Nikon debuts NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8, is developing NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 prime

NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8

Nikon Inc. announced the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8, the latest NIKKOR Z. The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is an affordable and appealing choice for those ready to step up to a full-frame medium zoom lens with the benefits of a constant f/2.8 aperture including gorgeous, softly blurred backgrounds and excellent low light capability. The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens will be available in early 2022 for a SRP of $1,199.95.

Sample image taken with NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 (but I really just wanted to post this picture of a beautiful dog.)

“Since the beginning of this year, we have announced numerous NIKKOR Z lenses for all levels of creators,   which have been commended for their unrivaled quality and edge-to-edge sharpness,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “Now we are continuing this winning streak by adding an extremely enticing option for enthusiasts in the rapidly growing full-frame market.

The new NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is capable of everything from impressive portraits with a soft background blur to extremely detailed landscape photos, striking low-light ambience or a small-footprint video production, according to Nikon, adding “the fixed aperture of f/2.8 enables a pleasing depth of field with natural bokeh to emphasize the focus on the subject.” The lens weighs only 1.2lbs (565g).

The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 features a control ring for maximum customization and excels in video creation due to minimal focus breathing and near-silent operation, claims Nikon. The new 28-75mm f/2.8 also features a minimum focusing distance of only 0.19m (at 28mm). The lens is sealed to prevent dust and water droplets from entry.

NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S in development

Nikon also announced the development of the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S, a super-telephoto prime lens for Nikon FX-format Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. The NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S is an S-Line lens, delivering powerful rendering with outstanding resolution while thoroughly reducing color bleeding. By adopting a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens enabling a compact and lightweight body, it is highly portable despite being a super-telephoto lens, the company says. Additional information about the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S will be available at a later date.