The Nikon Z mount now has extremely wide-angle optics. On Monday, January 7, Nikon unveiled the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F/Four S ultra-wide zoom lens. The lens is the primary 14mm full-frame lens that permits for a filter on the entrance, because of an almost flat entrance aspect. The lens was introduced throughout CES 2019, alongside a brand new Nikon Z6 Filmmakers Equipment that bundles an exterior recorder and gimbal with the mirrorless digital camera, though the lens had already been talked about within the lens roadmap final 12 months.
Due partially to the bigger diameter of the Z mount, the brand new 14-30mm lens affords a extra compact design with out the dramatic curved entrance piece frequent on ultra-wide angle lenses. With out the curved glass on the entrance, the zoom lens is ready to use 82mm screw-in filters on the entrance of the lens. The lens is 3.5 inches lengthy when saved and weighs simply over a pound, which Nikon says makes the lens about 28.6 p.c lighter and 32 p.c shorter than the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens designed for DSLRs.
Nikon says the optical design is fitted to high-resolution sensors just like the one contained in the Z7. The lens makes use of a brand new design that additionally incorporates 4 extra-low dispersion components, 4 aspherical components, and anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat. The lens additionally homes Nikon’s latest stepping motor for autofocus that’s quieter and sooner than older motors. Nikon says the lens additionally reduces focus respiratory for video.
Just like the Z sequence our bodies, the lens is mud and moisture sealed. One of many lens rings could be customized set to regulate focus, publicity compensation or aperture, just like earlier Z lenses.
Nikon’s CES bulletins additionally embody a brand new filmmakers package for the Z6. Together with the mirrorless physique, the package consists of the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/Four S lens, and FTZ lens adapter. An Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR 5-inch Monitor Recorder — which can be utilized to file most video high quality in 10-bit N-Log — can be a part of the bundle, together with the Rode VideoMic Professional+, MOZA Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, an additional digital camera battery, an HDMI cable, a 12-month Vimeo membership and an internet video course, The Artwork of Making Music Movies Nikon Faculty with Chris Hershman.
“The Nikkor Z 14-30mm lens demonstrates the optical superiority of the Z system, making the most of the latest high-performance lens applied sciences whereas maximizing compactness and portability,” Jay Vannatter, Nikon government vp Nikon stated in a press release. “The Nikon Z sequence is a powerfully succesful digital camera system for all sorts of video manufacturing, and with the Z 6 Filmmaker’s Equipment, we’re giving videographers and content material creators the gear they should start capturing high-quality movies with probably the most compelling hybrid digital camera available on the market.”
The brand new Z 14-30mm lens will listing for about $1,300 starting this spring. The Z6 Filmmakers Equipment will probably be out there on the finish of the month, itemizing for about $4,000.