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Nikon beefs up Z-mount lens range with 20mm and 24-200mm optics

One fast prime and one travel-friendly zoom join Nikon’s Z-mount lens family…

Nikon has reinforced its commitment to mirrorless after announcing not one, but two new full-frame lenses for the brand’s mirrorless cameras (the full-frame Z6/Z7) and the crop-sensor Z 50.

Let’s start with theNIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, which is a versatile zoom that sure to find favour with those heading off off on their travels and looking to capture a variety of photos without swapping lenses. The 24-200mm features a 8.3x zoom and when used with the Z 50, converts to a 36mm-300mm optic. The lens includes Nikon’s VR (Vibration Reduction) technology, affording the photographer IBIs, which is missing from the Z camera bodies.

Check out the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

Tipping the scales at just 570g, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR features a minimum focus distance of just 0.5 m at 24 mm, and 0.7 m at 200 mm. What’s more, the lens benefits from aspherical ED glass, Nikon’s ARNEO coating and also features weather sealing to keep out dust and moisture. Available from April and priced at $899/£849, Nikon shared some sample images captured using the lens.

Image by Celine Jentzsch / Nikon
Image by Celine Jentzsch / Nikon
Image by Celine Jentzsch / Nikon

Next up is theNIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S – a fast aperture prime wide angle optic that will be of interest to landscape, architecture and wedding photographers. Featuring a minimum focus distance of just 0.20m, the prime optic also features Nikon ED glass and aspherical lens elements correct chromatic aberrations, and Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coating technology.

 

Meet the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S…

With a fast and quiet motor, the 20mm f/1.8 S may also find favour with videographers who use the Z-mount cameras to capture footage and the lens features a 9 aperture blade design to create attractive bokeh. Nikon explains that every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to keep dust and moisture out, making it suitable for professional use. Available from March and priced at $1049/£1049, Nikon shared some sample images captured using the lens….

Image by Taylor Gray / Nikon
Image by Taylor Gray / Nikon
Image by Taylor Gray / Nikon