Nikon has released details of two new lenses – the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which will be available in coming months for its Z-mount full-frame cameras.
The new Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens. (Source: Nikon.)
Due for release in October, the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is the shortest and lightest ultra-wide-angle f/2.8 lens to date and is optimised for professional use when shooting landscapes, cityscapes, night skies, architecture, interiors and environmental portraits. Its launch marks the completion of the Z Trilogy, which also includes the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 and the Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses. Autofocusing is driven by a stepping motor and the lens can focus to within 28cm of subjects. An electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides precise control over aperture settings, including during continuous shooting. Its optical design includes four ED elements plus three aspherical elements to minimise axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare and ensuring that distortions are minimised and colours are accurately reproduced. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat coatings have been applied for suppressing flare and ghosting. Users can choose between the HB-97 lens hood, which is threaded to accept 112 mm diameter filters, or the normal lens hood (HB-96) that is suitable to be used when no filter is required. Weighing approximately 650 grams and measuring 124.5 mm in length. This lens is also dust- and drip-resistant.
The fast Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S prime lens. (Source: Nikon.)
The new Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S is a classic fast standard prime lens that is designed for high performance and is the fi5r4st of its type to include two stepping motors for focusing. Featuring a dust- and drip-resistant structure and a minimum aperture of f/16, its optical design includes two ED elements and three aspherical elements plus Nano Crystal Coat and Arneo coatings for protection and reducing ghosting and flare. The provision of a L-Fn (lens function) button and a lens information panel supports smooth operation. Weighing 1095 grams and 150mm in length, this lens accepts 82 mm filters. Its minimum focusing distance is 45 centimetres. It is due for release in December. Click here for more information on both lenses.