Nikon

Z 50

The Built-in Flash

The Z 50‘s built-in flash can be used with lenses with focal lengths of 16–300 mm, although in some cases the flash may be unable to entirely light the subject at some focal lengths or focus distances due to shadows cast by the lens. Restrictions applying to lenses used in combination with the Z 50‘s built-in flash are listed below.

NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
12-18 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
28 mm 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in.)

NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S

Shadows cast by the lens will be visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focal lengths and focus distances. Further, peripheral illumination may drop at focal lengths below 16 mm.

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Shadows cast by the lens will be visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focal lengths and focus distances. Further, peripheral illumination may drop at focal lengths below 16 mm.

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

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
16 mm 0.6 m (2 ft)
24-50 mm No shadows

Peripheral illumination may drop at a focal length of 16 mm.

NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
17-24 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
28 mm 2.5 m (8 ft 3 in.)

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

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
18 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
24 mm 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.)
35 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
50-140 mm 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in.)

NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
24-50 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
70 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
24-28 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
35 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)
50-70 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)

NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
24-35 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
50 mm 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.)
70-120 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)

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

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
24 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
35 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)
50 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
70-200 mm No shadows

NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
28 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
35 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)
50 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
70 mm 0.6 m (2 ft)

NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
28-50 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
70 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)
105-200 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
300-400 mm No shadows

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

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
50 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
70 mm 0.8 m (2 ft 8 in.)
100-250 mm No shadows

NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
70-135 mm 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)
180 mm No shadows

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
70-85 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
105 mm 3.0 m (9 ft 11 in.)
135 mm 1.3 m (4 ft 4 in.)
200 mm 1.2 m (4 ft)

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

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
100 mm 2.5 m (8 ft 3 in.)
135 mm 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.)
200-400 mm 1.5 m (5 ft)

NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR

The focal lengths and minimum focus distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Focal length Minimum distance without shadow
180 mm Shadows occur at all focus distances.
400 mm 3.0 m (9 ft 11 in.)
600 mm No shadows

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE)

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at some focus distances. Shadows will not appear in pictures taken at focus distances of 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) or more.

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at all focus distances.

NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8

This lens does not cast shadows in pictures taken with the flash.

NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S

Shadows cast by the lens are visible in pictures taken with the flash at some focus distances. Shadows will not appear in pictures taken at focus distances of 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.) or more.

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