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Taking the Z-mount wider: Nikon launches their first ultra-wide Z-mount lens at CES

By Marcus Wong - on 9 Jan 2019, 4:50pm

Taking the Z-mount wider: Nikon launches their first ultra-wide Z-mount lens at CES

With the release of the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S, Nikon Z-series photographers now have a true ultra-wide angle option to go with Z6 or Z7 cameras. The ability to go from 14mm to 30mm focal lengths without a drop in maximum aperture will surely be a boon for landscape photographers. And the lens gets Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat for efficient suppression of flare and ghosting effects.

Uniquely for a 14mm ultra-wide angle lens, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S has quite a flat front lens element, allowing it to take standard screw-on style 82mm filters. A quiet lens drive with fast and accurate autofocus is achieved by the use of a stepping motor and diaphragm mechanism, while the lens is specifically designed to lessen shifts in angles of view when adjusting focus so the focus breathing effect is lessened.

Three functions can be assigned to the control ring on the lens, allowing you to easily fit it into your workflow.  Weighing just 485g and measuring just 3.5” long when retracted, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S is certainly a portable option for both film makers and photographers.

Local pricing and availability hasn’t been announced yet, but the lens will be available in Spring for US$1,299.95 in the United States.

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