Introducing two new NIKKOR lenses for the Nikon Z Series

Go even wider with Nikon’s new fast, ultra-wide-angle prime lens that delivers superior resolution with minimal distortion.

Nikon Australia has launched its new ultra-wide-angle prime lens, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S for the Nikon Z Series. With dynamic photo and video expressions, this lens has been designed for high optical performance to provide a wider field of view than the human eye.

Those already familiar with the S-Line lenses will enjoy the same smooth operability and comfort with the new NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S. The lens is versatile and allows users to recreate scenes with high resolution, beautiful bokeh and capture amazing images even at maximum aperture. Combined with the Nikon Z Series largest mount and shortest flange distance, the lens’s full potential is unleashed to deliver high-resolution stills and videos of breath-taking landscapes and cityscapes.

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Primary Features

Capture Captivating Sceneries

Trying to capture the stunning 12 Apostles along the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road? With the 20mm ultra-wide-angle and minimal distortion, get clear wide landscape images with a sense of depth to truly capture the magic. The lens delivers superior optical performance across the entire frame, made possible with a lens design that maximises the large diameter and short focal length of the Z mount system and its in-built 14 elements, including the aspherical lens, in 11 groups.

In addition, the lens adopts a multi-focusing system that improves autofocus (AF) accuracy, speed and enhances optical performance to capture high-resolution images even at the minimum focus distance. This means that throughout the entire shooting range the lens has to offer, users will always be able to achieve an extremely sharp focal plan for any sceneries, landscapes or subjects.

With the employment of three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements, axial chromatic aberration is effectively minimised across the shooting range, allowing you to capture the subject in sharp resolution without colour fringing at the focal plane. Despite it being an ultra-wide-angle lens, you’ll be able to emphasise the subject with a naturally blurred background when taking shots at close distances or utilising shallow depth of field.

Achieve stable exposure in your imagery as the lens features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism for effective aperture control, which allows for a natural shift in focus point and brightness levels. Combined with focus-breathing reduction to minimise shifting the angle of view when adjusting your focus, the lens makes taking photos for a variety of environments an easy task. Never worry when you capture that wide-angle shot with a light source in it. The lens has superb tolerance for backlight with adoption of the Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghosting and flaring that can be caused by the sun or direct light source.

Photographers appreciating the outdoors at night are often deterred by focusing on the night sky as these images may suffer from sagittal coma flare. The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S delivers high point-image reproduction capability that effectively compensates these flares for amazing images of starry skies. Combine that with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture and the ability to use a higher shutter speed at lower ISO sensitivity, capturing a picture-perfect image of the Milky Way is not just possible, it is elevated.

Film Life’s Precious Moments

Movie making is a breeze as the lens boasts similar superior rendering performance and great movie recording experience with enhanced usability.

The last thing you would want when recording a video is unwanted operation interruptions. With this lens, quiet operability is realised with an AF mechanism using a stepping motor (STM), an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, as well as a click-less control ring. Revel in the sights and sounds that nature has to offer as the lens’s quiet operation lets you truly live in and capture the moment.

The employment of the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens body allows for the constant delivery of stable aperture control, even during continuous shooting. The control ring also lets you record and operate the lens comfortably and smoothly, allowing for the assignment of various functions.

Built for Ease and Durability

Photographers and videographers who are currently using the NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses will find it easy to navigate the functions as the layout and controls are common in the series. The lens is equipped with the click-less control ring that is quiet and smooth to operate, and the focus mode switch is located in the same position.

Carry your NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S around without worry as it is thoughtfully designed with dust-and-drip resistant capability with sealing for various parts, including the movable parts of the lens barrel.

Turn every moment into a masterpiece with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

Nikon Australia has announced the launch of its NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, a lightweight and versatile NIKKOR Z lens. Enjoy capturing beautiful moments with the telephoto lens’s extensive coverage of view from 24mm to 200mm. From landscapes to portraits,, the lens allows for the shooting of a great diversity of scenes.

NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Primary Features

Unrestrained to Explore the World

From panoramic widespread landscapes to striking portraits with smooth bokeh, the dynamic versatility of 24mm to 200mm in a single lens gives creators maximum ease and convenience. The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR inherits the Nikon Z mount system, delivering superior resolution across the entire frame from the maximum aperture at every focal length.

When taking photos of Sydney’s iconic Harbour, the lights and moving people can make images suffer from chromatic aberration. However, with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, chromatic aberration is effectively compensated in every still and video thanks to the aspherical ED glass and aspherical lens elements.

The new lens packs a punch with an 8.3x high-power zoom that enables a great variety of shooting across a wide zoom range allowing creators to use them both in and outdoors. Approach subjects with confidence and capture intricate details up close, with the lens’s ability to utilise the minimum focus distance of 0.5m at wide-angle end and 0.7m during telephoto shooting, and maximum reproduction ratio of 0.28x.

Get crisp and clear shots even when you are shooting with slow shutter speeds for night landscapes or low-light shooting, with the lens’ in-body Vibration Reduction (VR) that reduces camera shake. Capture the sunrise or sunset with ease thanks to the introduction of the new ARNEO Coat technology that reduces ghosting and flaring effect.

Let the Videos Do the Talking

Experience the high movie performance of the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR with its quiet operation and superb usability to record memorable moments with ease. The lens delivers smooth and stable exposure changes and allows you to be in control of the natural shift in focus point and brightness level through its click-less control ring. The superb subject tracking capability of the lens enables the videographer to continuously focus on the subject and maintain high accuracy, even during zooming operation. In addition, the focus-breathing reduction feature reduces the amount of shifting between angles of view while adjusting focus, allowing videographers to record movies more smoothly with intentional composition

The Light and Compact Companion

Take the lightweight NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR everywhere you go. The lens weighs approximately 570g, which means avid adventurers can enjoy high mobility during their travels, with the ability to use it for a wide variety of scenes. It employs an aluminium-alloy mount, a first for NIKKOR lenses, to achieve light weight while attaining superb durability. With the large diameter and short focal length distance of the Z mount system, experience unchanged weight balance even when the lens is zoomed in as the front lens elements are be made smaller and the rear lens elements larger.

In addition, the lens supports a filter-attachment size of 67mm for use of smaller-diameter filter, which is great news for users looking for quality on a budget as smaller sizes are more commonly available, easy to find, and affordable.

When out and about, roam freely as you strap the lens and camera at your side as the lens features a new zoom-lock switch to prevent the lens from extending under its own weight. On top of that, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR can withstand the unpredictable weather conditions of Mother Nature, as the lens is carefully designed to be dust and drip resistant. The lenses fluorine coat effectively repels dust or dirt, in addition to providing a superb anti-reflection effect.


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Published by mynikonlife Feb 10, 2020
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