitions and fast autofocus.
On the other hand, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens completes Nikon’s trio of affordable, fast, and compact f/2.8 zoom lenses, alongside the 17-28mm f/2.8 and 28-75mm f/2.8 lenses. It covers a versatile zoom range, almost matching the popular 70-200mm lens used in various photography genres. With a smaller and lighter design, weighing 1.75 pounds, it provides enhanced portability for extended shooting sessions. The lens is equipped with advanced elements, including ED and aspherical elements, to ensure high image quality and minimize aberrations. Its fast f/2.8 aperture excels in low-light conditions and produces pleasing bokeh and shallow depth of field. The lens allows for close focusing, making it suitable for capturing details in wedding photography. It features suppressed focus breathing, silent autofocus, and compatibility with tele converters for extended reach and macro capabilities.
Photographers and videographers will find these lenses appealing due to their versatility, affordability, and excellent performance. The NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 lens is priced at ₹1,69,995 and will be available by August 2023, while the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens costs ₹1,19,995 and will be available by mid-July 2023.