You’ll be seeing things a lot differently with two brand-new lenses just released from Nikon. Both additions to the manufacturer’s line of full-frame mirrorless Z series of lenses, Nikon’s latest offerings include a 14-24mm f/2.8 zoom and a 50mm f/1.2 prime marketed as the fastest AF lens that Nikon has ever made.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
Smaller and lighter than other lenses in its class, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S features a fast f/2.8 constant aperture designed for unbelievable wide-angle views. This short, ultra-compact zoom is weather-resistant—perfect for shooting landscapes, cityscapes and starry skies, as well as architectural details, interiors and environmental portraits. The short flange distance of the Z mount means this lens is significantly lighter than its F mount predecessor, but still boasts a customizable control ring and function button.
The optical design of Z 14-24mm f/2.8 includes four ED elements, Nano Crystal Coating and ARNEO Coating, delivering outstanding resolution across the entire frame. Compatible with all Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras, a newly designed, included lens hood that is threaded to be compatible with 112mm filters. It also includes a built-in rear filter slot for custom cut filter sheets and gels, providing almost endless lighting options.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
The fastest autofocus lens that Nikon has ever produced, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S features an AF system driven by two STM motors that simultaneously move multiple focus groups for incredibly fast and accurate focusing results. The optical design features three aspherical elements, Nano Crystal Coating as well as ARNEO Coating, generating imagery with virtually no aberrations, distortion or glare.
The weather-sealed build makes this 2.4-pound (1090g), 6-inch-long monster great for hitting the streets or shooting weddings on location, but it’s equally at-home in the studio. The Z 50mm f/1.2 also boasts a customizable function button and control ring, as well as an EL Display panel built right into the barrel, and of course it’s compatible with all Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras.