Back in January, Nikon updated its roadmap of 23 Z-mount lenses. The 24mm f/1.8 S was scheduled for 2019, and now it’s officially here. The wide-angle prime is designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-mount mirrorless cameras, and it will cost just under $1,000. Nikon aims it particularly at landscape, cityscape, and architecture photographers, but those shooting environmental portraits and group shots will also benefit from this focal length.
The lens features an f/1.8 maximum aperture with nine blades. The lens elements are protected with a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating, which should minimize lens flare and ghosting.
The Nikkor 24mm f/1.8 S features a stepping motor for “fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling.” This should be useful for photographers and filmmakers equally, and this lens is aimed at both groups. There’s also a programmable Control Ring is. It’s set to adjust the manual focus by default, but it can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation. And last but not least, the lens is dust- and moisture-resistant, so you can use it in weather conditions that are far from ideal.
Here are a few more photos, and specs:
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Angle of View||84°|
|Filter Size||72 mm (Front)|
The Nikkor 24mm f/1.8 S is available for preorders and it will set you back just under $1,000 ($996.95 to be exact).The shipping is scheduled to begin in October.