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Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z)

BH #NIZ18060056 • MFR #20117
Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/5.6-6.3 to f/32-36
  • Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • STM Autofocus Stepping Motor
  • 5.5-Stop VR Image Stabilization
An unprecedented super-telephoto zoom lens for Z-series mirrorless cameras, the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens from Nikon provides outstanding sharpness across the entire zoom range. Created for the demanding needs of sports and wildlife photographers, this lens covers an expansive telephoto range allowing you to capture thrilling photos and videos in a relatively compact and lightweight design.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Autofocus and Vibration Reduction
  • 5Handling and Design
By B&H Photo's
An unprecedented super-telephoto zoom lens for Z-series mirrorless cameras, the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens from Nikon provides outstanding sharpness across the entire zoom range. Created for the demanding needs of sports and wildlife photographers, this lens covers an expansive telephoto range allowing you to capture thrilling photos and videos in a relatively compact and lightweight design.
Optical Design
  • Features six ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements to increase light transmission and decrease light dispersion, effectively eliminating chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range for notable clarity and color accuracy.
  • Utilizes a single aspherical glass element to minimize distortion and coma at wide apertures. The aspherical element also enables a lighter and more compact size, which is particularly useful for super-telephoto zoom lenses.
  • A FLC fluorine coating effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. This coating endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping, and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.
Autofocus and Vibration Reduction
  • STM stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, and quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This drive system also offers impressively smooth and quiet autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications.
  • A/M mode standing for Auto-Priority Manual Mode enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation.
  • Internal focusing lens design keeps the lens the same size during zoom and autofocus operation. This also allows for a compact form factor capable of close focusing distances.

  • Provides a minimum focusing distance 4.3', along with a 0.25x maximum magnification at the 180mm zoom position for capturing close-up details and subjects.

  • Built-in optical Vibration Reduction (VR) system improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. This in-lens technology provides a stabilization effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 5.5 stops faster, reducing camera blur when panning to track fast-moving subjects.
Handling and Design
  • At its widest setting, this lens is great for locating your subject. With a mere 70° turn of the zoom ring, you can reach all the way to 600mm for tight framing with beautiful background compression.
  • Customizable control ring and function buttons provide intuitive control points for quickly changing exposure settings and other functions.
  • Durable and weather-sealed lens barrel along with a front fluorine coating for use in inclement conditions.
  • Rotating tripod collar offers mounting stability when shooting atop a monopod or tripod.
  • Compatible with Nikon Z-series teleconverters, the lens allows you to extend your effective focal length to 840mm with the 1.4x teleconverter and up to 1200mm with the 2x teleconverter.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
180 to 600mm
Maximum Aperture
f/5.6 to 6.3
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
95 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/5.6 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/32 to 36
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
13° 40' to 4° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance
4.27' / 1.3 m
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:4
Optical Design
25 Elements in 17 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
4.3 x 12.4" / 110 x 315.5 mm
Weight
4.3 lb / 1.95 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19 x 8 x 7.4"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Reviews

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How sensitive is this lens to vibrations and ...

How sensitive is this lens to vibrations and getting bumped around as it might in a wheeled case or in an off road vehicle?
Asked by: Robert
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z) would work very well in a situation like that if you have the lens in a padded bag or padded case.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-01-28

Is it compatible with the Nikon D7200?

Is it compatible with the Nikon D7200?
Asked by: Carlos
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is not compatible with the Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera.
Answered by: Ejona G
Date published: 2024-04-21

Will this lens mount on a Flex shooter Mini head?

Will this lens mount on a Flex shooter Mini head?
Asked by: Linda
To mount the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z) on the FlexShooter Mini Ball Head, you need the Really Right Stuff L85 Multiuse Fore-Aft Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw, BH #REL85PLATE.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-09-04

What model shoulder strap is recommended for this ...

What model shoulder strap is recommended for this lens & tripod collar to safely shoulder carry Nikon z8+this lens+z TC1.4?
Asked by: Steven
I would recommend one of these straps for the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z), https://bhpho.to/3CFXzeV .
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-02-12

Can this lens be used for night sky shots like ...

Can this lens be used for night sky shots like stars the moon and such or is there a better lens?
Asked by: Dave
It could be used for Milky Way photos, as long as you have a star tracker mount.
Answered by: Douglas
Date published: 2023-12-04

Can this be adapted for an e-mount camera?

Can this be adapted for an e-mount camera?
Asked by: Deborah
There are no lens mount adapters for mounting the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z) to a Sony E-mount camera.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2024-01-28

Can the tripod foot be swapped out for an ...

Can the tripod foot be swapped out for an arca-swiss type like the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 S lens can?
Asked by: Robert
Kirk makes a lens collar that is Arca-Swiss style that fits the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens (Nikon Z). It is BH #KICZ1865663V (https://bhpho.to/3IjeiHG).
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-03-03

Does this lens come with a lens hood?

Does this lens come with a lens hood?
Asked by: Mel
The 180-600mm lens includes the Nikon HB-113 Lens Hood MFR # 4280.
Answered by: Chuck
Date published: 2024-02-11
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