Two Nikon S Line Telephoto Zooms Expand Nikkor Z Lens Series

Two Nikon S Line Telephoto Zooms Expand Nikkor Z Lens Series

Nikkor Z 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 VR S & Z 24–120mm f/4 S Debut with Mount Adapter FTZ II


Melville, NY—Two new Nikon S line telephoto zoom Nikkor lenses will let creators get closer to the action and fill the frame. The Nikkor Z 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 VR S and the Nikkor Z 24–120mm f/4 S are Nikon’s latest premium S line lenses.

In addition, the company announced its new Mount Adapter FTZ II. The accessory is a streamlined solution to adapt F-mount lenses with the integrated vertical grip on the Nikon Z 9. All three of these products will reach retail within 2021.

“Our core focus will always be optical excellence; our customers rave about the unrivaled sharpness, color and clarity from the rapidly expanding line of Nikkor Z lenses,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc.

“These latest telephoto zoom lenses give extended reach to all kinds of creators, whether on vacation or on assignment; each also delivers on the promise of superior image quality and benefits from the technological advantages of the Nikon Z mount.”

Two New Nikon S Line Telephoto Zooms
Nikkor Z 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 VR S

The first Nikkor Z super-telephoto zoom has a long 100–400mm range for Z-mount mirrorless camera users. For sports, wildlife and shooting in the field, the premium lens features a combination of focal range and wide aperture for pros, advanced photo enthusiasts as well as hobbyists who want to capture distant subjects. What’s more, users can attach teleconverters to extend the focal length to 560mm and 800mm while maintaining resolution.

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Nikkor Z 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 VR S

The S line lens achieves sharpness and clarity with minimum aberration and color fringing, even at the maximum aperture and throughout its zoom range. This is the result of super ED glass and ED glass elements. Nikon’s original Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat are also adopted to reduce ghost and flare, even in backlit situations.

In addition, Nikon says this lens is the lightest in its class, weighing less than 3 pounds. It features balance, an 80º rotation angle as well as new Inner Balance technology. This tech minimizes the weight shift caused by zooming. Moreover, the short rotation angle for the zoom ring enables users to rotate the ring from the wide-angle position to the telephoto in one motion, without adjusting the lens holding.

Video Functionality

What’s more, content creators will appreciate its minimal focus breathing. They will also benefit from a click-less control ring that reduces operational sound during video recording.

Further, the lens’s 5.5-stop optical vibration reduction (VR) will help provide smooth video and sharp stills. Moreover, this shake correction is the highest among Nikkor Z lenses. The lens also employs a multi-focusing system that utilizes two STMs (stepping motors). As a result, it offers fast, precise and quiet AF operation for both stills and videos.

Other features include a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.38x (at the maximum telephoto position); a minimum focusing distance of 2.5 feet; as well as dust and drip resistance.

The Nikkor Z 100–400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S has a suggested retail price of $2,699.95.

Nikkor Z 24–120mm f/4 S

With a useful 24–120mm focal length range, this 5x S line zoom lens is an option for landscapes, events, weddings and portraits. It is also a solution for video and content creators.

Featuring a constant f/4 aperture, the lens attains large bokeh, especially in the telephoto range. Among the lightest lens in its class, it weighs in at 1.4 pounds.

In addition, it offers a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.39x at the telephoto position. It also has a minimum focus distance of less than 14 inches (at the max wide-angle) for macro photography.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 24–120mm f/4 S

The lens additionally employs a multi-focusing system with two stepping motors for fast, precise, quiet AF operation for stills and videos. In addition, three ED glass, one aspherical ED glass and three aspherical lens elements compensate for chromatic aberration. Again, Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat reduce ghost and flare.

For video recording, the lens also effectively reduces focus shift, while a click-less control ring reduces operational sound.

Dust and drip resistant, the Nikkor Z 24–120mm f/4 S has an SRP of $1,099.95.

Mount Adapter FTZ II

Nikon also announced the Mount Adapter FTZ II. It improves the usability of the existing Mount Adapter FTZ via a streamlined design with minimal projections. As a result, it is easier to use with the vertical grip of the Z 9.

Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ II

Moreover, removing the tripod socket and reducing the size makes for more comfortable shooting in any direction. This also enhances compatibility with a wider variety of tripod plates.

In addition, like its predecessor, the Mount Adapter FTZ II adapts F-mount lenses to the larger Z mount. What’s more, it does so while retaining the image quality, autofocus performance, weather sealing and handling of approximately 360 Nikkor F lenses from AI type on.

Nikon’s Mount Adapter FTZ II has an SRP of $249.95.