Meet the truly versatile NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a high-power zoom lens that’s capable of shooting a myriad of subjects.
1. Key Features
Covering a focal-length range from 18 mm to 140 mm, the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is optimal for capturing dynamic landscape shots at the wide-angle position, and impressive portraits with large bokeh in the background at the telephoto position. Thanks to its light and compact body, you can take just this versatile lens with you on a trip and capture a wide variety of scenes, eliminating the need to change lenses and letting you leave your heavy gear at home.
The optical VR function provides a superior compensation effect equivalent to shooting at a shutter speed 5.0 stops* faster. This ensures reliable picture-taking even for telephoto shooting or in low-light conditions that are usually likely to produce blurred images caused by camera shake.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
Featuring a weight of only approx. 315 g/11.2 oz. and length of only 90 mm/3.6 in., you can take this lens anywhere for extended periods, alleviating the burden of shooting thanks to its high mobility. While covering the same focal length of 18 to 140 mm, the combination of this lens and a Z-mount camera body is approx. 190 g/6.7 oz. lighter and 31 mm/0.1 ft shorter as a system* compared to the F-mount combination. The lens enables you to concentrate on and enjoy your shooting without needing to carry multiple lenses when you go on a trip.
*The values are compared between Nikon D5600 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and Nikon Z 50 + NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR.
The lens has been designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance* with a sealing that prevents any dust or water droplets from entering the lens, for enhanced reliability.
*Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed under all conditions.
Despite being a high-power zoom lens, a minimum focus distance of 0.2 m/0.66 ft at the maximum wide-angle position and 0.4 m/1.32 ft at the maximum telephoto position are realized. Because you can boldly approach subjects as close as 9 cm*, it eliminates the need to keep a certain distance from the subject, even for tabletop photography, which is unusual for lenses with a longer focus length. Also, the high reproduction ratio of 0.33× at the maximum telephoto position enables you to capture subjects in large size, attaining the rendering of their details while utilizing background blur. These factors further expand the range of image expression.
*Working distance: Distance from the front surface of the lens to the focus position. At wide-angle position.
Thanks to the Nikon Z mount’s large diameter and short flange focal distance, the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR realizes both high optical performance and compactness even for a high-power zoom lens. It lets you constantly acquire sharp, high-resolution images regardless of the focal length or shooting distance from maximum aperture. In addition, the adoption of ED glass elements significantly reduces axial chromatic aberration, minimizing color bleeding for clean images. All of these factors combine to provide superior rendering performance across the entire frame.
Superior operability has been pursued not only for still shooting but also for movie recording. While achieving outstandingly high-resolution images, quieter AF operation is realized with the employment of a stepping motor in the AF drive system. In addition, a focus-breathing compensation function that effectively reduces shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus, as well as superb subject tracking capability even during zooming operation are available, allowing you to freely change focus and zoom positions. Stable exposure also permits smooth and stable aperture control that delivers natural exposure changes when recording. Also, you can assign various functions to the control ring such as focusing (M/A), ISO sensitivity, aperture and exposure compensation for comfortable and smooth operation.
In addition to its impressive optical performance, the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR achieves quiet and fast AF performance with minimal shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus. This is thanks to NIKKOR Z technology that has been optimized for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, ensuring reliable focusing in any kind of situation. You can now capture your favorite theater performance in a quiet environment, more confidently.
The NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR employs a diaphragm unit with its own drive mechanism, providing precise aperture control via electronic signals from the camera body and realizing stabilized exposure control even during continuous shooting.
The NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is designed to deliver both superb operability and simple styling. The knurling with cross-pattern texture adopted on the control ring clearly distinguishes it from the zoom ring while maintaining a precision look and feel. Also, its sharply outlined body is covered with a high-quality satin-like coating and the NIKKOR emblem is positioned on the top surface. All of these details realize optimal matching with any of the Z-series camera bodies.
2. MTF Chart And Lens Construction
Nikon Z mount
18 – 140 mm
f/ 3.5 to 6.3
f/ 22 to 40
17 elements in 13 groups (including 2 ED and 2 aspherical elements)
Nikon Z mount
Angle of view
76° to 11°30‘ (DX image area)
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 100, 140)
Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance(measured from focal plane)
18 mm zoom position: 0.2 m (0.66 ft) 24 mm zoom position: 0.22 m (0.73 ft) 35 mm zoom position: 0.25 m (0.83 ft) 50 mm zoom position: 0.3 m (0.99 ft) 70 mm zoom position: 0.36 m (1.19 ft) 100 mm zoom position: 0.4 m (1.32 ft) 140 mm zoom position: 0.4 m (1.32 ft)
Maximum reproduction ratio
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
No. of diaphragm blades
7 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
18 mm zoom position: f/3.5 to 22 140 mm zoom position: f/6.3 to 40 *The value displayed at minimum aperture may vary with the exposure increment selected on the camera.
62 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions (maximum diameter × distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 73 mm x 90 mm (2.9 in. x 3.6 in.)
Approx. 315 g (11.2 oz)
LC-62B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap) *Different rear caps may be supplied with lens kits.
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.
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