Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Review

July 31, 2020 | Amy Davies |

Sharpness Cont... 5

ounced Nikon Z5, targeted specifically at those just moving to full-frame for the first time, is the perfect pairing for a lens like this as it’s useful for such a wide variety of subjects, too.

Despite the fact that it has a relatively narrow maximum aperture, you can still get some pleasing out of focus areas in your images, while shooting handheld at fairly slow shutter speeds is not too problematic thanks to inbuilt vibration reduction in the lens itself.

The only problem you might encounter is when trying to shoot in very low light at the mid telephoto range onwards - but for travel photographers, how often you're intending to do that is likely to be minimal.

When it comes to price, the Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is not a cheap lens by any means, but in terms of value for money, it can save you a fortune compared to buying a set of individual lenses. Especially so for amateur wildlife photographers who are not currently served by any affordable telephoto lenses for Z cameras (the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens will have an asking price of £2,399 when it goes on sale).

In short, this is not a lens which is intended to replace and do the job of other lenses, such as the 24-70mm f/4, or the 70-200mm f/2.8, nor the range of prime lenses Nikon produces for its Z cameras, but if you need something which works well as a catch-all and are happy to live with the compromises it presents, the new Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR comes highly recommended.