Nikon released firmware updates for Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2, 24-70mm f/2.8, and 105mm f/2.8 mirrorless lenses


Nikon just released firmware updates for three mirrorless lenses (Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8, and Nikkor Z 105mm f/2.8) adding linear focus ring rotation and updating the focus/control ring roles in the menu:

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens firmware version 1.10:

  • Added support for linear focus ring rotation during manual focus: when an option other than [Non-linear] is selected for [Focus ring rotation range] * in the camera [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU], rotating the ring the selected amount takes focus from the minimum distance to infinity regardless of rotation speed.
  • Added support for [Switch focus/control ring roles] * in the camera [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU].

* As of August 2022, this feature is available with the Z 9 (from camera “C” firmware version 2.00), the Z 7II (from camera “C” firmware version 1.40), and the Z 6II (from camera “C” firmware version 1.40).

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens firmware version 1.20:

  • Added support for linear focus ring rotation during manual focus: when an option other than [Non-linear] is selected for [Focus ring rotation range] * in the camera [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU], rotating the ring the selected amount takes focus from the minimum distance to infinity regardless of rotation speed.
  • Added support for [Switch focus/control ring roles] * in the camera [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU].

* As of August 2022, this feature is available with the Z 9 (from camera “C” firmware version 2.00), the Z 7II (from camera “C” firmware version 1.40), and the Z 6II (from camera “C” firmware version 1.40).

NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S lens firmware version 1.10:

  • Added support for linear focus ring rotation during manual focus: when an option other than [Non-linear] is selected for [Focus ring rotation range] * in the camera [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU], rotating the ring the selected amount takes focus from the minimum distance to infinity regardless of rotation speed.
  • Added support for [Switch focus/control ring roles] * in the camera [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU].

* As of August 2022, this feature is available with the Z 9 (from camera “C” firmware version 2.00), the Z 7II (from camera “C” firmware version 1.40), and the Z 6II (from camera “C” firmware version 1.40).

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