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Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

Why is Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR better than the average?

  • Weight
    135gvs788.15g
  • Minimum focal length
    ?

    16mmvs72.47mm
  • Minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.2mvs0.89m

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

For example

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
2.weight
?

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

135g

135g

3.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm F/5.6E FL ED VR

800mm

50mm

4.Front element doesn't rotate
?

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

For example

Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
5.minimum focal length
?

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED

0.25mm

16mm

6.Lens hood is reversible
?

The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

For example

Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
2.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm F/3.5G ED VR

1.5x

0.2x

Aperture

1.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

11

7

2.wide aperture (main camera)
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/3.50

3.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

6.3f

4.Has rounded aperture blades
?

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
2.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
4.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

For example

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S

Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
5.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm F/2.8G ED

0.14m

0.2m

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