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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 review: specs and price

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
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    135gvs813.23g
  • Minimum focal length
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    16mmvs63.27mm
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.2mvs0.71m

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.maximum focal length

50mm

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.
3.weight

135g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.minimum focal length

16mm

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.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.Lens hood is reversible
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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.
2.magnification

0.2x

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.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/3.5

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.
2.aperture blades

7

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.
3.widest aperture at maximum focal length

6.3f

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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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.

Focus

1.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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.
2.Can focus to infinity
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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.
3.Has focus motor
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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.
5.minimum focus distance

0.2m

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.

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