Yesterday's premiere of Nikons Z6 and Z7 with the new ”Z” mount standard had to entail the presentation of the dedicated lenses. Today we're going to briefly discuss three of them: Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S, 50mm f/1.8 S and 35mm f/1.8.
The three presented lenses are to satisfy basic standard needs of photographers. They are supposed to be characterized by high quality of the optical system and they are to be quiet, without the focus breathing effect. The detailed specifications are not known yet.
Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
The optical construction of the lens consists of fourteen elements placed in eleven groups. One low-dispersion lens, one aspherical ED lens and three standard apsherical lenses have been applied in it. The lens is to ensure brilliant resolution within the whole frame, even at maximum aperture. What's more, it is also to remarkably deal with chromatic aberration. In order to avoid light leaks and flares, the nanocrystalline coatings have been used. The fluorine coating which covers the front lens is to facilitate keeping it clean.
1). Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Sharp photographs with the use of Nikkor Z 24-70 mm f/4 S will be made from the distance of 30cm within the whole focal length.
Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S
The optical cosntruction of the lens consists of two low-dispersion (ED) lenses and three aspherical lenses. Similarly to the first lens described today, we can expect remarkable sharpness within the whole frame. According to the producer, this effect should bring the impression of “changing the way f/1.8 lenses will be perceived.” Thanks to reducing chromatic aberration, among other things, the lens is to perfectly fulfil its function while photographing point light sources at night and obtaining “soft and natural blurring” should not be a problem.
2). Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S
Nanocrystalline anti-reflective coatings have been used on the lenses and the AF is supposed to be as quick, quiet and precise as never before. The whole construction has been additionally protected against dust and splashes.
Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S
The optical system of the last of the lenses described today consist of two ED lenses and two aspherical ones. Similarly to the constructions discussed above, we can expect high resolution within the whole frame. This time in the description the producer mentions extraordinary benefits of reducing longitudinal aberration, exceptional mapping of tiny textures at maximum aperture and, again, high image resolution.
3). Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S
Similarly to the above lenses, this one also applies nanocrystalline coatings and is reistant to splashes and dust. The advanced stepper motor construction is supposed to ensure quick, quiet and precise AF, both during photographing and recording films.
During the presentation of the lenses described today, the graphics showing further steps of the company with regard to the premieres of “Z” standard lenses in the next three years was presented. In 2019, three new lenses, headed by the extraordinarily bright Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, will appear on the market.
4). Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
5). Nikon Nikkor Z Lens Roadmap