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

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

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

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Bring your subjects closer with the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens, Nikon’s latest super-telephoto lens that empowers creative exploration with its compact form and outstanding operability.

Not only does the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR make wildlife photography a walk in the park, but you can also dynamically capture thrilling sports action and planes in the distance with its wide focal length range of 180mm to 600mm. Shift from 180mm to 600mm with a 70-degree turn of the zoom ring, enabling focus on shooting the right moments without the need to switch lenses while capturing subjects at different distances.

Encased in a compact body, the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR is designed to encourage creators to dream bigger and go further in their creative pursuits. The new super telephoto lens captures impressive stills and high-quality videos with the adoption of stepping motors that reduce drive sounds, together with an operability that provides a natural shift in focus positions and brightness levels.

The NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR, a super-telephoto zoom lens in the full-frame/FX-format line-up that exemplifies creative flexibility, outstanding operability, and excellent optical performance.



MountNikon Z mount
Focal length180-600 mm
Maximum aperturef/5.6-6.3
Lens construction25 elements in 17 groups (including 6 ED elements, 1 aspherical element, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of viewFull frame/FX format: 13°40′ – 4°10′
APS-C/DX format: 9° – 2°40′
Focusing systemInternal focusing (IF) system
Vibration reduction mechanism5.5 stops* (lens-shift VR with voice coil motor)
Diaphragm blades9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Aperture systemAutomatic aperture with electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism
Aperture rangef/5.6-36
Minimum focus distance1.3 m /4.27 ft (180㎜ zoom position)
2.4 m/7.88 ft (600mm zoom position)
Maximum reproduction ratio0.25×
WeightWith tripod collar ring: Approx. 2,140 g (4 lb 11.5 oz)
Without tripod collar ring: Approx. 1,955 g (4 lb 5 oz)
Maximum diameter × lengthΦ110×315.5 mm (4.4 in. × 12.5 in.)
Filter-attachment sizeΦ95 mm
AF drive motorSTM
Nano Crystal CoatNo
Fluorine coatYes
Focus mode switchYes
Compatible accessories95-mm filters (optional)
LN-4 Lens Strap (optional)
Z TELECONVERTERS TC-1.4x/2.0x (optional)

Key Features of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens

  • Up to 5.5 stops of powerful Vibration Reduction
  • Internal Zoom without shifting the centre of gravity
  • 1,955g and 135g lighter than the AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
  • Compatible with Z Teleconverters for focal lengths of up to 1200mm
  • Fast and quiet autofocus thanks to a powerful stepping motor (STM)
  • Zoom Ring, Focus Ring, and Customisable Control Ring
  • Four L-fn buttons for complete control

Reach further, be bolder

Fulfil your need to get closer to the action while maintaining excellent image resolution as the lens’ focal length is extendable to 840mm and 1200mm with 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter, respectively. This is especially useful when dealing with subjects that are inaccessible, like athletes crossing the finish line or easily spooked wildlife, as you can present your subjects in the frame as intended without having to crop an image to ‘zoom in’ on the subject.

With the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR, you can easily bring little details to life, such as a ladybug crawling on a tree or blooming cherry blossoms. With a minimum focus distance of 1.3m (at the wide-angle position) and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.25x (at the telephoto end), the lens provides more opportunities to capture subjects up close.

Achieve more with less

Handholding a super-telephoto lens for long hours can be challenging. The NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR takes care of that with its portable size and weight of approximately 1955g, helping to reduce fatigue during transportation and shooting – making it an ideal companion during wildlife expeditions or sports events. The lens is also lighter than the AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR while covering a broad focal length of 180mm to 600mm.

5.5 stops Vibration Reduction (VR)

Focus on securing stable footage while the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR takes care of accidental shaking and vibration, especially when shooting with a telephoto lens, whereby a small shake can result in blurry images. Enjoy the creative freedom to capture sharp and clear stills and videos with a Vibration Reduction (VR) effect of up to 5.5 stops. Take the stress out of capturing fast-moving subjects like flying birds with Auto subject detection and 3D tracking when you pair the lens with the Z 9 or the Z 8.

VR Sport Mode & STM Motors
With the VR SPORT mode, you can enjoy a stable EVF viewing experience when panning and tracking fast-moving subjects for a clear sight of vision when doing continuous burst high-speed shooting. With the NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR, you can capture wildlife in a quiet forest with confidence. Shoot videos without worrying about disruption from unnecessary operational sounds, thanks to the smooth and quiet operation of the lens’ STM and ‘click-less’ control ring.

Outstanding operability

Framing is crucial, especially when shooting from a far distance. The NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR internal zoom mechanism enables stable framing as the centre of gravity remains stable and does not shift while zooming. The superb handling with a fixed front lens and length during zooming reduces the effect of weight-shift, which affects a user’s posture when framing the shot. Users get added peace of mind with a lock release button on the lens hood that secures the lens in place.

Customisable Fn Buttons & Control Ring
Capturing the right moments from a distance requires great focus and concentration. You can use the four Fn buttons to assign their favourite functions and quickly switch to their most-preferred settings without having to toggle the camera menu as you track subjects. In addition, you can record videos smoothly and with minimal operation noise with the adoption of a click-less control ring and a design that considers for less focus breathing.

Dust-and-drip Resistant Design
Rounding off the robust qualities of this super-telephoto lens is the dust-and-drip resistant design which helps to prevent dust and liquid from entering the lens. Users can easily remove dust and dirt with the addition of an antifouling fluorine coat on the front lens.