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Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z)

BH #NIZ1228PZ • MFR #20118
Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/3.5-5.6 to f/16-25
  • 18-42mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Ultra-Wide Zoom, Ideal for Creators
  • Power Zoom Control, 11-Speed Adjustment
An essential lens for content creators, vloggers, and live streamers, the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, from Nikon, is a versatile ultra-wide zoom featuring a compact design, consistent Power Zoom control, and a flexible focal length range.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Power Zoom for Content Creators
  • 3Versatile Ultra-Wide Zoom
  • 4Power Zoom and Handling
  • 5Vibration Reduction and Autofocus
By B&H Photo's
Power Zoom for Content Creators
An essential lens for content creators, vloggers, and live streamers, the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, from Nikon, is a versatile ultra-wide zoom featuring a compact design, consistent Power Zoom control, and a flexible focal length range.
Versatile Ultra-Wide Zoom
Perfect for single-person productions, day-in-the-life vlogs, and other styles of vlogging and content creation, this ultra-wide zoom has a highly useful and versatile focal length range that helps keep you in the frame while also showing your surroundings.
  • The 12mm end of the zoom range is ideal for gaining immersive and broad field views as well as for recording yourself within the scene from arm's length.
  • The 28mm end, while still wide, lets you punch into the scene for a more selective view while still retaining context of the scene.
  • Built for use on APS-C/DX-format cameras, this lens has an 18-42mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements contribute to high sharpness and well-controlled distortion throughout the zoom range.
Power Zoom and Handling
The first Power Zoom lens for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, this lens uses an internal linear motor to change between focal lengths, rather than a conventional ring or mechanical method of adjusting the zoom.
  • Power Zoom can be controlled using the dedicated ring on the body or via the magnification buttons on select Nikon Z cameras. Additionally, Power Zoom can also be controlled via the optional ML-L7 Bluetooth Remote, from the SnapBridge app, or when using NX Tether Software and the optional MC-N10 Remote Grip.
  • Compared to mechanical zooming methods, Power Zoom offers consistent and repeatable zooming speeds, along with silent and highly precise results, for continuity between takes.
  • Choose between 11 different Power Zoom speeds to suit your subject and shooting style needs.
Vibration Reduction and Autofocus
  • Benefitting handheld use for both photo and video shoots, 4.5 stop-effective Vibration Reduction helps to reduce the effects of camera shake when working in low light and steady takes recorded while walking.
  • Stepping AF motor delivers smooth and silent focusing performance to benefit both photo and video applications.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 7.5" suits working with close-up subjects and delivering a unique point of view when combined with the ultra-wide focal length range.
  • Internal focus and zoom design, coupled with a compact and lightweight profile, makes this lens an ideal choice when working from a gimbal.
  • Lens also features a dust- and drip-resistant design to protect against moisture and other elements.

Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
12 to 28mm (35mm Equivalent: 18 to 42mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/16 to 25
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
99° to 53°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.5" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Optical Design
12 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.8 x 2.5" / 72 x 63.5 mm
Weight
7.2 oz / 205 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.6 x 5 x 4.6"

Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Reviews

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Can the Power Zoom Ring be re-assigned to manual ...

Can the Power Zoom Ring be re-assigned to manual focus on the Z50?
Asked by: Thomas
The power zoom ring in the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z) cannot be reassigned but you can assign the control ring to be manual focus.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-07-05

You are stating that the lens hood for this lens ...

You are stating that the lens hood for this lens is not included with this lens. Are you sure?
Asked by: Harvey
Correct. The HB-112 Lens Hood is an optional accessory for this lens.
Answered by: Bjorn
Date published: 2023-04-18

If this were used on a Z6 to record video, what ...

If this were used on a Z6 to record video, what would be the max video resolution?
Asked by: Pavel
The Nikon Z6 is only capable of pushing out the following formats and resolutions. H.264/MOV/MP4 UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-07-09

Can a DX Lens be used on a Nikon Z7II?

Can a DX Lens be used on a Nikon Z7II?
Asked by: Dave
Yes Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z) is compatible with the Nikon Z7ii but it will crop the full frame sensor of the Z7ii. Less than half of the available megapixels will be used.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-04-18

Does the zoom setting stay in place when the ...

Does the zoom setting stay in place when the camera goes on standby or is switched off?
Asked by: David
The zoom setting on the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z) stays in place when the camera goes on standby or is switched off.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-10-31

Is this lens compatible with a NIKON D7200 ?

Is this lens compatible with a NIKON D7200 ?
Asked by: Luis
No, Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z) is design for Nikon Mirrorless cameras only. There are no adapters to attach mirrorless lenses to DSLR cameras. Nikon makes the lens below for Nikon APSC sensor dslr cameras. Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens BH #NI102045VR • MFR #20067 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1341603-REG/nikon_20067_af_p_dx_nikkor_10_20mm.html?sts=pi
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-04-26

Will this PZ lens zoom in and out to get closer ...

Will this PZ lens zoom in and out to get closer or further from a subject while in video mode on all the Nikon z series cameras?
Asked by: Ian
At this time the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z) is listed by Nikon as compatible with the Nikon Z30, Z50 and the ZFc models.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-05-28

While understanding this is a DX cropped lens, if ...

While understanding this is a DX cropped lens, if used mounted to a Z9 can a MC-N10 control the zoom capability of this lens?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes, you can control the zoom on the Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z), using the Nikon MC-N10 Remote Grip.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-05-21
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