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New NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR: An Ultra-Wide Power Zoom Lens

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Today, Nikon introduces the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, an ultra-wide power zoom lens designed specifically for content creators and vloggers. This lightweight lens is the widest NIKKOR Z DX-format lens yet, offering an expansive 12-28mm focal length range, perfect for vloggers, movie makers, and photographers who want to capture the whole scene or include themselves in the frame.

The lens’s power zoom function enables remote zoom control, ideal for self-shooting vloggers or those using a gimbal for video capture. Users can choose from 11 different zoom speeds to match their creative intent, from slow atmospheric zooms to quick zoom-ins on subjects’ reactions.

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Weighing in at just 205g, this travel-friendly lens is light enough for most gimbals and offers optimal balance when shooting handheld. The lens barrel doesn’t get longer or shorter when focusing or zooming, ensuring stability and eliminating the need to re-balance a gimbal after zooming. The in-lens Vibration Reduction (VR) system ensures clear, blur-free shots whether walking and talking while filming or panning handheld. A minimum focus distance of just 0.19m delivers sharp results when shooting up close, perfect for creative wide-angle shots.

Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager at Nikon Europe, comments on the new lens: “Our new ultra-wide-angle DX lens is a great opportunity for budding vloggers and videographers to widen their vision and zoom in on new angles. The power zoom makes it super easy to frame shots on the go, and it’s a brilliant way to experiment with adding creative zoom techniques to your footage.”

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Key features of the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR include a dynamic 12-28mm focal length range, perfect for capturing sweeping ultra-wide views or shooting in cramped indoor locations. The power zoom covers the entire range in a smooth 36 seconds or in just over half a second, offering precise control over zoom speed. The zoom can be controlled remotely via assignable camera buttons, the Nikon ML-L7 remote control, or the SnapBridge app.

The lens is compatible with 67mm filters, which can be used and swapped out while the Nikon HB-112 lens hood is still attached. It is also protected from dust and water droplets thanks to a sealed lens barrel and moving parts.

Buy The NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens

The NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens is set to be available in May. With its ultra-wide-angle capabilities, lightweight design, and power zoom functions, this lens is poised to become a favourite among vloggers, content creators, and photographers alike.

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