See a wider world.
Immerse yourself in a broader perspective.
Explore a world of possibilities with the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, an ultrawide-angle zoom lens that is made for both videos and stills. Light and portable, it is the first NIKKOR Z lens that is equipped with a power zoom for a comfortable shooting experience. Whether you are a vlogger, food enthusiast, or travel influencer, capture more and add flavours to your content.
First in a NIKKOR Z
Lightweight and portable
Up to 4.5-stops
Vibration Reduction (VR)
The new power zoom.
Introducing the first NIKKOR Z lens that features a power zoom function with a linear drive. Enjoy the convenience and stability of zooming in or out while video recording, via a variety of operation options from the assigned button on the camera body¹, Nikon’s computer software² or smartphone app³, ML-L7 Remote Control, and the zoom ring.
Smooth and natural videos.
Tell moving stories that elevate your creativity. Record only the essence of the moment with the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR that uses a linear drive motor, keeping operational sounds to a minimum when zooming in or out. An internal zoom mechanism maintains the angle of view and centre of gravity of the lens, ensuring a smooth and consistent zooming experience.
See more with an ultra-wide view.
Focus on subjects from near to far with the ultrawide-angle of view on the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR. Its focal length helps you capture more – from cityscapes and everyday snaps; and fit more people, together with the background, into your group selfie. A short minimum focusing distance of 0.19m and 0.21x maximum reproduction ratio help you get closer to your subject, so that you can obtain hyper-realistic shots on macro-sized subjects such as flowers, insects, and much more.
Seize the moment,
wherever you are.
Fit it into your bag and never miss any moment. Weighing at approximately 205g and measuring around 63.5mm (H) x 72mm (D), this lens is light and compact to be carried around.
Take a snap whenever you see a moment that inspires, so you can inspire others, anytime.
Stable Exposure Control.
The electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism on the lens controls the aperture with precision to produce consistent lighting exposure on images, even during continuous shooting.
Access your favourite preset features with ease, thanks to the control ring on the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR. Customise frequently used functions such as ISO sensitivity, aperture, and exposure compensation to the control ring and change the settings during a shoot, all while keeping your eyes fixed on your subjects.
Easy to Maintain.
Keep shooting, rain or shine. The sealings on various part of the lens prevents dust and liquid5 from entering the lens, allowing you to shoot with greater peace of mind.
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.
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.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimise coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.
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.
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.
1 Currently supported on the Z 30 and the Z fc at the time of release.
2 The function will be supported subsequently with future firmware update.
3 The function will be supported with the SnapBridge firmware update to be released in the end of May.
4 Based on CIPA Standards; this value is achieved when attached to an APS-C/DX-format camera with the camera's VR function set to "NORMAL", and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
5 Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.