Concurrent with the Z9 camera announcement, Nikon has also announced the Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lenses for its full frame cameras.

The new Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Designed as a general-purpose lens, the Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S can be used for a wide variety of subject types and its constant f/4 maximum aperture makes it even more versatile. Weighing only 630 grams, it claims to be the lightest in its class and features dust-and drip-resistance plus antifouling with a fluorine coating on the front element, making it ideal for travellers. The optical design consists of 16 elements in 13 groups and includes three Extra-low Dispersion (ED), three aspherical ED and one aspherical lens elements to mimimise common aberrations. Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat coatings are applied to suppress ghosting and flare.

Autofocus (AF) performance has been improved with dual AF drive units driven by stepping motors. Focusing is entirely internal and users can assign frequently used functions such as ISO sensitivity, aperture, and exposure compensation to the control ring and L-Fn button for quick access and adjustments. The control ring also provides effortless operation when it comes to movie recording. The new NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S will be available from mid-December. Click here for more information.

The new Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens. (Source: Nikon).

The new Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is the first super-telephoto zoom lens in the Nikkor Z S-Line and also the lightest in its class. Weighing 1355 grams and just 222 mm long with a diameter of 98 mm, it features a rotary extending zoom design, and comes with a tripod collar and cylindrical lens hood. Newly developed Inner Balance Technology significantly reduces the shift of the centre of gravity when zooming in and out. This lens features a complex optical design with 25 elements arranged in 20 groups. Among them are six ED elements and two Super ED elements to address common aberrations. Use of Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat effectively minimises ghosting and flaring for clarity and sharpness, even with a strong light source present.

This lens also claims the shortest minimum focus distance in its class at 75 cm, which provides 0.38x magnification. Dual stepping motors control autofocusing  and a focus distance limiter is provided to make it easier for the camera to focus on close subjects. Integrated Vibration Reduction (VR) stabilisation provides up to 5.5 stops of shake compensation. When the lens is paired with an in-camera VR, it works in sync with the 5-axis VR of the camera to further compensate for the yaw, pitch, and vertical and horizontal camera shake. Users can also select VR [SPORT] mode for capturing or tracking erratically moving subjects to provide a stable viewfinder image, even during continuous shooting. This lens is also compatible with Nikon’s Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x  and Z Teleconverter TC-2.0x accessories.

The new Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S will be available from mid-December. Click here for more information.

Nikon has also released details of a new Mount Adapter FTZ II, an enhanced second-generation Z mount adapter which will be available in November as well as the NX Tether software application for facilitating tethered photography. Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems it will be available to download from the Nikon Download Center from the 4 November 2021. In addition Nikon’s new NX MobileAir is a new smartphone application that facilitates and streamlines on-site workflow. Supported on iOS and Android devices, it will be available in Australia from 2022. Click here for local details of all Nikon products.