Nikon has released an updated its Z-Mount lens roadmap, adding ten new lenses with a promise of 13 more by the end of 2021.
The latest roadmap for Nikon’s Z-mount lenses. (Source: Nikon.)
It’s interesting that no time line has been given for releasing these lenses. Nor have maximum apertures been provided for some lenses, save for the lenses that have already been announced (which are shown in blue). However, Nikon provides a clear distinction between lenses that belong to the top-of-the range S-Line lenses and those at lower levels. The roadmap is also divided into focal lengths (along the X-axis, separated into FX and DX categories) with the Y-axis split into four types: prime lenses, compact primes, Micro Nikkors (close-up/macro) and zoom lenses.
The 14-24mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2 and 20mm f/1.8 – all S-Line lenses – were on the roadmap released with the original Z-mount cameras, which also included the 24-70mm f/4.5 S, 50mm f/1.8 S and 35mm f/1.8 S as well as the exotic 58mm f/0.95 NOCT lens, which is due go on sale late in October. The Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens was officially announced in early September, while the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S was unveiled in July.
New S-Line lenses added to the current roadmap include the 105mm Micro Nikkor and a 24-105mm standard zoom. The remainder, which are not S-Line lenses include 28mm and 40mm compact primes, a 60mm Micro Nikkor and 24-200mm and 200-600mm zoom lenses, all of which are for the FX mount. The only DX mount lens in the list is an 18-140mm ‘convenience’ zoom, which is presumably targeted at purchasers of the new Z 50 camera, which was announced last week with two lenses: the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR.