Nikon has announced three lenses for its new full-frame mirrorless Z mount system, introducing the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S and the standard prime NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S.

The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S are S-Line interchangeable lenses, which is a new grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that Nikon says surpass the performance of conventional f/4 and f/1.8 lenses.

As well as the three new Nikkor Z lenses, Nikon has launched the Mount Adapter FTZ, which enables you to mount your existing Nikon F mount lenses to the new Nikon Z mount.

According to Nikon’s official announcement:

Mount Adapter FTZ specs

  • Shooting with AE, or AF/AE, is available with approximately 360 NIKKOR F lenses from AI type onwards*
  • The unique characteristics of NIKKOR F mount lenses can be applied to Z mount system image quality
  • In-camera VR (Vibration Reduction) available when attaching a NIKKOR F lens without built-in VR; in-camera VR also performs well with movie recording
  • When attaching a NIKKOR F lens with built-in VR, lens VR and in-camera VR effectively work together to compensate for camera shake by enabling three-axis VR
  • Various sections are effectively sealed to ensure dust- and drip-resistant performance equivalent to that of NIKKOR F lenses.
  • Designed to be lightweight yet tough with consideration for superior operability as a part of a complete system

Nikon launches three S-line NIKKOR Z lenses, FTZ mount adapter

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S features

  • Standard focal-length range from wide-angle 24 mm to medium-telephoto 70 mm can effectively cover a wide variety of scenes and subjects with rendering performance that will change the perception of zoom lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4
  • Optical design that suppresses variations in aberrations from shooting distances of close-up to infinity, demonstrating sharp resolution even in the peripheral areas of the frame from the maximum aperture; and fine point-image reproduction
  • Achieved a minimum focus distance of just 0.3 m across the zoom range,
  • Adoption of an ED glass element, an aspherical ED lens element, and three aspherical lens elements,
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • Has the size needed to deliver an extremely high standard of optical performance, yet provides outstanding portability; employs a retracting mechanism that can be set on/off without pressing a button and reduces total length for a compact lens that can easily be taken anywhere
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts, has been sealed
  • Fluorine coat applied to front lens surface

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S specs

  • Rendering performance that overturns the perception of an f/1.8 lens
  • Sharp resolution even in the peripheral areas of the frame from the maximum aperture. Effective suppression of sagittal coma flare that enables superb point-image reproduction when capturing point light sources in night landscapes, and the soft and natural bokeh characteristics expected of a fast (bright) lens
  • Adoption of a new multi-focusing system achieves quiet, fast, and accurate AF control, as well as high image-forming performance at any focus distance
  • Adoption of two ED glass, and three aspherical lens elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts, has been sealed

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S specs

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S specs

  • Superior rendering for exquisite image expression that redefines perceptions of what a 50mm f/1.8 lens can do
  • Thorough suppression of axial chromatic aberration ensures superior resolution with faithful reproduction of the fine textures in subjects from maximum aperture
  • Sharp and clear rendering of details from the center of the frame to the peripheral edges, regardless of the shooting distance
  • The soft and beautiful bokeh characteristics at any shooting distance possible only with a fast lens
  • Adoption of two ED glass elements, and two aspherical lens elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • Adoption of a new, powerful stepping motor (STM) enables quiet and accurate AF control with both still-image and movie recording
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts, has been sealed

NIKKOR Z Lens Roadmap

In addition to the three Nikon Z lenses announced today, the company has revealed its NIKKOR Z lens roadmap for the next several years.

In 2019 Nikon plans to launch the following NIKKOR Z lenses:

  • 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
  • 20mm f/1.8
  • 85mm f/1.8
  • 24-70mm f/2.8
  • 70-200mm f/2.8
  • 14-30mm f/4

Then in 2020 Nikon plans to launch the following NIKKOR Z lenses:

  • 50mm f/1.2
  • 24mm f/1.8
  • 14-24mm f/2.8
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Nikon launches three S-line NIKKOR Z lenses, FTZ mount adapter
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Nikon launches three S-line NIKKOR Z lenses, FTZ mount adapter
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Nikon has announced three lenses for its new full-frame mirrorless Z mount system, introducing the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S and the standard prime NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S.
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