Reach farther. Do more.

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. TheNIKKOR 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 theNIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, you can cover just about any shooting situation.

Technology

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    Stepping Motor

    NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

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    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

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    ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

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    IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

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    Super Integrated Coating

    Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

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    Vibration Reduction

    A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

*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.

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Tech Specs

  • Focal Length Range

    Focal Length Range

    50 - 250mm
  • Maximum Aperture

    Maximum Aperture

    f/ 4.5
  • Format

    DX
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

    VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

    Yes
  • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

    Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

    3 in. (74 mm) x 4.4 in. (110 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    14.3 oz. (405 g)
  • Mount Type
    Nikon Z Mount
  • Focal Length Range
    50 - 250mm
  • Zoom Ratio
    5x
  • Maximum Aperture
    f/ 4.5
  • Minimum Aperture
    f/ 16
  • Format
    DX
  • 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
  • Compatible Format(s)
    DX
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
    Yes
  • Diaphragm Blades
    7
  • ED Glass Elements
    1
  • Super Integrated Coating
    Yes
  • Autofocus
    Yes
  • Internal Focusing
    Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    0.5m at 50 mm zoom position, 0.52m at 70mm zoom position, 0.58m at 100mm zoom position, 0.65m at 135mm zoom position, 0.83m at 200mm zoom position, 1.0m at 250mm zoom position
  • Focus Mode
    Autofocus, Manual
  • Filter Size
    62mm
  • Accepts Filter Type
    Screw-in
  • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
    3 in. (74 mm) x 4.4 in. (110 mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    14.3 oz. (405 g)
  • Lens Type
    Zoom

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