At last! An ultra-wide zoom for Nikon Z-mount DX mirrorless cameras

Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has slowly but steadily been fleshing out its Z-mount lens range for its Z-series mirrorless cameras, but three-and-a-half years since the launch of the first crop-sensor DX mirrorless, the Z 50, one glaring omission has been an ultra-wide zoom. Until now, that is, with the announcement of the Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR. 

With a 18-42mm zoom range in full-frame terms, it’s ideal for landscapes, interiors and any other shooting scenario where you need to squeeze more into the image frame. It’s not quite as wide-angle as the Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED for Nikon's DX DSLRs, with an 18mm rather then 15mm maximum angle of view, but it does stretch quite a bit further at the telephoto end, at 42mm rather than 36mm, approaching 'standard lens' focal length territory. 

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