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Nikon Z mount lenses


  • new Nikon lens mount for the new Nikon Z full frame mirrorless system
  • Nikkor S lenses are weathersealed and have Nano coatings, quieter AF drives with stepping motors and reduced focus breathing
  • the f/2.8 trinity zooms are expected in 2020

Adapters for other system lenses

AF adapters

  • Nikon's Nikkor F dSLR lens to Nikon Z mount
  • Kipon's Canikon adapter - Canon EF mount lenses to Nikon Z
  • Techart Sony FE lens to Nikon Z camera AF adapter (TZE-01)

Nikon S lenses

  • 14-24mm f/2.8 S
    • planned for 2020
  • 14-30mm f/4 S
    • announced Jan 2019
    • world’s first ultra-wide full-frame lens that lets you attach filters on the front thanks to front element being flat - takes 82mm filters
    • STM motor; customizable control ring; dust and drip resistant, fluorine lens coat; 7 blades;
    • 485g (1.07lbs), 3.5-inches long when retracted
    • $US1299
    • reviews:
  • 20mm f/1.8 S
    • planned for 2020
  • 24mm f/1.8 S
    • available Oct 2019
    • 72mm filter;
    • two AF drives with near silent stepping motors; close focus 0.25m giving maximum magnification of 0.15x;
    • 12 elements in 10 groups; 9 rounded blades;
    • weather-resistant; 1lb (450g);
    • $US1000
  • 24-70mm f/2.8 S
    • planned for 2019
    • 17 elements in 15 groups (2 ED, 4 aspherical)
    • silent stepper motor - new Multi-Focus System uses two actuators to move two focus groups at once
    • 126mm X 89mm, 18% shorter than the F-mount 24-70mm f/2.8 VR
    • 805g, 24% lighter than the F-mount 24-70mm f/2.8 VR
    • 82mm filter
    • weathersealed
    • 9 diaphragm blades
    • extends when zooming
    • Nikon’s first lens to offer their Arneo coating, in addition to the existing Nano Crystal Coat
    • L-fn button plus programmable control ring
      • the best 24-70mm lens they have tested to date and the fifth-highest-scoring zoom lens in their database
      • significantly sharper than the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S but not as sharp as the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM on the 50Mp EOS 5DS R but has much less CA
      • 2.1EV for vignetting but at 24mm and f/4, the Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S creates less corner shading than the Z 24-70mm f/4 S;
      • noticeable distortion at the extreme ends of focal range but this is corrected in-camera; lowest CA of comparable zooms;
      • light transmission score of 3 is not as good as the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM and the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM, which score 2.2 and 2.8, respectively.
  • 24-70mm f/4 S
    • announced Aug 2018
    • close focus 0.3m; 72mm filter; stepping motor;
    • 500g; 77.5 mm x 88.5 mm (3.07” x 3.5”) when retracted
    • $US1000
    • reviews:
  • 35mm f/1.8 S
    • announced Aug 2018
    • a new multi-focusing system with two AF drive units for high-speed, high-accuracy, low-noise performance
    • 62mm plastic filter thread; 9 rounded blades; Nano coating; close focus 0.25m; weather-sealed;
    • 370g; 73 x 86mm;
    • $US850
    • reviews:
        • sharpest in centre at f/2.8 which is MUCH sharper than wide open, but edges need f/5.6-8 for maximal sharpness at which point centre sharpness has fallen; some mild field curvature; no focus shift when changing aperture; focus breathing compensation built in;
        • 1.8EV vignetting wide open; 1.21% barrel distortion; lat. CA well controlled; some long CA at f/1.8-2.8;
        • some onion ring bokeh due to ASPH elements; good flare control; produces 18-point starbursts / sunstars in images; some coma at wide apertures;
  • 50mm f/1.2 S
    • planned for 2020
  • 50mm f/1.8 S
  • 58mm f/0.95 S MANUAL FOCUS NOCT lens
    • coming in 2019 and expected to be very expensive
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 S
    • planned for 2019
  • 85mm f/1.8 S
    • planned for 2019
    • 9 blades; 67mm filter;
    • $US799

Manual focus lenses

  • Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D
    • Zero-D = minimal distortion but appears to have some aberrations of stars in edges 1)
    • 12 elements in 9 groups—including 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements
    • unlike the Sony version, it features 5 straight aperture blades to “produce a clean and sharp 10-point sunstar rendering.”
    • 72mm filter; close focus 0.15m;
    • aperture switch that allows users to quickly switch between click-less and clicked apertures.
    • $US850
  • Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom
    • designed this lens to be as lightweight and portable as possible, weighing in at less than 500g and measuring approximately 9cm in length
    • 14 elements in 10 groups, with 2 aspherical elements and 1 extra-low dispersion element
    • 5 straight blades to produce well-defined 10-pointed sunstars - “At 10mm, you will see sunstars already at the maximum aperture of f/4.5”
    • 37mm rear filter thread and is also able to take 100mm-wide filter systems via a new Laowa 100mm magnetic front filter holder
    • Click/clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel
    • close focus 0.15m
    • $US850
photo/nikonzlenses.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/04 09:27 by gary1