Melville, NY—In addition to introducing the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S fast, wide-angle prime Z lens for its full-frame mirrorless system, Nikon announced it is developing the Nikon D6. The D6 pro DSLR was unveiled along with the AF-S Nikkor 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F-mount telephoto zoom lens.
Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera back in 1999; that makes 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Due to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s history in camera development, its professional DSLRs continue to evolve. The company has consistently incorporated advanced technologies into its cameras. In addition, its engineers have responded to the demands of professional photographers. As a result, with the D6, Nikon will release its most advanced DSLR to date.
Moreover, this year is the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount. To mark that event, the company is also developing the AF-S Nikkor 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens. The F-mount lens is an option for professional photographers in fields such as sports photography.
Nikon will announced details of the D6 and new telephoto zoom lens, including release dates, pricing and specifications, at a later date.
Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Fast Wide-Angle Prime Z Lens
The 24mm f/1.8 S Z-mount lens is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits. Moreover, its design takes advantage of Nikon’s large Z mount, to deliver fast, bright, sharp performance in nearly all lighting.
“The Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S continues our commitment to offering exciting prime lenses to Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 users; it also provides the exceptional level of quality achieved by the S-Line of Nikkor Z lenses,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “The combination of wide-angle perspective and a fast f/1.8 aperture is optimal for all types of photography including landscapes; making the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S a must-have lens to unleash the full potential of the Nikon Z series.”
Providing an essential focal length to the kits of Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 shooters, the new lens benefits from the most advanced Nikkor technologies. They combine to deliver beautiful bokeh and high resolution across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture.
The lens is a solution for photographers and videographers looking to capture wide-angle landscapes, street photography, travel adventures or astrophotography. Moreover, for videographers and content creators, its popular focal length is a staple for production because of its natural perspective.
The Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S Specs
The Z 24mm f/1.8 S features nine rounded aperture blades to capture circular bokeh that adds a level of dimensionality to content. In addition, it can be used in most environments, because of its dust- and drip-resistant body.
In addition, its lens construction consists of four aspherical lens elements and one extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element to combat aberration. Moreover, Nikon’s patented Nano Crystal Coat helps eliminate ghosting and flare.
The 24mm f/1.8 S also employs Nikon’s Multi-Focusing technology; it uses two AF drives in tandem to deliver resolving power and achieve fast, accurate autofocus.
Notably, the new Z-mount lens is optimized for video capture. It boasts near-silent stepping motors for quiet performance; reduced focus breathing; and a customizable control ring for smooth control of aperture and exposure compensation. In addition, it works with the in-camera 5-axis VR + eVR (vibration reduction) image stabilization system of Nikon Z cameras.
Nikon’s Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S ships mid to late October 2019. It will have a suggested retail price of $999.95.