Nikon launches new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S for superior wide-angle photography
The ultra-wide-angle prime lens delivers remarkable optical performance and rendering at any shooting distance
For passionate photographers seeking to step up their game, Nikon Australia has announced the launch of its new S-Line lens, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S for the Nikon Z Series. This addition to the line-up is perfect for capturing an extensive spectrum of stunning wide-angle scenes from indoor photography, landscapes to nightscapes, in both stills and movies.
Empowered by the industry’s largest mount, the Z-mount system, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is an S-Line high-performance lens that delivers superior optical performance and rendering at any shooting distance. The fast 24mm wide-angle prime lens with nine diaphragm blades are ideal for both wide-field photography and videography.
Despite being an ultra-wide-angle lens, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S offers effective distortion correction and edge-to-edge sharpness, where images with minimal distortion even at the periphery can be captured when shooting architecture or a starry sky.
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens is the perfect fit for users who:
- Prefer high image quality wide-angle shots offered by a prime lens
- Fancy capturing wide-angle scenes using a fast, wide-angle lens with superb point-image reproduction
- Require a lens suitable for movie recording with a smooth exposure transition and quiet operation
“The possibilities of imaging are endless, and with the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8, photographers around the world can take advantage of the outstanding high-resolution perception and its remarkable features for shooting portraits and infinity pictures. Utilising the capabilities of the Z mount system, this lens delivers on minimal distortion, beautiful bokeh, and superior point-image reproduction.”
John Young | General Manager of Marketing for Nikon Australia
The lens employs extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements that ensure superior image quality with minimal axial chromatic aberration. The adoption of Nano Crystal Coat effectively suppresses ghost and flare, contributing to extremely clear photos and videos even in backlit portrait shooting. The lens also has a comfortable-to-operate control ring to which various functions can be assigned.
With dust- and drip-resistant capabilities with sealing for various parts including movable parts of the lens barrel, the lens can be reliably used in any situation.
NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Primary Features
Outstanding Optimal Performance
Whether you intend to capture interior photography or an array of stars decorating the night sky, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S assures sharp superior resolution throughout the shooting range from close distances to infinity across the entire frame. By effectively compensating sagittal coma flare from the maximum aperture, small point images even at the periphery are faithfully reproduced as point images. Utilising a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, higher shutter speed and lower ISO sensitivity can be used to capture stars as point images in astrophotography. Effective suppression of colour bleed ensures recording of beautifully sharp and clear images of a wide variety of scenes.
Moreover, the new prime lens employs a multi-focusing system that drastically reduces aberrations and as a result, delivers superior imaging performance even while shooting close distances.
Superior Movie Recording Performance
Multi-focusing system: A new AF drive system developed to enhance optical performance. Multiple lens focus groups are driven by multiple AF actuators.
This wide-angle prime lens offers great movie recording performance with an extensive range of filming capabilities, realised by enhanced usability. Elimination of unsolicited noise is credited to the click-less control ring along with AF mechanism with stepping motor (STM) and diaphragm mechanism that greatly supports shooting movies and stills. Smooth and stable aperture control delivers natural exposure changes to movies. A supplementary benefit of the lens is its focus-breathing reduction capability which reduces shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus, thereby allowing photographers to record movies with the desired composition.
By controlling the diaphragm blade unit via electronic signals, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S delivers stable aperture control (AE) constantly, even during continuous shooting.
Swift Control to Produce Extraordinary Results
Users can capture rare details such as a rainbow or fast racing cars as stills or movies with ease using this lens. The control ring allows for comfortable filming and smooth operation. By assigning settings on the control ring, photographers can eliminate unnecessary noise when shooting a movie or portrait thereby ensuring smooth camera operation. Focus aperture and exposure compensation can also be assigned to control ring. Users have the option of rapidly changing the settings either from the control ring or through a dedicated focus mode switch that allows for manual focus operation to achieve smooth focus transitions.
Go behind the scenes with portrait and lifestyle photographer Drew Gurian as he tests the new wide-angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S in New York City
 Multi-focusing system: A new AF drive system developed to enhance optical performance. Multiple lens focus groups are driven by multiple AF actuators.