New Nikkor S Series Lenses!

  By Ryley Smith

 

Nikon users, we have some exciting news for you! Nikon has unveiled two exciting additions to the rapidly expanding Nikkor Z lens lineup. The ultra-wide angle Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which is the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm field of view enabling a versatile range to capture expansive views including cityscapes, landscapes, astrophotography and more! As well as, the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S which is a paramount fast-aperture prime lens engineered for optical excellence to help Z series users achieve unrivalled power, exceptional sharpness and show-stopping bokeh. These new, full-frame S-Line lenses are ready to bring superior optical performance to Nikon Z mount creators!

Starting with the highly anticipated Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, it is the shortest and lightest full-frame zoom lens of its kind! The 14-24mm is a versatile lens that proves the optical superiority of the Nikon Z mount, producing excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, minimal distortion and exceptional photo and video capabilities for creators. The new optical design allows for a significantly shorter lens that is nearly 35 percent lighter than its predecessor, the popular AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8, making this lightweight lens ideal for a trek into the field. For video content creators, the wide-angle zoom range offers a new option for capturing tack-sharp establishing shots, interiors or POV angles.

The Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens has been engineered to deliver unrivalled optical excellence and maximum usability. This thoroughly modernized lens design features a nearly flat front lens element, which allows the attachment of a threaded filter to the included additional lens hood (HB-97). This design provides users with the ability to attach a Neutral Density (ND) filter, as well as the new Neutral Colour NC Filter 112mm or Circular Polarizing Filter II 112mm, while a rear filter holder also accepts a trimmable filter gel. With the option to easily use multiple filter types, users can capture epic landscapes with greater versatility and flexibility in more lighting conditions than ever before! For those who love photographing stunning night-time views, the 14-24mm lens delivers amazing low-light performance with a constant f/2.8 aperture and stellar point light reproduction capabilities that suppress sagittal coma and flare for tack-sharp stars and city lights.

With a robust design and reliable performance, the 14-24mm lens has custom controls, including a customizable one-touch shortcut button, EL Display panel and custom control ring, making controls and settings convenient and accessible. The optical formula includes four ED lens elements, helping to control chromatic aberrations, and capture fine details, including colours and lines, with consistent accuracy. Additionally, flare, ghosting and coma are suppressed, even with harsh backlight, thanks to the lens’s Nano Crystal Coat (N) and anti-reflective ARNEO Coat. Meanwhile, its robust fluorine coating and extensive weather sealing allow Nikon Z series users to shoot confidently in rugged and unpredictable environments. As an added benefit to videographers, the lens also features an electromagnetic diaphragm, to help maintain smooth exposures as light changes! 

Click here for more information and to preorder your own Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S!

 

Then, we have the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S. As Nikon’s fastest and most optically impressive AF prime lens yet, it effortlessly balances the combination of intense sharpness and dreamy bokeh. For pro-level creators that need powerful performance and versatility, the 50mm f/1.2 delivers a standard focal length with unrivalled sharpness, speed, and life-like clarity. With a bright f/1.2 aperture and premium S-Line engineering, the 50mm f/1.2 lens is the definitive and versatile prime for a range of photography styles including portraiture, street photography, landscapes, nightscapes and more!

The Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens effortlessly achieves a soft and enchanting bokeh, with a circular background blur that is smooth and gradual when focusing for a natural “fall-off.” The bright f/1.2 aperture affords a dramatically shallow depth of field with beautiful subject isolation for stunning portraiture, while it also offers exceptional low-light performance. To maximize the capabilities of Z series’ technology, the 50mm f/1.2 lens adopts stepping motors (STM) as well as a multi-focusing system, enabling multiple lens elements to focus simultaneously for fast and precise autofocusing, even when shooting close-up or wide open. 

Furthermore, the lens’s ability to maintain stable exposure in changing lighting conditions, combined with its quiet operation and minimal focus breathing, establishes the lens as an appealing tool for video creators. The 50mm f/1.2 lens tells a story of balance in design and functionality, seamlessly harmonizing intense resolution and velvety bokeh. The symmetrical optical design prevents light from being bent or distorted as it passes through the lens, meaning the purest, sharpest image reaches the camera sensor without any added distortion or aberration for true edge-to-edge sharpness. 

The innovative lens design also includes three aspherical elements to help virtually eliminate distortion, for superior resolution, point light reproduction and superb three-dimensional clarity. Designed for pro-level reliability, the Nikkor Z 50mm has a superbly balanced lens constructed with robust weather sealing, a customizable control ring and a shortcut button, as well as an EL Display panel to enhance workflow. Additionally, the lens is engineered with Nikon’s Nano Crystal and ARNEO Coating to minimize flare, ghosting and coma, allowing Z series users to confidently shoot in a variety of lighting scenarios, including harsh backlighting, to capture any scene with incredible sharpness and clarity.

Click here for more information and to pre-order your own Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S!

 

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Nikkor Z 14-24mm f2.8 S

Nikkor Z 50mm f1.2 S

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.