Nikon has released details of a new Z-mount lens, the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S, which is designed for both wide-field photography and videography.

Side view of the new Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Few details are available for the new lens, save that it ‘offers effective distortion correction and edge-to-edge sharpness’, features nine diaphragm blades and  is ‘dust- and drip-resistant’. According to press materials, the lens also ’employs extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements that ensure superior image quality with minimal axial chromatic aberration. The adoption of Nano Crystal Coat effectively suppresses ghost and flare, contributing to extremely clear photos and videos even in backlit portrait shooting. The lens also has a comfortable-to-operate control ring to which various functions can be assigned.’

No details have been provided on local pricing or availability, although overseas website state it will be available in mid to late October for a suggested retail price of US$999.95. Click here for more information.