It's a monster! Nikon unleashes super-tele zoom with jaw-dropping reach

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

Priced to be within the budget of enthusiast photographers, Nikon’s Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR super-telephoto zoom had actually been listed as a 200-600mm lens on the Z-series lens roadmap – so the official announcement offers a bonus 20mm reach at the wide end. 

Nikon very much sees this as the Z-mount successor to its popular AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR F-mount super-telephoto lens for DSLRs. It’s aimed at amateur wildlife, aviation and motorsports photographers. The Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR has Vibration Reduction rated at 5.5 stops, to keep shots pin-sharp even when you’re shooting handheld. For fast-moving action, a Sport mode stabilizes the viewfinder image, making it easier for you to capture unpredictable or fast-moving subjects. 

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Adam Waring

Adam has been the editor of N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine for almost 12 years, and as such is one of Digital Camera World's leading experts when it comes to all things Nikon-related. 

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