Q. How does the Nikon Z mount open up new frontiers in lens design and control?
A. The Z mount was built with a priority on superb optics and image quality. The inner diameter of the Nikon Z mount measures an impressive 55mm. It also has the shortest flange focal distance, measuring a mere 16mm between the bayonet mount and the sensor. These unique factors allow Nikon’s optical engineers much greater flexibility in designing lenses that provide noticeably higher imaging performance, wider apertures and greater value than ever. As a result, all Z lenses achieve extraordinarily sharp resolution, accurately rendering minute details; maximum aberration suppression; superior reproduction of point light sources; and beautiful, natural bokeh.
Q. What are Nikon S series lenses and how do they differ from other Z NIKKOR lenses?
A. NIKKOR S line lenses for the Z-mount system are the ultimate in professional-level lenses; they are built to Nikon’s highest standards of quality control. Moreover, they all deliver the full complement of state-of-the-art features. These lenses can capture images of consummate sharpness and detail with the absolute minimum of distortion, chromatic aberrations, flare and lens “breathing.” In addition, they provide close to 100% light transmission and incorporate comprehensive weather sealing. Unofficially the “S” stands for Superior or Special. However, it also indicates these understated all-black-finished lenses are the best Nikon has to offer and that they will always incorporate the very latest technological advances.
Q. Can I use my older F-mount NIKKOR lenses on my Nikon Z camera?
A. Absolutely.* Approximately 360 different F-mount NIKKOR lenses are usable on all Nikon Z cameras via the optional Mount Adapter FTZ—without compromising image quality. Moreover, the adapter enables the full benefit of the VR (vibration reduction) image stabilization built into Nikon Z bodies.
*For compatibility details with the optional adapter, please visit nikonusa.com/mirrorless.
Three Outstanding Nikon Z NIKKOR S Line Lenses
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: The fastest lens offered for a Nikon camera, it’s a superb choice for low-light work. With specs made possible by the unique design of the Z mount, it incorporates three aspheric and four extra-low dispersion (ED) elements. Its advanced ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings deliver superlative imaging performance and freedom from flare.
Moreover, thanks to its ultrawide aperture and 11-blade diaphragm, this lens provides enhanced depth-of-field control for selective focus effects along with gorgeous natural bokeh. Further, it becomes an 87mm-equivalent “portrait telephoto” lens when mounted on a DX-format Nikon Z camera.
NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S: Covering a range favored by many pros, this advanced, ultra-high- -performance FX-format lens provides a wide f/2.8 constant maximum aperture. The telephoto zoom incorporates ED, SR (short-wavelength refractive) and fluorite elements, as well as ARNEO and Nano Crystal coatings. Consequently, it delivers images of stunning sharpness, clarity and color accuracy over its full range.
Additionally, a multi-focus system with two stepping motors delivers superior AF for both stills and video. Also featured are built-in VR image stabilization, a top OLED info panel and a programmable control ring.
NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S: This is a fast, powerful, versatile mid-range zoom for a wide range of photo and video applications—from landscapes and street photography to full-length and environmental portraits. It achieves stunning clarity and sharpness across the entire frame; high resolution; and beautiful natural bokeh.
Elevated by a multi-focus system, next-generation flare correction (ARNEO+Nano Crystal coats) and advanced S line functionality, the lens marks the sweet spot of performance, precision and optical superiority.
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