Other than the D6, Nikon also has something to make Z shooters happy today: the company has just announced NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S. We’ve been expecting them since January and October last year. The 20mm f/1.8 was even shown off at last year’s CP+. But now they’re both out and ready for you to start shooting with them. So, let’s dive in and see what you can expect.
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR
The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is kinda like “one lens to rule them all,” with 8.3x zoom covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths. It’s made for full-frame Nikon Z cameras, but of course, you can use it on DX bodies too and get 36-300mm equivalent focal length range.
The lens features a series of aspherical and ED elements, along with ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coatings. As a result, Nikon promises a sharp and clear image quality with high contrast and accurate color rendering.
As for the autofocus, the new Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 lens features a stepping motor that promises to deliver smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance. Because of this, it can be suitable for both photos and videos. There’s also VR image stabilization which promises up to 5 stops of camera shake reduction.
Here are the specs:
|Focal Length||24 to 200mm|
|Maximum Aperture||f/4 to 6.3|
|Minimum Aperture||f/22 to 36|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Angle of View||84° to 12° 20'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.64' / 50 cm|
|Optical Design||19 Elements in 15 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.01 x 4.49" / 76.5 x 114 mm|
|Weight||1.25 lb / 570 g|
The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is available for preorders and shipping is expected to start in April. As for the price, it will set you back $896.95.
NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S
The NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 S is a versatile wide-angle prime aimed at the architecture, interior, and landscape photographers. But of course, it can have its application in other genres too, such as street or cityscapes, and even portraits, why not? It’s designed for full-frame Nikon Z cameras, and on DX models it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
This lens uses aspherical and ED elements and Nikon promises sharp, well-corrected photos with high clarity and color accuracy. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are applied to suppress flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and higher contrast.
The NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 S features a multi-focus system with two separate and synchronized AF drive units. Thanks to this, the lens delivers fast and accurate AF. It also packs stepping motors for smooth and quiet AF, so you can use this lens for both stills and video.
Let’s check out the specs:
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Angle of View||94°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" / 20 cm|
|Optical Design||14 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.33 x 4.27" / 84.5 x 108.5 mm|
|Weight||1.11 lb / 505 g|
The NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 S is also available for preorders and coming a bit sooner than the 24-200mm. It starts shipping in late March this year and its price is $1,046.95.