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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens Test Results

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens test results published by DxOMark website. The wide-angle zoom lens gets a score of 24 in overall.

This is a constant-aperture, moderate-speed, ultra-wide zoom that will appeal to a wide range of users. The Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S achieves a good balance in optical quality, with high and consistent sharpness across the image field except when wide open at F4.

45.7MP Nikon Z 7 body, it scores 24 Overall in our image quality rankings, putting the lens-camera combination on par optically with the larger, made-for-DSLR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR mounted on the Nikon D800E. Check out the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) Test Results below.

Conclusion from DxOMark:

With its ultra-wide angle of view and truly compact dimensions, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is without doubt a highly appealing solution. Couple that with a flat front and the ability to add 82mm screw-in filters, and the new Nikkor seems ideally suited to landscape and travel photography. While open -perture performance is a bit lacking, the lens performs pretty well only one stop down at all focal lengths, including at the vaunted 14mm focal length.

With the mirrorless Z cameras’ in-body stabilization, using F5.6 with a low ISO might not be that challenging, and it is of course of little or no consequence when used on a tripod.Given the choice between it and a lens with more limited coverage or a much heavier and larger lens with better open-aperture performance, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S seems to strike a happy medium. And with a price of around $1300, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

Although its overall score is the lowest of all the lenses in the table above, it is very close to the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED, a lens that’s highly regarded for Nikon landscape lenses.

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