This section is included as a lens manual for purchasers of the NIKKOR Z 24–50mm f/4–6.3 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 24–50mm f/4–6.3 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. Be sure to extend the lens before use.


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 controls]/[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.


CPU contacts

Used to transfer data to and from the camera.


Lens cap (front cap)


Lens cap (rear cap)

  • Available separately.

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.

Before Use

The lens is retractable and must be extended before use. Rotate the zoom ring as shown until the lens clicks into the extended position. Pictures can only be taken when the focal length mark points to positions between 24 and 50 on the focal length scale.

  • To retract the lens, rotate the zoom ring in the opposite direction, stopping when you reach the (I) position on the focal length scale.

  • If the camera is turned on with the lens retracted, a warning will be displayed. Extend the lens before use.

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Smudges, fingerprints, and other oily stains can be removed from the lens surface 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-52B Lens Cap (front cap)

  • LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)

Compatible Accessories

  • HB-98 Lens Hood

  • CL-C4 Lens Case

  • 52 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 – 50 mm

Maximum aperture

f/4 – 6.3

Lens construction

11 elements in 10 groups (including 2 ED elements and 3 aspherical elements)

Angle of view

  • FX format: 84° – 47°

  • DX format: 61° – 31° 30´

Focal length scale

Graduated in millimeters (24, 28, 35, 40, 50)

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Minimum focus distance

0.35 m (1.15 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions

Maximum reproduction ratio

0.17× (50 mm zoom position)

Diaphragm blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Aperture range

  • 24 mm zoom position: f/4 – 22

  • 50 mm zoom position: f/6.3 – 36

Filter-attachment size

52 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approx. 73.5 mm (2.9 in.) maximum diameter × 51 mm (2.1 in.) (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)


Approx. 195 g (6.9 oz)

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