Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR comes equipped with power zoom capabilities with linear drive

Stabilize yourself

Nikon is at it again with the Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR - a mouthful of a name for their newest APS-C size/DX-format lens. But don't let the name fool you, this little buddy is a pocket-sized powerhouse that's designed to cater to a diverse range of creative expressions and is optimized for capturing both stills and videos in a compact design.

What's so special about it? Well, for starters, it's the first Nikkor Z lens equipped with power zoom with linear drive - fancy speak for remote-control operation, minimal operational sound disruption, and an internal zoom mechanism that maintains a stable balance even when shooting with a camera attached to a compatible tripod grip or gimbal. This means you can maintain a stable balance while capturing everything from expressive selfies to dynamic landscapes.

Users can activate power zoom directly from the dedicated button on the camera body, or with the ML-L7 Remote Control enabled with Bluetooth connection. For a more tactile experience, users can rotate the zoom ring to enable power zooming automatically and adjust the zoom position according to its rotation angle. The zoom speed can be set in 11 steps.

And let's not forget about the Vibration Reduction (VR) effect of up to 4.5 stops, which takes care of accidental shaking and vibration - perfect for when you're excitedly snapping photos of your pet dog doing a trick, even in low-light situations. Its maximum reproduction ratio is 0.21x, and the minimum reproduction ratio is 0.19m, making it ideal for capturing close-up shots of nature and tabletop photos featuring food, products, or jewelry.

The Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR weighs approximately 205g and is dust-and-drip resistant, making it an ideal everyday companion for users. It has a control ring to set frequently used functions such as focus, ISO sensitivity, aperture, or exposure compensation, and a distinctive design of the zoom ring and control ring for smooth operation. The lens will be available in the third week of May 2023 and will cost ₹32,995.00. It's a small price to pay for such a versatile piece of kit. So go ahead, let your creativity take flight with the Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, and who knows, maybe you'll be the next Ansel Adams.