Nikon adds two new Nkkor Z primes to lens roadmap

Jun 22, 2023

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Nikon adds two new Nkkor Z primes to lens roadmap

Jun 22, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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After yesterday’s announcement of the Nikkor Z 70-180mm f/2.8 (buy here) and Nikkor Z 180-600mm f/5-6.6.3 VR (buy here) lenses, two new lenses have popped up on Nikon’s latest lens roadmap. Both lenses are primes, with one offering a 35mm focal length, perhaps an f/1.2, given its position in the layout. The other is more telephoto, at 135mm, possibly with an f/1.8 or f/2 aperture.

Nikon did have a 135mm f/2 prime lens (buy here) in its F-mount DSLR lineup. It was a lens that proved very popular, particularly amongst location portrait and event shooters. Canon also had an EF mount 135mm f/2 (buy here). Since Sigma’s 2017 release, the 135mm f/1.8 Art (buy here), Nikon might be looking to open up that aperture a bit more this time around.

There’s no word on when we might hear more about the two lenses. The only information that’s confirmed is the focal lengths. So, the aperture suggestions above are all speculation. But, they are logical assumptions to make.

There are still a few gaps in the lineup, particularly niche lenses. There’s still no Z mount version of the 200mm f/4 Micro-Nikkor nor have any of Nikon’s F-mount tilt-shift lenses transitioned over to mirrorless yet. A few more lower-cost lenses (primes, especially) for APS-C shooters also wouldn’t go amiss.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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