New Nikkor Z 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 wants to be “one lens to rule them all”

Oct 13, 2021

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New Nikkor Z 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 wants to be “one lens to rule them all”

Oct 13, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Nikon has released a brand new zoom lens for Nikon Z crop sensor cameras. The Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is versatile, lightweight, affordable, and it wants to become your go-to lens for various situations. So, let’s see what it has to offer.

The new 18-140mm lens is made for crop sensor cameras and it will give you a 27-210mm equivalent focal length range. You can use it with cameras like the Zfc and Z50 (or with the crop mode of your Z5, Z6, and Z7). It was intended for everyday shoots, photo walks, covering pretty much everything: from wide-angle landscapes to distant isolated subjects.

The lens is equipped with VR image stabilization that compensates for up to five stops of camera shake. There’s also a stepping motor for smooth, quiet, and fast AF. The minimum focusing distance at the wide-angle position is 7.9″ (20cm), so you can get pretty close to your subjects, too.

Another thing that makes this lens useful for everyday shooting is its lightweight and compact size. It weighs 315 g (11oz) and is 3.6 in (9cm) long. Sure, with the f3.5-6.3 maximum aperture range it isn’t very fast, but I guess you can’t have everything.

Here are the full specs:

Mount Type
Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length Range
18 – 
140mm
Maximum Aperture
f/ 3.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/ 22-40
Format
DX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
76° – 11°30′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.33x
Lens Elements
17
Lens Groups
13
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Yes
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Diaphragm Blades
7
Rounded diaphragm opening
ED Glass Elements
2
Aspherical Elements
2
Autofocus
Yes
AF Actuator
STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
18mm zoom position: 0.66 ft (0.2m)
24mm zoom position: 0.73 ft (0.22m)
35mm zoom position: 0.83 ft (0.25m)
50mm zoom position: 0.99 ft (0.3m)
70mm zoom position: 1.19 ft (0.36m)
100mm zoom position: 1.32 ft (0.4m)
140mm zoom position: 1.32 ft (0.4m)
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual
Filter Size
62mm
(P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
2.9 in. 
(73 mm) 
 x  3.6 in. 
(90 mm) 
Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA guidelines
Approx. Weight
11.2 oz. 
(315 g) 
Based on CIPA guidelines
Lens Type
Zoom

The Nikkor Z 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 is available for preorders and it retails for $596.95

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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