Nikon's 180-600mm is the sensibly-priced super-tele I've been waiting for

Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR
(Image credit: Nikon)

Perhaps the most surprising optic in this week's announcement of two new Nikon lenses is the Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR

We knew that a mysterious 200-600mm lens was listed on the Z-lens roadmap, but with no fewer than four super-telephoto optics announced in 2022 – as well as the Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, announced at the tail-end of 2021 – I’ll readily admit that for a hot minute I’d completely forgotten there was still a Z-mount contender for the best 150-600mm lens in the pipeline. 


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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.