This section is included as a lens manual for purchasers of the NIKKOR Z 24–200mm f/4–6.3 VR lens kit.

Note that lens kits may not be available in some countries or regions.

Using the Lens

Parts of the Lens: Names and Functions

The parts of the NIKKOR Z 24–200mm f/4–6.3 VR are listed below.


Lens hood

Lens hoods block stray light that would otherwise cause flare or ghosting. They also serve to protect the lens.


Lens hood lock mark

Use when attaching the lens hood.


Lens hood alignment mark


Lens hood mounting mark


Zoom ring

Rotate to zoom in or out.


Focal length scale

Determine the approximate focal length when zooming the lens in or out.


Focal length mark


Control ring

  • Autofocus mode selected: In autofocus mode, rotate the ring to adjust a setting such as [Focus (M/A)] or [Aperture] assigned using the camera. For more information, see the description of [Custom control assignment]/[Custom controls (shooting)] in the camera manual.

  • Manual focus mode selected: Rotate the ring to focus.


Lens mounting mark

Use when mounting the lens on the camera.


Rubber lens-mount gasket


CPU contacts

Used to transfer data to and from the camera.


Zoom lock switch

To lock the zoom ring, zoom out to the 24 mm position and slide the switch to LOCK. This prevents the lens extending under its own weight while you are carrying the camera.


Lens cap (front cap)


Lens cap (rear cap)

Attachment and Removal

Attaching the Lens

  1. Turn the camera off, remove the body cap, and detach the rear lens cap.

  2. Position the lens on the camera body, keeping the mounting mark on the lens aligned with the mounting mark on the camera body, and then rotate the lens counterclockwise until it clicks into place.

Removing the Lens

  1. Turn the camera off.

  2. Press and hold the lens release button while turning the lens clockwise.

Attaching and Removing the Lens Hood

Align the lens hood mounting mark with the lens hood alignment mark (q) and then rotate the hood (w) until the mounting mark is aligned with the lens hood lock mark (e).

To remove the hood, reverse the above steps.

When attaching or removing the hood, hold it near the lens hood alignment mark (I) and avoid gripping the front of the hood too tightly. The hood can be reversed and mounted on the lens when not in use.

Using the Lens on Cameras with a Built-in Flash

Shadows will be visible in photos where the light from the built-in flash is obscured by the lens or lens hood. Remove the lens hood before shooting. Note, however, that even if the hood is removed, shadows may still be visible at some focal lengths and subject distances.

  • The lens may produce shadows in photographs taken with the built-in flash when mounted on the following camera. The focal lengths and minimum subject distances at which shadows will not appear are as follows:

Camera 1

Focal lengths

Minimum distance without shadow 2

Z 50

24 mm

Shadows occur at all subject distances

35 mm

1.5 m (5 ft)

50 mm

1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)

70 – 200 mm

No shadows

  1. See the camera manual for the latest information.

  2. Lens hood removed.

Vibration Reduction (VR)

The lens’s on-board vibration reduction can be enabled or disabled using camera controls; see the camera manual for details. With [Normal] selected for the on-camera vibration reduction option, vibration reduction allows speeds up to 5.0 stops * slower than would otherwise be the case, expanding the range of shutter speeds available.

  • Measured according to CIPA standards. Values for lenses that support FX format are measured on FX -format mirrorless cameras, those for DX lenses on DX-format mirrorless cameras. Values for zoom lenses are measured at maximum zoom.

Vibration Reduction
  • Due to the design of the vibration reduction system, the lens may rattle when shaken. This does not indicate a malfunction.

  • To reduce blur caused by tripod shake, select [Normal] or [Sport] for the on-camera vibration reduction option when the camera is mounted on a tripod. Note, however, that depending on the type of tripod and shooting conditions, there may be cases in which [Off] is the preferred option.

  • [Normal] or [Sport] is recommended when the camera is mounted on a monopod.

When the Lens Is Attached

The focus position may change if you turn the camera off and then on again after focusing. If you have focused on a pre-selected location while waiting for your subject to appear, we recommend that you do not turn the camera off until the picture is taken.

Precautions for Use

  • Do not pick up or hold the lens or camera using only the lens hood.

  • Keep the CPU contacts clean.

  • Should the rubber lens-mount gasket be damaged, cease use immediately and take the lens to a Nikon-authorized service center for repair.

  • Replace the lens caps when the lens is not in use.

  • To protect the interior of the lens, store it out of direct sunlight.

  • Do not leave the lens in humid locations or in locations in which it may be exposed to moisture. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.

  • Do not leave the lens next to open flames or in other extremely hot locations. Extreme heat could damage or warp exterior parts made from reinforced plastic.

  • Rapid changes in temperature may cause damaging condensation inside and outside the lens. Before taking the lens from a warm to a cold environment or vice versa, place it in a bag or plastic case to slow the change in temperature.

  • We recommend that you place the lens in its case to protect it from scratches during transport.

Lens Care

  • Removing dust is normally sufficient to clean the glass surfaces of the lens.

  • The fluorine-coated front lens element can be cleaned as described below.

    • Smudges, fingerprints, and other oily stains can be removed using a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens cleaning tissue; clean from the center outwards using a circular motion.

    • To remove stubborn stains, wipe gently using a soft cloth lightly dampened with a small amount of distilled water, ethanol, or lens cleaner.

    • Any drop-shaped marks left from this process on the water- and oil-repellent surface can subsequently be removed with a dry cloth.

  • When cleaning the rear lens element, which is not fluorine-coated, remove smudges, fingerprints, and other oily stains using a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens cleaning tissue lightly dampened with a small amount of ethanol or lens cleaner. Wipe gently from the center outwards in a circular motion, taking care not to leave smears or touch the lens with your fingers.

  • Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean the lens.

  • Neutral Color (NC) filters (available separately) and the like can be used to protect the front lens element.

  • If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool, dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.


Supplied Accessories

  • LC-67B Lens Cap (front cap)

  • LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)

  • HB-93 Lens Hood

  • CL-C1 Lens Case

Using the Lens Case
  • The case is intended to protect the lens from scratches, not from falls or other physical shocks.

  • The case is not water resistant.

  • The material used in the case may fade, bleed, stretch, shrink, or change color when rubbed or wet.

  • Remove dust with a soft brush.

  • Water and stains can be removed from the surface with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.

  • Do not store in locations exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures or humidity.

  • Do not use the case to clean the monitor or lens elements.

  • Be careful that the lens does not fall from the case during transport.

Material: Polyester

Compatible Accessories

67 mm screw-on filters

  • Use only one filter at a time.

  • Remove the lens hood before attaching filters or rotating circular polarizing filters.



Nikon Z mount

Focal length

24 – 200 mm

Maximum aperture

f/4 – 6.3

Lens construction

19 elements in 15 groups (including 2 ED elements, 1 aspherical ED element, 2 aspherical elements, and elements with an ARNEO coat and a fluorine-coated front lens element)

Angle of view

  • FX format: 84°–12° 20’

  • DX format: 61°–8°

Focal length scale

Graduated in millimeters (24, 35, 50, 70, 105, 135, 200)

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Vibration reduction

Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

Minimum focus distance (measured from focal plane)

  • 24 mm zoom position: 0.5 m (1.64 ft)

  • 35 mm zoom position: 0.54 m (1.78 ft)

  • 50 mm zoom position: 0.55 m (1.81 ft)

  • 70 mm zoom position: 0.58 m (1.91 ft)

  • 105 mm zoom position: 0.65 m (2.14 ft)

  • 135 mm zoom position: 0.68 m (2.24 ft)

  • 200 mm zoom position: 0.7 m (2.30 ft)

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Aperture range

  • 24 mm zoom position: f/4 – 22

  • 200 mm zoom position: f/6.3 – 36

  • The minimum aperture displayed may vary depending on the size of the exposure increment selected with the camera.

Filter-attachment size

67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approx. 76.5 mm/3.1 in. maximum diameter × 114 mm/4.5 in.

(distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approx. 570 g (1 lb 4.2 oz)

  • Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.