Nikon

Z 50

The AF-Assist Illuminator

The Z 50‘s AF-assist illuminator has a range of about 1.0–3.0 m (3 ft 4 in.–9 ft 10 in.); when using the illuminator, use a lens with a focal length of 16–300 mm. Some lenses may block the illuminator at certain focus distances. Restrictions applying to lenses used in combination with the Z 50‘s AF-assist illuminator are listed below.

NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.).

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.).

NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at some focal lengths and focus distances. Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is available at the following focal lengths and focus distances only:

Focal lengthMinimum focus distance for autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination
Less than 50 mm 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in.)
50 mm or more 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)

NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 2.5 m (8 ft 3 in.).

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.).

NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at some focal lengths and focus distances. Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is available at the following focal lengths and focus distances only:

Focal lengthMinimum focus distance for autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination
Less than 85 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)
85 mm or more 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.)

NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at some focal lengths and focus distances. Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is available at the following focal lengths and focus distances only:

Focal lengthMinimum focus distance for autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination
Less than 105 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
105 mm or more 1.5 m (5 ft)

NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.).

NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available.

NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available.

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 1.5 m (5 ft).

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.).

NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in.) .

NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8(Special Edition)

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in.) .

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 2.5 m (8 ft 3 in.).

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

This lens does not support autofocus photography.

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S

No restrictions apply to the use of the AF-assist illuminator.

NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 0.3 m (1 ft).

NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S

Autofocus photography with AF-assist illumination is not available at focus distances under 1.5 m (5 ft).

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