Nikon Inc. unveiled two additions to the NIKKOR Z lens lineup: the ultra-wide-angle NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S fast-aperture prime lens.
“This is an exciting time for Nikon lens technology as we lead the way in providing the most incredible optics available today,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The highly anticipated NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 and the powerful NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 lenses demonstrate the incredible innovation behind the Z series and the limitless possibilities of what our engineers are capable of achieving.”
The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is the shortest and lightest full-frame zoom lens of its kind, offering unique user benefits and incredible rendering capabilities across the wide zoom range, the company says. Joining the previously announced NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S and NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lenses, this lens completes the trinity of coveted fast aperture Z series zooms. The 14-24mm is a versatile lens producing excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, minimal distortion, and exceptional photo and video capabilities, according to Nikon. The new optical design allows for a significantly shorter lens that is nearly 35 percent lighter than its predecessor, the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8. The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens will be available in November 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,399.95.
The new NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is Nikon’s fastest AF prime lens yet, effortlessly balancing the combination of intense sharpness and dreamy bokeh, according to Nikon. With a bright f/1.2 aperture and premium S-Line engineering, the NIKKOR Z 50mm lens is the definitive and versatile prime for a range of photography styles including portraiture, street photography, landscapes, nightscapes and more, the company says.
The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens effortlessly achieves a soft bokeh, with a circular background blur that is smooth and gradual when focusing on a natural “fall-off”. The bright f/1.2 aperture affords a dramatically shallow depth of field with subject isolation for portraiture, while it also offers exceptional low-light performance. Maximizing the capabilities of Z series’ technology, the 50mm f/1.2 lens adopts stepping motors (STM) as well as a multi-focusing system, enabling multiple lens elements to focus simultaneously for fast and precise autofocusing, even when shooting close-up or wide open. The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens will be available in December 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95.
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