Nikon introduced a brand new addition to its Z-mount lens lineup this evening: the Nikkor Z 24-70 f/2.8 S is transported this spring for $2,299.95. It’s a focal period that’s already protected by way of the package lens available with both the Z6 or Z7, however, this lens is reduced out for professionals capturing weddings, landscapes, occasions, street photography, environmental photos, and greater. It’s also designed to be an exquisite performer while capturing video.
According to Nikon, the DSLR equivalent is amongst its maximum famous lenses for video, so the organization wasted little time recreating that cup for its new Z-mount gadget. It’s a lens that’s constructed to produce stunning bokeh and crisp, excessive-decision photographs (in particular if you’re placing it on the Z7). And this version is smaller (18.Four percent shorter) and lighter (by means of 24.7 percent) than the F-mount lens. It’s quieter, too — essential for video — and remains weather sealed throughout.
Nikon is claiming lots of firsts with the brand new 24-70 f/2.Eight S. Here’s what the organization says:
The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first NIKKOR lens to apply the all-new Nikon-designed ARNEO coat, that is used along with Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat to noticeably decrease flare and ghosting. The lens additionally includes Nikon’s new Multi-Focus System to assist make sure rapid and correct autofocus even when shooting near-up topics. Additionally, the 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first NIKKOR Z lens to feature a committed manual focus ring impartial of the customizable control ring, a Function (L-Fn) button, and an Organic EL Lens Information Panel for quick reference of key settings together with consciousness distance, depth-of-field, aperture, and focal length.
The separation of the control ring and focus ring will genuinely help customize the Z6 or Z7 to your liking, and it makes for a whole lot quicker modifications when taking pictures. Same goes for the delivered characteristic button, which is located where your left thumb might relaxation at the lens.
The electro-luminescent (EL) display is a tiny display screen that may be toggled between consciousness distance/DOF, focal duration (with a more specific analyzing than the lens markers), or aperture. Like its other native Z-mount lenses, the new 24-70 takes gain of the mount’s wide 55mm diameter for part-to-area sharpness. It doesn’t encompass lens-based VR (vibration reduction), but the in-frame image stabilization at the Z cameras shouldn’t make that feel like too much of a loss.
Unfortunately, Nikon nonetheless isn’t prepared to proportion launch info for the manual attention 58 f/zero.95 lens that ought to be another extremely good show off of what the Z system is able to. But for now, customers who weren’t sold on the package 24-70 now have a miles faster choice. As for those longtime Nikon shooters who already own the older DSLR version, nicely, there’s not anything stopping you from just attaching it to a Z6 or Z7 with the lens adapter.
Separately, Nikon has announced that its firmware update for the Z6 and Z7 with a purpose to upload eye-hit upon autofocus and progressed AE/AF overall performance could be available someday in May. Those are much-wanted improvements that could help Nikon higher compete with a few of Sony’s key strengths. RAW video output and help for CFexpress memory playing cards are extra functions as a way to be delivered to both cameras via future updates, with launch timing TBD.