Nikon adds 24-120mm f/4 and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses to its mirrorless lineup

Oct 28, 2021

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Nikon adds 24-120mm f/4 and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses to its mirrorless lineup

Oct 28, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Other than the new Z9 camera, Nikon has also added two new zoom lenses to its mirrorless lineup: the Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S and the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S. In addition, the company has also launched a new FTZ mount adapter in case you’d rather use your mirrorless lenses with your new Z9. So, let’s see what each of them has to offer.

Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S

The new 24-120mm lens from Nikon is pretty much “one lens to rule them all.” It’s a versatile lens for everyday shooting that has you covered in different situations. If you use it on a crop body, it will give you a 36-180mm focal length range. It sports a multi-focus stepping motor AF system, and Nikon promises smooth, precise, and near-silent focusing capabilities.

For a lens of its range and with a constant aperture, it’s relatively lightweight and compact. Still, with 630 g (1.4 lb) weight, I believe you will feel a bit tired after carrying it around all day.

The Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S is available for preorders at the price of $1,096.95. Take a look at the specs:

Mount Type
Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length Range
24 – 
120mm
Zoom Ratio
5x
Maximum Aperture
f/ 4
Minimum Aperture
f/ 22
Format
FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
61° – 13°20′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
84° – 20°20′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.39x
Lens Elements
16
Lens Groups
13
Diaphragm Blades
9
(Rounded diaphragm opening)
ARNEO Coat
Yes
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
ED Glass Elements
3
Aspherical Elements
3
Aspherical Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements
1
Fluorine Coat
Yes
Autofocus
Yes
AF Actuator
2 STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15 ft (0.35m) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual
Filter Size
77mm
(P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.4 in. 
(84 mm) 
 x  4.7 in. 
(118 mm) 
Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA guidelines
Approx. Weight
22.2 oz. 
(630 g) 
Based on CIPA guidelines
Lens Type
Zoom

Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

After Canon, Nikon has also introduced a long telephoto lens for its mirrorless cameras. Nikon’s 100-400mm has a shorter zoom range, but a larger maximum aperture, giving you a bit more low-light shooting capability. Like Canon’s lens, it’s also relatively compact for the lens of its type. In fact, at 1355 g (3 lb), they weigh almost exactly the same.

Like the 24-120mm f/4 S, the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is also designed for full-frame Nikon Z cameras. When used on a crop body, it will give you a 150-600mm equivalent focal length range. It also features a multi-focus stepping motor AF system, so it’s silent and usable for both photos and video.

The Nikkor 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S is available for preorders and it will set you back $2,696.95. Here are the full specs:

Mount Type
Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length Range
100 – 
400mm
Zoom Ratio
4x
Maximum Aperture
f/ 4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/ 32-40
Format
FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
16° – 4°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
24°20′ – 6°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.38x
Lens Elements
25
Lens Groups
20
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Yes
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Diaphragm Blades
9
(rounded diaphragm opening)
ARNEO Coat
Yes
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
ED Glass Elements
6
Super ED Glass Elements
2
Fluorine Coat
Yes
Autofocus
Yes
AF Actuator
STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
100mm zoom position: 2.46 ft (0.75m)
135mm zoom position: 2.56 ft (0.78m)
200mm zoom position: 2.63 ft (0.8m)
300mm zoom position: 2.86 ft (0.87m)
400mm zoom position: 3.22 ft (0.98m)
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual
Filter Size
77mm
(P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.9 in. 
(98 mm) 
 x  8.8 in. 
(222 mm) 
Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA guidelines
Approx. Weight
50.6  oz. 
(1435 g) 
Based on CIPA guidelines
50.6 ounces with tripod collar and 47.8 ounces without tripod collar1435 grams with tripod collar and 1355 grams without tripod collar
Lens Type
Zoom

FTZ II adapter

Finally, Nikon has also announced a new and improved version of its FTZ adapter. The Nikon FTZ II offers the same functionality as the original FTZ, but the design has been adapted for cameras featuring a battery grip. The difference between the two is that this adapter removes the tripod mount. Also, it has a reduced overall size for more comfort when shooting with cameras with a built-in or attached grip or wireless transmitter. It’s available for preorders for $246.95, which is almost the same price as the original FTZ adapter.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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