Subsequent week is shaping as much as be a giant week. Not solely is Sony going to announce a “new concept” camera—doubtless the rumored Sony a7C—but it surely appears Nikon is planning to launch not one, however two much-anticipated Z-mount lenses.
The information comes from the oldsters over at Nikon Rumors, who’re reporting that each the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S and the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.eight S shall be formally introduced subsequent week.
Each lenses have been on the Z-mount lens roadmap from the very starting, and so they characterize some essential additions to a lineup that has been criticized as usually because it has been praised. Nikon is in determined want of some “thrilling” Z lenses which can be truly life like (the NOCT doesn’t rely), and the 50mm f/1.2 positively suits the invoice; on the identical time, the 14-24mm f/2.eight S will spherical out the Z-mount’s “holy trinity” of f/2.eight zooms.
You possibly can see the related parts of the present Z-Mount Lens roadmap under:
In response to the latest leaks from Nikon Rumors, each lenses shall be worthy of that “Superior” S moniker. The 50mm f/1.2 is claimed to be an enormous lens with 17 parts in 15 teams, a built-in LCD display screen, and a built-in operate button that sits inside a housing about the identical measurement as the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S.
The 14-24mm f/2.eight S, however, shall be all about its (relative) compactness and flexibility. It’s rumored to be each smaller and lighter than the F-mount model, and incorporates a almost flat entrance aspect that enables it to simply accept screw-on filters (112mm). Moreover, it too can have a built-in LCD display screen and performance button, and it reportedly sports activities a rear filter slot so you need to use gel filters along with the common variety.
The entire above is, in fact, rumor till Nikon confirms it; luckily, we don’t have lengthy to attend. In response to NR, each lenses will make their debut subsequent week, although its unclear whether or not they are going to be joined by another new merchandise. Mark your calendars and keep tuned!