The new Nikkor Z 14-30mm S lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed specifically for their new Z mount full-frame mirrorless camera bodies and is what Nikon is calling “the world’s first full-frame filter attachable lens.”
The big news is of course, that the lens itself, will accept various types 82mm screw-on filters, something that has never been featured on an ultra-wide-angle lens before.
It also boasts a new optical formula that utilizes four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements that will help to control distortion and chromatic aberration and features Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting and flare.
Size wise, the lens measures around 3.5-inches long when retracted and weighs in at 485g which Nikon says is approximately 28.6% lighter and 32% shorter than their AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens, and approximately 51.5% lighter and 35% shorter than their AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 ED F mount lens.
The Nikkor Z 14-30mm is also full compatible with In-Camera 5-Axis VR like that found on the Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras providing up to an extra 5-stops of image stabilization when shooting still and video, without adding to the size and weight of the lens.
Other features include:
- Nikon’s latest Stepping Motor (STM) technology for smooth, fast and quiet AF performance ideal for wildlife photographers and videographers who can’t have excessive focus noise when capturing footage
- Customizable control ring that can be assigned for manual focus, exposure compensation and aperture control.
- Optimized video performance
- Dust, water droplets, grease and dirt resistant
The ultra-wide zoom. A travel and landscape photographers’ go-to lens for establishing a sense of place and pushing perspective. Capable of scenic photography that’s consistently sharp throughout the entire frame. Video so clean and smooth it rivals real life and elevates the look and feel of camera movement. And for the first time in a full-frame ultra-wide lens, the creative and practical flexibility of attachable filters. The possibilities are as wide-reaching as the 14-30mm field of view. This is a lens that embodies the spirit of Z.
Also published on Medium.