Nikon Releases New Nikkor Z Series 14-30 F/4 S Ultra Wide Zoom Lens

The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that covers a 14 mm to 30 mm range of focal lengths with a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the range.

Nikon introduced the new Nikorr Z series 14-30 F/4 S ultra wide zoom lens on the first day at CES 2019.

The 14-30MM f/4 weighs up to 485 grams which if we compare it to the old 14-24MM f/2.8 (which is almost 10 years old) weighs at a 1,000 grams. This 14MM is the first full-frame FX lens that will allow the photographers to attach various types of screw-on filters (82MM) to the front of this ultra-wide lens. This will in-turn will expand creative possibilities for photographers and cinematographers, infinitely.

“A compact 14 to 30mm zoom range with a fixed f/4 aperture and outstanding image quality. Experience edge-to-edge sharpness even when shooting wide open. Shoot stills or video in near-silence. This is an essential lens for travel, adventure, events, video and everything in between.”

-Nikon Global

The 14-30 mm is one of the most anticipated lens from Nikon in 2019.
According to the road map Nikon released last year, there are a few lenses due for this year which shall be released soon:

  • NIKKOR Z 58MM F/0.95 S Noct (2019)

  • NIKKOR Z 20MM F/1.8 (2019)

  • NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 (2019)

  • NIKKOR Z 24-70MM F/2.8 (2019)

  • NIKKOR Z 70-200MM F/2.8 (2019)

  • NIKKOR Z 50MM F/1.2 (2020)

  • NIKKOR Z 24MM F/1.8 (2020)

  • NIKKOR Z 14-24MM F.2.8 (2020)

Roadmap

Source: Nikon Global

According to Nikon, the lens is part of the S-Line, a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a new benchmark in optical performance, creating new definitions of design principles and quality control. Nikon chose to start their year by releasing this lens which is a F/4.0 lens, instead of bringing out the big guns like; 85MM F/1.8 or the 70-200MM f/2.8.

For us, we don’t believe it is a professional lens, like Nikon promised us it would be.

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