Nikon Unveils the 50mm f/1.2 and 14-24mm f/2.eight S Lenses for the Z-Mount

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Nikon has simply introduced two of essentially the most anticipated lenses for its full-frame mirrorless Z-series: the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S and the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S. The previous is the quickest AF lens Nikon has ever produced, whereas the latter is “the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.eight zoom lens with a 14mm discipline of view.”

Each of those lenses will add some much-needed pleasure to the Z-Mount lens roadmap within the type of velocity on the one hand, and a high-performance ultra-wide possibility on the opposite.

Let’s take them one after the other.

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S

The brand new 50mm f/1.2 lens is without doubt one of the quickest lenses Nikon has ever produced, proper consistent with their previous Noct and solely slightly slower than the new Noct. However in contrast to the 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, this lens comes with autofocus.

Optically, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S guarantees to ship “unequalled sharpness, velocity, and life-like readability” due to an optical components that Nikon describes as “symmetrical” in an effort to stop gentle from being bent or distorted because it makes its method by the lens. This, mixed with three aspherical components, Nikon’s Nano Crystal coating, and the brand new ARNEO coating, is how Nikon plans to ship on that “unequalled” promise.

Autofocus is pushed by two STM motors which concurrently transfer a number of focus teams for quick, correct AF efficiency. And in terms of construct, you get a customizable management ring, a customizable perform button, and an EL Show panel constructed into the lens barrel itself.

All of this comes collectively right into a hefty weather-sealed lens that weighs 2.4lb (1090g) and measures a full 6 inches lengthy.

Right here’s a more in-depth take a look at the brand new prime lens:

And a primary impressions video from Nikon USA:

The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S goes to be out there beginning in December of 2020 for $2,100. To be taught extra or decide one up for your self, click here.

NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.eight S

In contrast to the 50mm f/1.2, the brand new NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.eight S is all about how small and light-weight it’s in comparison with different lenses in its class. Nikon is asking this “the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.eight zoom lens with a 14mm discipline of view,” and whereas which may sound like loads of qualifiers, it’s fairly the optical achievement.

Because of the quick flange distance of the Z-Mount, the brand new 14-24mm f/2.eight is almost 35% lighter than its F-mount predecessor, whereas its optical design that includes 4 ED lens components, Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coating guarantees to ship the “optical superiority” professionals will count on from one of many “holy trinity” lenses.

On the skin, the 14-24mm lens matches its brethren within the f/2.eight trinity, with a customizable management ring, customizable perform button, and an EL Show of its personal.

Lastly, as rumored, this lens can really settle for screw on filters. The entrance factor is flat sufficient that you may connect 112mm filters onto the included lens hood, whereas concurrently placing gel filters into the built-in rear-filter slot for “better versatility and adaptability in additional lighting circumstances than ever earlier than.”

Right here’s a more in-depth take a look at the brand new zoom lens:

And a few first impressions movies from Nikon:

The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.eight S goes to be able to ship in November, and could be pre-ordered for $2,400. To be taught extra or decide one up for your self, click here.

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