NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR


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

Product Description

Powerful Image Stabilization

At telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can blur a photo. Video is even less forgiving—we’re all familiar with shaky smartphone videos. The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR has the most effective Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization system of any NIKKOR yet, up to 5 stops*! Your videos will be rock-steady, and your telephoto photos will be sharp and clear.


Professional-Looking Videos

Telephoto lenses are the best way to get cinematic close-ups and shallow depth of field in your videos. Like high-end cinema lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is designed to suppress focus breathing—a common occurrence with smartphones that makes videos look amateurish. And both its focusing ring and control ring are virtually silent, so you won’t hear any camera noises during recording.


Precision Autofocus

The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR uses a blazing fast, nearly silent stepping motor for autofocusing, and it performs brilliantly with Z series’ Eye AF to keep focus right where you want it.


High Contrast

An Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element reduces color defects and glare for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.


Customized Control

Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording), ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.

Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount

Focal Length Range: 50 – 250mm

Zoom Ratio: 5x

Maximum Aperture: f/ 4.5-6.3

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; Dual detect optical VR lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

Diaphragm Blades: 7; rounded diaphragm opening

ED Glass Elements: 1

Super Integrated Coating: Yes

Autofocus: Yes

AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)

Internal Focusing: Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 1.64 ft. (0.5m.) at 50 mm. zoom position; 1.71 ft. (0.52m.) at 70mm. zoom position; 1.91 ft. (0.58 m.) at 100mm. zoom position; 2.14 ft. (0.65 m.) at 135mm. zoom position; 2.73 ft. (0.83 m.) at 200mm. zoom position; 3.29 ft. (1.0 m.) at 250mm. zoom position

Focus Mode: Autofocus, Manual

Filter Size: 62mm

Accepts Filter Type: Screw-in

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3 in. (74mm) x 4.4 in. (110mm)

Approx. Weight: 14.3 oz. (405 g)

Lens Type: Zoom