NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lenses officially announced





Nikon officially announced the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR mirrorless lenses:

Additional information:

 

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S primary features

  • A focal length of 20 mm that enables dynamic imaging.
  • Adoption of three aspherical lens elements and three ED glass elements ensures images that are incredibly sharp and clear all the way to the extreme edges of the frame, even at maximum aperture, regardless of shooting distance.
  • Excellent point-image reproduction capability that ensures the rendering of point light sources as point images.
  • An ultra-wide-angle lens that manages to achieve beautifully smooth bokeh that dramatically emphasizes the primary subject.
  • Adoption of a multi-focusing system* realizes sharp and clear images, even with shooting at close distances.
  • Adoption of Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces the ghost and flare that landscape shots including the sun can cause.
  • Incredible control over the distortion normally so common with ultra-wide-angle lenses, even at the extreme edges of the frame.
  • Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) and control ring realizes quiet operation and a smooth operational feel with video recording.
  • Designed with consideration given to dust- and drip-resistant performance, and equipped with an electromagnetic aperture diaphragm mechanism for accurate aperture control.
  • Operation consistent with other NIKKOR Z lenses in the f/1.8 maximum aperture series, enabling smooth transition when switching lenses.

NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR primary features

  • 8.3x zoom that covers a broad range of focal lengths, from 24 mm to 200 mm.
  • Adoption of one aspherical ED glass element, two ED glass elements, and two aspherical lens elements achieves both superior optical performance and a compact and lightweight design.
  • Zooming operation designed with equilibrium in mind, the center of gravity remains basically the same when the lens is zoomed out all the way for ideal balance.
  • Extremely sharp and clear images all the way to the edges of the frame, beginning at maximum aperture.
  • Adoption of ARNEO Coat realizes clear images in which ghost and flare effects are minimized.
  • Despite being a telephoto zoom lens, a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.28x allow users to capture subjects for bold and magnificent expression of the intended subject.
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.5 m (1.64 ft) at 24 mm and 0.7 m (2.30 ft) at 200 mm allows users to capture subjects from very short distances
  • Designed with consideration for video recording with smooth tracking and the ability to respond to focus breathing.
  • Adoption of a zoom ring and control ring realizes a smooth operational feel during video recording.
  • Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) realizes fast, quiet, and accurate AF drive for both still-image and movie recording
  • An optical vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that provides camera shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0-stop* increase in shutter speed.
  • Designed with consideration of dust- and drip-resistant performance, and fluorine coat adopted for superior protection against dust, water, grease, and dirt.

Press release:

The NIKKOR Z Expansion Continues: Nikon Announces Two New Z Mount Optics with the Addition of the Versatile NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and Wide-Angle NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lenses

Built on the Superior Optical Design of the Z Mount, Nikon’s Latest NIKKOR Z Lenses are Remarkable Tools for Capturing Travel, Landscapes and Adventure

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new full frame lenses to the rapidly expanding NIKKOR Z lineup. With the addition of the versatile, lightweight NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and the ultra-wide NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Nikon continues to demonstrate the superior optical capabilities of its NIKKOR Z lenses, made possible by the advanced technology of the revolutionary Z mount. The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR boasts a broad 24-200mm zoom range with the power and versatility to make it a staple for travel and everyday photography. Meanwhile, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S expands the f/1.8 line of NIKKOR Z lenses, offering an extremely fast aperture and a vast field of view, ideal for enthusiasts and pros shooting landscapes, architecture or the night sky.“With the launch of the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Nikon remains dedicated to rapidly expanding the lens options for Z users,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “Whether it be a wide angle with a fast aperture for capturing landscapes or night photography, or a reliable all-in-one lens for those who want to travel light, we continue to offer Nikon users the advanced optics necessary to enhance their content.”

NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR: Versatile Zoom, So Many Possibilities

The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is an affordable and immensely versatile all-in-one full-frame 8.3x zoom lens offering an expansive wide-to-telephoto focal range with a portable design, making it an excellent option for Nikon Z shooters. With a lightweight 20-ounce design and drip and dust resistance, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm is prepared for adventure while maintaining the high-end optical quality of a NIKKOR Z lens. Meanwhile, the lens’ high resolution, point-light clarity and minimal distortion deliver edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the entire focal range.

Constructed of two aspherical lens elements, two ED glass lens elements and 1 aspherical ED glass element with Nikon’s ARNEO Coating, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR minimizes distortion, color bleeding and flare to consistently achieve optical excellence. The lens reaches up to 300mm when paired with a DX-format camera body, or when used in DX crop mode, providing users with endless possibilities for capturing any type of content from magnificent landscapes to beautiful portraiture and fast-paced wildlife.

An ultra-flexible tool for video creators as well, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR promises smooth subject tracking to keep sharp focus while zooming in video mode. The lens also adds 5 stops1 of built-in optical vibration reduction, yet also works in tandem with IBIS to deliver superb stabilization in the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, offering every creator sharp and precise framing for seamless videomaking and stunning stills.

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S: Expansive Views, Exceptional Details

Joining the S-line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses, the exceptionally sharp and versatile NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S ultra-wide lens was designed for those who want expansive imagery with increased detail, sharpness and shallow depth of field. The lens’ 20mm focal length combines a bright f/1.8 constant aperture and beautiful point-light reproduction for fantastic stars and cityscapes, making it ideal for astrophotography or capturing vast landscapes in challenging light.

Built for worry-free durability, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens’ lightweight design is equipped with weather sealing to combat dust and moisture. The lens features 9 aperture blades, 3 ED lens elements and a Nano Crystal Coating, helping photographers to achieve top-notch image quality across the frame with consistency. Beyond its still photography prowess, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S offers multimedia creators a unique perspective, plus a stepping motor for fast and quiet AF and suppressed focus breathing, achieving truly cinematic video capture.

Pricing and Availability

The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR will be available in April 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95*, and the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S will be available March 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,049.95*. For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the new NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lenses and the full Nikon Z mount system, please visit  www.nikonusa.com.

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