Nikon has bolstered its Z collection vary of lenses for its new full-frame mirrorless digicam with the announcement of the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/four S ultra-wide zoom lens at CES 2019.
The brand new lens is designed to supply the perfect mixture of efficiency and portability, and Nikon expects it to be standard with panorama, journey, occasion and structure photographers.
Asserting the lens, Jay Vannatter, Government Vice President, Nikon Inc mentioned: “The Nikkor Z 14-30mm lens demonstrates the optical superiority of the Z system, making the most of the latest high-performance lens applied sciences whereas maximizing compactness and portability.”
The brand new lens is simply 89mm lens (three.5-inches) when retracted, and weighs simply 485g (1.07Ibs), making it roughly 28% lighter and 32% shorter than Nikon’s personal AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR wide-angle zoom lens designed for its DSLR vary.
Optically, the brand new lenses options 4 Additional-Low Dispersion (ED) parts and 4 aspherical parts, which Nikon says will provide unparalleled management of distortion and chromatic aberration. Moreover, the 14-30mm makes use of Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat, which is alleged to successfully cut back ghosting and flare, delivering clearer photographs that preserve good distinction in difficult lighting conditions.
The 14-30mm f/four S additionally incorporates a 82mm filter thread, making it doable to simply connect a spread of filters, whereas the brand new lens additionally makes use of Nikon’s newest Stepping Motor (STM) know-how for easy, quick and quiet AF efficiency.
As we have seen with the remainder of Nikon’s Z lenses, the 14-30mm f/four features a customizable management ring that may be assigned to guide focusing, publicity compensation or aperture management relying on private choice or the capturing scenario, sustaining totally different customized settings when in picture and video mode.
Lastly, the brand new lenses is mud and ‘drip’-resistant, and incorporates a fluorine coating on the entrance aspect that successfully repels mud, water droplets, grease and filth.
The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/four S lens will likely be out there “within the spring” – so March-Might – for a urged retail worth of $1,299.95, with UK and Australian pricing nonetheless to be confirmed.
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