NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR


  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: angle1
  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: angle2
  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: angle3
  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: angle4
  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: angle5


  • Thin lens design is achieved without sacrificing optical performance, which results in a weight of approx. 135 g. And the adoption of a retractable-lens mechanism that shortens the length when stored results in outstanding portability.
  • Featuring a highly practical zoom range* from wide-angle 16 mm to medium-telephoto 50 mm, this lens is ideal for a wide variety of scenes and subjects.
    • *Angle of view is equivalent to that of a 24-75mm lens in FX/35mm format.
  • Utilizing an extremely short minimum focus distance of 0.2 m/0.66 ft (at 24 mm zoom position), even close subjects can be sharply focused for beautiful images.
  • With superb VR effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.5 stops faster*, even for scenes such as night landscapes and low-light indoor situations, image blur caused by camera shake is effectively compensated.
    • *This value is achieved when attached to a mirrorless camera equipped with an APS-C size image sensor, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
  • Genuine movie recording performance is achieved by intensive consideration even of details such as focus-breathing compensation and minimized operational sound.
  • Easy-to-operate control ring to which various functions such as focus (M/A), ISO sensitivity, aperture or exposure compensation can be assigned facilitates comfortable still and movie shooting.


Focal length

16-50 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

9 elements in 7 groups (including 1 ED glass and 4 aspherical lens elements)

Angle of view

83° - 31°30' (DX image area)

Minimum focus distance

0.2 m/0.66 ft (at 24 mm) from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

46 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approximately 70 mm/2.8 in. maximum diameter x 32 mm/1.3 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 135 g/4.8 oz

Supplied accessories

LC-46B 46 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap

  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

MTF Chart

• Wide


• Tele

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

  • ED glass elements
  • Aspherical lens elements