Nikon has sure found a way to kick off the new year in style, by announcing two new lenses for their highly anticipated Z Mount. One is a 14-30 f/4, which is a more specialized lens, while the other is the more versatile 24-70 f/2.8 S.
Weighing 805 grams and 89x126mm in length, it is one of the first fast aperture lenses to be released on the Z mount and it promises more speed owing to a brand new multi-focus system, more sharpness and almost nil aberration. Not just that, Nikon promises more quieter focusing for both stills and video.
There are 3 rings on the lens. One being for the zoom, the other is for focus. The third ring is for customizing in-camera functions like aperture or compensation in exposure. There’s also a L function button on the lens, that is customizable for things like eye autofocus and so on.
The other impressive feature of the lens is that it has a Lens information panel - for displaying valuable information like what aperture you’re at, the focus distance or the depth of field, and your focal length.
Here are some of the technical attributes of the lens for both the Z/FX formats
f/2.8 constant throughout zoom range, minimum being f/22
Has a programmable control ring and a manual focus ring
Features a Lens information panel to indicate convenient information like aperture, focusing distance and depth of field
The lens has an ARNEO coat and is weather sealed
Has an L Fn button for more customization
Speaking of the make of the lens, it’s got 17 elements in 15 groups, has nine aperture blades and features both nano-crystal coats and an ARNEO coating that reduces aberration drastically - promising almost no flare and ghosting, and is also safeguarded against dirt and the elements.
With the 24-70 f/2.8 S, Nikon have mentioned that they have minimized focus breathing, and the motor noise on the lens too is believed to be almost non-existent. Their new multi-focus system boasts more speed owing to two AF drive units which allow for more accurate focusing, even at close range.
NIKON 24-70 f/2.8 S Price In India & Availability
The lens is priced at $2299.95 and you can pre-order the lens from Nikon USA, here.