Nikon has revealed that its Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens, which was listed on the roadmap released last year, will be available from registered Nikon retailers in April 2019.

The new Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens shown with some of the 82 mm filters it can accept. (Source: Nikon.)
Covering ultra-wide angles of view from 14mm to 30mm with a constant maximum aperture of f/4, the lens is particularly versatile. The new lens is the first FX-format lens to support direct filter attachment, providing support for  polarising and neutral density filters, which can’t normally be used with conventional ultra-wide-angle lenses. The 82-mm-diameter filters can be attached in front of the small and nearly flat front lens element without compromising the dust- and drip-resistance in the design of the lens.

The optical design contains 14 elements in nine groups, among them four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and four aspherical lens elements. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat coating technologies ensure suppression of ghosting and flare. A button-less retractable mechanism unlocks the lens, enabling quicker shooting while on the move than with conventional models. The control ring can be customised to adjust camera settings like Focus (M/A), Aperture and Exposure Compensation, a handy feature for users who shoot movies because it eliminates distracting noises caused by using conventional command dials and buttons.

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