In addition to the development announcement of Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E lens, Nikon today also unveiled the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens, The US price of this lens is $996.95, and it is now available for pre-order at Amazon, B&H, Adorama. The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available in mid to late October 2019
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is an S-Line high-performance lens compatible with Z series cameras. With its 24 mm focal length and fast (bright) f/1.8 maximum aperture, the wide-angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits and is built to take advantage of Nikon’s large Z-mount, delivering the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions.
Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens offers dust and drip resistance, and is built with one extra-low dispersion and four aspherical elements. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat is also present to reduce ghosting and flare. Additionally, the lens provides the ability to assign aperture and exposure compensation control to the focus ring, and Nikon claims that the lens boasts reduced focus breathing.
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A Storyteller’s Dream Lens:
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S joins the S-Line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses, giving creators an essential focal length to add to their kit of fast prime Z-mount lenses. The lens takes advantage of the most advanced NIKKOR technologies to deliver optical superiority, exceptional sharpness, beautiful bokeh and high-resolution across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture.
The new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S was designed for photographers and videographers looking to capture gorgeous wide-angle landscapes or vivid street photography, a travel adventure or a stunning starscape. For videographers and content creators, this popular focal length is a staple for production due to its natural perspective. Thanks to the advantages of the lens’ bright and fast f/1.8 maximum aperture along with the wider Z-mount, Nikon Z series users can capture exceptionally sharp images in dimly lit settings, with a lens that’s ideal for nighttime shooting and astrophotography.
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S features 9 rounded aperture blades, allowing users to capture beautifully circular bokeh that adds a level of dimensionality to help capture compelling content. Users can confidently explore their creative potential in nearly any landscape thanks to the lens’ reliable dust and drip resistant design, ideal for tough weather conditions. The lens construction also consists of four Aspherical Lens Elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element to combat aberration, while Nikon’s patented Nano Crystal Coat helps eliminate ghosting and flare. The 24mm f/1.8 S is further equipped with Nikon’s Multi-Focusing System, which uses two AF drives in tandem to deliver superior resolving power and achieve fast and accurate autofocus, even at minimum focus distance.
In addition to achieving the top-notch image quality that storytellers and content creators have come to expect from the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is also optimized for video capture. As a popular cinematic focal length, the 24mm f/1.8 S will be a welcome addition to Z series shooters’ arsenals, boasting near-silent stepping motors for ultra-quiet performance, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring for smooth control of aperture and exposure compensation and the ability to take advantage of the in-camera 5-axis VR + eVR of the Nikon Z series cameras.
Nikon Nikkor Z 24mm F1.8 S specifications
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||24 mm|
|Lens mount||Nikon Z|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||1 ED + 4 aspherical elements, Nano Crystal and Super Integrated coatings|
|Minimum focus||0.25 m (9.84″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Focus distance limiter||No|
|Weight||450 g (0.99 lb)|
|Diameter||78 mm (3.07″)|
|Length||97 mm (3.82″)|
|Filter thread||72 mm|
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