Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S, a fast, wide-angle prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system
Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S - a fast, wide-angle prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system's full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras.
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is an S-Line high-performance lens compatible with Z series cameras. With its 24 mm focal length and fast (bright) f/1.8 maximum aperture, the wide-angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is well suited to a wide variety of scenes - from indoor photography and wide-angle snapshots, to landscapes and starscapes - all of which can be beautifully recorded as high-resolution stills or movies.
This lens achieves superior rendering at any shooting distance. Adoption of a multi-focusing system significantly reduces aberrations, producing images that are incredibly sharp and clear not only at the center of the frame, but all the way to the extreme edges, regardless of the shooting distance. The importance of this feature is emphasized when photographing broad landscapes that require highly detailed rendering throughout the entire frame. Lens optics are constructed with one ED glass and four aspherical lens elements. In addition, the use of Nano Crystal Coat - Nikon's exclusive anti-reflection coating technology - effectively reduces the ghost and flare generated by incident light for sharp and clear images, even when a light source is included in the frame.
The lens barrel is equipped with a control ring that can serve as a focus ring for manual focusing. Functions such as focus (M/A), aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to it. With its smooth operability, this control ring facilitates comfortable still and movie recording. The lens is also equipped with functions that maximize its performance during movie recording, including an AF mechanism for which a very quiet stepping motor (STM) has been adopted, as well as aperture control that is quieter with smoother operation that minimizes flicker.
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S makes the most of the advantages of the Nikon Z mount system. Despite being a wide-angle lens, it exhibits very little distortion even at the extreme edges of the frame, beautiful blur characteristics (bokeh), and superior point-image reproduction characteristics. Furthermore, effective suppression of color bleeding ensures recording of beautifully sharp and clear images for a wide range of scenes.