Alongside the announcement of two new Z-mount macro prime lenses, Nikon announced that they are developing two pancake lenses for full frame mirrorless system. These lenses are the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2.
The only specs that have been made available are their maximum apertures and their filter thread (52mm for both). Looks like Nikon is aiming these lenses at budget Z-mount shooters and specifically Z5 and Z50 owners. On a Z50, these lenses become equivalent to 42mm and 60mm primes, respectively, putting the 40mm F2 somewhat into portrait-prime territory for APS-C shooters.
There’s no word yet on pricing, but a sub-$400 MSRP would make sense given what we can see in the two images supplied by Nikon.
NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S:
NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8
Development of Lightweight and Compact Prime Lenses
The NIKKOR Z lineup continues to expand at an unprecedented pace, with an evolving roadmap that includes a wide variety of planned lenses. To address consumer requests for small, sharp, high-quality prime lenses, Nikon is excited to announce the development of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, two compact and lightweight FX-format lenses. These lenses are scheduled for release within 2021.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 will be a wide-angle prime lens ideal for everyday snapshots and street photography, while the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 will allow users to enjoy a natural field of view and dramatic bokeh. Both primes are small, simple to use and great companions for both full-frame and DX-format Z series users.
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