Nikon Z 16-50
Ok this is technically a kit lens, which usually means a cheaper compromise lens so that people that buy the camera have a decent lens to get started and then can move to more exciting lenses. But combined with the Nikon Z FC this lens delivers serious pictures. Does it look plasticky and cheap, yes. But check the gallery below, the pictures do not look like it came from a 130 gram lens. Weight is a serious asset of this lens. Technically it covers the same range as the Nikon 24-70 which is quite a useful range but falls quite a bit short. However, the idea behind the Nikon Z FC is also a bit the weight, so keeping the combined weight well below 600 grams is a major plus.
The lens has a collapse feature, rotate the zoom ring past 16mm and the lens will collapse making it more compact to carry.
|Price||Cheap, but usually comes bundled with the camera|
|Weight||130g (not a typo)|
|Good for||General purpose for everything|
|New or used||Usually will come as part of a kit, it does not look so robust I would be careful when buying used|
Well it is made for APS-C so this is where you should be using it. The move from 18mm to 16mm actually makes quite a bit of difference, for all practical purposes (16mm in APS-C is equivalent to 24mm in full frame) is as wide as you will need to go before things starting to get tricky. The longer end unfortunately is a bit on the shorter side. It is totally understandable if you want a bit more but considering the weight, this is actually a good compromise.
It has been only a few days, but I do not think I will use another lens on my Nikon Z FC. If I need longer lenses (which are much heavier) I will go with an older (more robust body).
This is the first picture I took with the Nikon Z FC. I am really amazed by how easy it was to take such a nice picture first time around.
This is how point and shoot looks like with a modern mirrorless camera.
These pages are for Amateur Photographers and not really for seasoned photographers and professionals. I have no affiliation or commercial interest with any brand/make. I write from my own experience. I ended up using mainly Nikon, so I am more familiar with this brand than others. See price for notes on pricing as well as photography related links.