Nikon adds two versatile lenses for its Z Series full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is a relatively compact and lightweight 8.3x optical zoom lens perfect for travel photography. It is drip and dust resistant and incorporates 5-stops optical image stabilization (Vibration Reduction).
The following video presents First Impressions of the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR:
“Travel photographer Céline Jentzsch brought the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR full frame lens to capture the rhythm of Zanzibar. Light, compact, incredible sharpness, beautiful bokeh and fantastic zoom capabilities– all in one lens. Watch to see her first impressions of the newest NIKKOR Z lens in our mirrorless lineup.“
The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S is an ultra-wide angle prime lens perfect for landscape, architecture or astro photography. It is weather-sealed to combat dust and moisture, and a stepping motor allows for fast and quiet AF and suppressed focus breathing to help achieve cinematic video capture.
The following video presents First Impressions of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S:
“When Taylor Gray went to the Atacama Desert in Chile, he brought the new NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S to test out. Home to some of the cleanest, darkest skies he captured the scenes in breathtaking detail with our new 20mm prime lens. Watch to see why Taylor says, “The sharpness, clarity and detail captured with this NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens is unparalleled to any other lens I’ve shot with before. It’s very, very impressive.”
Explore the ultra-wide perspective of the 20mm prime lens, equipped with stunning speed, bokeh and low-light capabilities of an f/1.8 maximum aperture lens:…”
Since both its full-frame (FX-format) and APS-C (DX-format) Z Series mirrorless cameras use the exact same Z Mount, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S can also be used on a DX-format Z Series camera body (or used in DX crop mode on an FX-format Z Series camera body): the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR then has a 30-300mm equivalent reach and the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S has a 30mm equivalent focal length.
February 11, 2020
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
Today, Nikon Canada 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.
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 f/4-6.3 VR 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 NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR 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 NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, 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 and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S will be available in the spring of 2020 for a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,279.95* and $1,499.95*, respectively. 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 and the full Nikon Z mount system, please visit www.nikon.ca
Nikon is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Canada Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In 2018, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Canada Inc., announced the production of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, visit www.nikon.ca, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon Canada on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
1Based on CIPA Standard: this value is achieved when attached to a FX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.”
*MSRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
-Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer
Pricing (USD) and Availability in the USA:
- 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*
- The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S will be available March 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,049.95*
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
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