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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/four S is an ultra-wide zoom lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system.
For Nikkor Z lenses, take a look at the Final Nikon Z Mirrorless Lens Information

Worth and Availability

In response to Nikon, the 14-30mm f/four lens shall be out there Spring 2019 for a advised retail worth of $1299.95.

At the moment at CES, Nikon introduced the 4th lens within the Nikkor Z lineup, this time the ultra-wide angle 14-30mm f/four. Nikon introduced its lens roadmap final yr with the discharge of the Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras. This consists of lenses that can be produced between now and 2020. It seems to be like Nikon are retaining this on schedule.

Two issues that strike me as extraordinarily fascinating about this lens. First there’s filter threading (82mm). That is uncommon for a lens this large as its troublesome to design these with a entrance factor that permits filters. The second is the worth – Nikon clearly are holding these early lenses reasonably priced for a “excessive finish” mirrorless system. There was a lot criticism for the utmost aperture of those lenses not being bigger. Whereas I are likely to agree there are a number of issues to remember.

If Nikon makes wider-aperture lenses, this will increase the price and the dimensions. As there’s an adapter for this physique for the F lenses, I consider Nikon’s transfer right here is to not exchange the present lineup, however present an reasonably priced set of Z lenses natively to start out. This lens matches proper in that mindset.

Pattern Photographs and Picture High quality

Picture high quality seems to be excellent from the three pattern photographs Nikon offered me. I’ll maintain you posted as quickly as I can get a unit for evaluate.

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Sample Image Interior

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Sample Image Waterfall

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Sample Image Cityscape

Autofocus Design

As I said beforehand, the Nikkor Z lenses are designed with worth in thoughts and are therefor pretty environment friendly in how they’re deliberate. These lenses all function stepping motors, however the design is such that you simply not solely have inner focusing, however focus respiration is stored at a minimal for video software. I don’t assume Nikon view the Z collection focused at sports activities photographers at this level – video appears to be the velocity optimization and I can say from expertise that they’re quick sufficient for video software. Nevertheless Sony have been optimizing their our bodies (the A9) and lenses for autofocus adjustment as much as 60 frames a second which requires re-thinking the precise AF motors. This in fact will increase the price of the lens which is why I feel Nikon are avoiding this in the intervening time. Probably in 2021 this might be tailored for future lenses and our bodies, however its not on the radar in the mean time.

This isn’t a nasty factor – I truly assume its sensible. To compete within the mirrorless area, Nikon need to be sensible about value and they’re doing simply that. Sony took years to get so far and it might be very dangerous to attempt to match that with the primary mirrorless system. Nikon are simply not there but.

However the excellent news is that this take a look at effectivity because the governing design principal for autofocus will serve them properly in the long term. And for now we’re getting some very respectable lenses at affordable costs.

The 14-30mm is a really fairly priced extremely wide-angle lens that accepts filters, options quiet autofocus and is mild weight. These causes alone make it well worth the buy for the Nikon Z system.


• Z-Mount, FX Format
• 14 Parts in 12 Teams
• four Aspherical Parts
• four ED Parts
• 11″ / 28 cm Minimal Focus Distance
• Nano Crystal, Fluorine & Tremendous Built-in Coatings
• Stepping Motor Autofocus Drive
• Programmable Management Ring
• 7 Blade, rounded diaphragm
• f/four to f/22 aperture vary
• 82mm filter threading
• Retractable Design
• Mud and Drip resistent

Nikkor Z 24-70 f/four S Product Pictures

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Extended

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Angle

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S on the Z7

Press Announcement from Nikon


Nikon Additionally Debuts Z 6 Filmmaker’s Package: An Immersive Toolkit for the Trendy Multimedia Artistic
LAS VEGAS – CES BOOTH #14006 (January 7, 2019 at 9:01 P.M. EST/6:01 P.M. PST) – At present, Nikon Inc. introduced two new merchandise, together with the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S, the primary ultra-wide zoom lens to benefit from the superb capabilities of the subsequent era Nikon Z Mount. This latest S-Line NIKKOR lens is a well-liked focal size for panorama, journey, occasion and structure photographers, providing a mixture of efficiency and portability that’s solely potential with Nikon’s revolutionary new Z Mount.

That includes a brand new optical design, the compact and light-weight NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S delivers the excessive degree of optical efficiency that also and video creators anticipate from the NIKKOR identify. By using the bigger diameter and technological advantages of the Z Mount, Nikon was capable of design an ultra-wide-angle lens that delivers superior optical efficiency and maximizes the potential of excessive pixel-count digital cameras such because the 45.7-megapixel Nikon Z 7. Moreover, the design encompasses a almost flat entrance lens component, making the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm the world’s first filter-attachable ultra-wide-angle zoom lens masking a focal size from 14mm.

Nikon Inc. has additionally introduced the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Package. That includes a number of in style video gear for the Z 6, the package permits video creators to take full benefit of the Z 6’s industry-leading video options. Included equipment such because the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR 5” Monitor Recorder and MOZA Air 2 Three-Axis Hand-Held Gimbal Stabilizer make the brand new Filmmaker’s Package an attractive worth for these able to discover the Nikon Z 6’s stellar video seize and multimedia potential.

“The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm lens demonstrates the optical superiority of the Z system, benefiting from the most recent high-performance lens applied sciences whereas maximizing compactness and portability,” stated Jay Vannatter, Government Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon Z collection is a powerfully succesful digital camera system for every type of video manufacturing, and with the Z 6 Filmmaker’s Package, we’re giving videographers and content material creators the gear they should start capturing high-quality movies with probably the most compelling hybrid digital camera available on the market.”

The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S: An Distinctive Mixture of Portability and Efficiency
The brand new 14-30mm lens was designed for photograph and video shooters in search of a pointy ultra-wide zoom lens with which to hunt out beautiful landscapes or cityscapes on their subsequent journey journey, and is a wonderful selection for capturing interiors, structure or occasions. It’s a lens for many who have to pack mild with out sacrificing picture high quality – an ultra-wide-angle lens that delivers portability and efficiency that pushes the boundaries of what’s optically potential in a lens of its measurement.

Light-weight and Extremely-Moveable: At simply Three.5-inches lengthy when retracted, and weighing solely 485g/1.07lbs, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S is roughly 28.6% lighter and 32% shorter than the favored AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, and roughly 51.5% lighter and 35% shorter than the tried-and-true AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED for the F mount.

Uncompromising Optics: That includes a brand new optical components that makes use of 4 Additional-Low Dispersion (ED) parts and 4 aspherical parts, the 14-30mm f/four gives unparalleled management of distortion and chromatic aberration. Moreover, using Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat successfully reduces ghosting and flare, delivering clearer pictures that keep distinction in difficult lighting conditions.

Filter Attachable: For the primary time on a 14mm FX-format (full-frame) lens1, photographers will be capable of connect numerous kinds of screw-on filters (82mm) to the entrance of this ultra-wide-angle lens, infinitely increasing the artistic prospects of the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S for panorama and cityscape photographers, videographers and extra.

Stepping Motor Know-how: That includes the newest Nikon Stepping Motor (STM) know-how, the brand new lens offers smooth, quick and quiet AF efficiency—superb for photographers capturing in delicate environments, in addition to videographers who should keep away from focus noise in productions.

Management Ring: As with the remainder of the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, the 14-30mm f/four features a customizable management ring that may be assigned to guide focusing, publicity compensation or aperture management relying on private choice or capturing state of affairs, sustaining totally different customized settings when in photograph and video mode.

Absolutely Suitable with In-Digital camera 5-Axis VR: To assist make sure the sharpest potential photographs and most secure video, the brand new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S is absolutely suitable with the in-body 5-axis VR discovered within the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, offering as much as 5 stops2 of picture stabilization with out including to the dimensions or weight of the lens itself.

Optimized Video Efficiency: Along with the speedy and near-silent stepping motor know-how and customizable management ring, the lens reduces focus respiration, stopping the angle of view from altering unintentionally when adjusting focus.

Reliability: The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S is designed with consideration to mud and drip resistance, and contains a fluorine coat that successfully repels mud, water droplets, grease and filth.

The New Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Package

For customers who wish to take full benefit of the Nikon Z 6’s industry-leading video capabilities, this powerfully cinematic digital camera is now obtainable as a part of a brand new Filmmaker’s Package. The bundle features a vary of kit that helps customers unlock the Z 6’s superior video options and highly effective potential.
The package consists of: a Nikon Z 6 digital camera, NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/four S lens, Mount Adapter FTZ, Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR 5” Monitor Recorder3, Rode VideoMic Professional+, MOZA Air 2 Three-Axis Hand-Held Gimbal Stabilizer, a further EN-EL15b battery, a coiled HDMI cable, 12-month Vimeo Professional membership, and The Artwork of Making Music Movies Nikon Faculty on-line course that includes Nikon Ambassador Chris Hershman.

The Z 6 ushers in a brand new period in high-quality video seize for Nikon shooters. The digital camera’s quick and correct autofocus, full-frame 4K/30p recording with full-pixel readout, zebra stripes, timecode and focus peaking supply customers a professional-grade capturing expertise. With the Z 6 Filmmaker’s Package, customers can entry the superior video options, like 10-bit HDMI output and N-Log video recording, whereas capturing gimbal-smooth video and crystal-clear audio. The package supplies filmmakers, vloggers and YouTubers with all of the gear they should start capturing high-quality 4K footage immediately.

Worth and Availability 
The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/four S lens shall be obtainable within the spring for a advised retail worth (SRP) of $1,299.954.
The Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Package will out there in late January for a prompt retail worth (SRP) of $Three,999.954.
For extra info on both of those new merchandise, in addition to the newest Nikon merchandise together with the brand new Nikon Z Mount System, please go to 

About Nikon 
Nikon Inc. is a world chief in digital imaging, precision optics and photograph and video seize applied sciences; globally acknowledged for setting new requirements in product design and efficiency for an award-winning array of kit that allow visible storytelling and content material creation. Nikon Inc. distributes shopper and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system equipment, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software program merchandise, in addition to the revolutionary Nikon Z collection of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which obtain a brand new dimension in optical efficiency. In 2018, Nikon Company, the mum or dad firm of Nikon Inc., introduced the manufacturing of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a brand new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For extra info, dial (800) NIKON-US or go to, which hyperlinks all ranges of photographers and visible storytellers to the Net’s most complete studying and sharing communities. Join with Nikon on Fb, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr and Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap).
1. Amongst FX-format (full-frame) suitable interchangeable lenses for digital cameras, obtainable as of January eight, 2019. Based mostly on Nikon analysis.
2. Based mostly on CIPA Commonplace. This worth is achieved when FX-format suitable lenses are hooked up to a FX-format digital SLR digital camera and zoom lenses are set on the most telephoto place. 
Three. Batteries and SSD bought individually.
four. SRP (Steered Retail Worth) listed solely as a suggestion. Precise costs are set by sellers and are topic to vary at any time. 
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