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      Announcement: 01/07/2019 MSRP: $1,299

     

    Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the first ultra-wide lens intended for use in the mirrorless Nikon Z system. This lens is also the first such a compact full-frame lens on the market. It has been designed having in mind landscape, architecture and event photography. Thanks to its compact size, a possibility of installing screwed filters and a quiet autofocus, it should also fulfil its role as the filming lens.

     

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    QUICK NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S INFO

    • Focal Length: 14-30mm
    • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 14-30mm
    • Max Aperture:  f/4
    • 35mm Equivalent Max Aperture: f/4
    • Format Size: Full-Frame
    • Lens Mount: Z-Mount
    • Filter Size: ø82mm
    • Image Stabilization: No
    • Aperture Ring: Yes
    • Weight: 485g / 17.1oz
    • Warranty: Limited 1-Year + Limited 4-Year USA
    • List Price: US $1,299 | UK £ | DE €
    • Current Price: Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Deals & Prices

     

    DESCRIPTION

    The optical system of Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S consists of 14 elements which are divided into 12 groups. Four of them are ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) elements, developed by Nikon, whose aim is the correction of achromatic aberrations. The four remaining elements are the aspherical ones - non-spherical surface lenses, which reduce aberrations and correct distortion in wide-angle lenses. Thanks to the use of aspherical elements, the lens has a compact size since they reduce the number of standard (spherical) elements.

    In addition, the lenses are covered with an anti-reflective coating (Nano Crystal Coat), which reduces a majority of internal lens element reflections and effectively reduces ghosts and flares caused by light entering the lens diagonally. The front lens is covered with Fluorine Coat, which makes the surface of the lens repel dust, grease, dirt and water droplets.

    A seven-blade, highly accurate electromagnetic diaphgragm mechanism, which enables automatic control of exposition during continuous shooting has been applied in the lens. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.

    The autofocus is controlled by the Stepping Motor (STM), known from Nikon. Thanks to this, the focusing is fast, precise, smooth and, above all, quiet. Such a quiet drive system makes this lens a perfect filming lens.  Minimum focus  distance is 28cm (11.02").

    Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S is, of course, compatible with Dual Detect 5 Axis VR used in Nikons Z. This system enables up to 5 stops of pitch, yaw, roll, X and Y shake correction as well as a possible use of additional electronic stabilization during filming.

    In Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the aluminum-plastic body with a rubberized ring of focal length regulation has been applied. In addition, the lens has an aluminum customizable control ring, which can be used for manual focusing, aperture control, ISO control or exposure compensation. The lens is the first ultra-wide (14mm) lens on which we will mount attachable lens filters with the diameter of 82mm, which will surely by appreciated by landscape photographers and videographers.

    The lens barrel is extensively sealed against water and dust for long worry-free durability. Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S measures just 85mm (3.5") and weighs just 485g (1.07lb)

     

    PHOTOS OF THE NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

    Nikon Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S - Top

     

    Nikon Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S - Side View

     

    Nikon Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S - Expanded

     

     

    NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S VIDEO REVIEW

     

     

    COMPARISON WITH SIMILAR LENSES

    Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S can be indirectly compared with two lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR and Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. Both lenses are not native lenses for the cameras with the Z-Mount and they can be connected to Nikons Z only with the use of the FTZ adapter.

    Feature

    Nikon Nikkor

    Z 14-30mm f/4 S

    Nikon AF-S Nikkor

    16-35mm f/4G ED VR

    Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

    Di VC USD G2

    Focal Length

     14-30mm

    16 - 35mm

    15 - 30mm
    Angle of View

    114° - 72° (for Full-Frame)

    107° - 63° (for Full-Frame)

    110° to 71° (for Full-Frame)
    Image Stabilization

    No

    Yes

    Yes
    Elements 14 17 18
    Groups 12 12 13
    Special Elements

    Nano Crystal Coat Element

    4 ED Elements

    4 Aspherical Elements 

    Fluorine Coating Element

    Two ED glass elements

    Three aspherical lenses

    Nano Crystal Coat

    2 eXpanded glass molded aspherical

    1 molded glass aspherical

    3 aspherical elements

    Anti-reflection eXpand

    BBAR

     fluorine coatings

    Maximum Aperture

    f/4

    f/4

     f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture

    f/22

     f/22

     f/22
    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    7

    9

    9

    Aperture Ring

    Yes

    (multifunctional)

    No

    No

    Diaphragm System

    Electromagnetic

    Mechanical

    Electromagnetic
    Autofocus

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes
    Manual Focus

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Focus Method

    Internal

    Internal

    Internal

    Minimum Focus Distance

    0.28m

    11″

    0.29m

    11.42″

    0.28m

    11.02"

    Distance Scale

    No

    (Info in IVF)

    Yes

    Yes

    Depth of Field Scale

    No

    Yes

    No

    Body Material

    Magnesium Alloy and Plastic

    Plastic barrel with magnesium alloy sub-structure, metal mount

    Plastic barrel with magnesium alloy sub-structure, metal mount
    Weather Sealed

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Length

    85mm

    3.3″

    125mm 

    4.92″

    145mm 

    5.71″

    Diameter

    ø89mm

    ø3.5″

    83mm 

    3.25″

    ø98mm

    ø3.86″

    Filter Thread Size

    ø82mm

    ø77mm

    No
    Weight

    485g 

    17.1lb

    685g 

    1.51lb

    1110g

    2.45lb

    Tripod Collar

    No

    No

    No
    Warranty

    Limited 1-Year

    Limited 4-Year USA

    Limited 1-Year

    Limited 4-Year USA

    Limited 6-Year 
    MSRP

    US $1,299 

    US $1,096

    US $1,099

     

    FULL NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

    FULL NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Focal Length

    14 - 30mm

    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 14-30mm
    Angle of View

    114° - 72° (for Full-Frame DSLR Cameras)
    90° - 50° (for APS-C DX Format DSLR Cameras)

    Lens Type Wide Angle Zoom Lens
    Format Size

    Full-Frame

    Lens Mount Type Z-Mount
    Image Stabilization No
     

    OPTICS

    Elements 14
    Groups 12
    Special Elements

    Nano Crystal Coat Element

    4 ED Elements

    4 Aspherical Elements 

    Fluorine Coating Element

     

    APERTURE

    Maximum Aperture f/4
    35mm Equivalent Max Aperture f/4
    Minimum Aperture

    f/22

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    7
    Aperture Ring Yes
    Diaphragm System Electromagnetic
     

    FOCUS

    Autofocus Yes
    Manual Focus

    Yes

    Focus Method Internal
    Minimum Focus Distance 0.28m

    11″

    Maximum Magnification 2.1×
    Autofocus Motor Type STM
    Distance Scale In IVF
    Depth of Field Scale No
    Focus Distance Limiter No
     

    PHYSICAL FEATURES

    Body Material Magnesium Alloy and Plastic
    Body Color Black
    Weather Sealed Yes
    Length

    85mm

    3.3″

    Diameter

    ø89mm

    ø3.5″

    Filter Thread Size ø82mm
    Weight

    485g 

    17.1lb

    Tripod Collar

    No

    Hood

    Yes

    HB-86

    Lens Caps

    Yes

    Front - LC-82B

    Back - LF-N1

    Protective Cover

    Yes

    CL-C1

     

    WARRANTY

    Warranty

    Limited 1-Year

    Limited 4-Year USA

     

    PRICE

    MSRP

    US $1,299 | UK £ | DE €

     

     

    NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S IMAGE SAMPLES

    1. © Jimmy McIntyre | Nikkor Z 14-30.. F/4 S
    2. © Jimmy McIntyre | Nikkor Z 14-30.. F/4 S
    3. © Jimmy McIntyre | Nikkor Z 14-30.. F/4 S
    4. © Jimmy McIntyre | Nikkor Z 14-30.. F/4 S
    5. © Jimmy McIntyre | Nikkor Z 14-30.. F/4 S
    6. © David Evans | Nikkor Z 14-30.. F/4 S

     

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