Earlier today Nikon announced the development of a new high-end pro camera – the D6 and a new pro zoom lens- the 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR. Nikon also introduced a lens for its Z line – the fast wide-angle Z 24mm F1.8 S.
How do you know the Tokyo Olympics is getting closer? you hear the big Japanese manufacturers announcing new sports cameras and lenses. Nikon is the first out of the big trio to announce its Tokyo 2020 main camera – the D6 although at the moment besides a front picture and a name we don’t have much else to go on (no specs, no price, no release date…).
The Upcoming Nikon D6 – still no details
We do know a little bit more about the 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR – this fast zoom telephoto F mount lens belongs to Nikon’s “E” line, it has image stabilization and fluorite element/s as well as a yet unknown component/feature with the “SR” designation.4 (again, no full specs, release date or pricing is known at this point).
The upcoming zoon – 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Nikon
So what we do know? well, Nikon did introduce the new Z 24mm F1.8 S so at least on this lens we do have all the info including pricing and availability (and even a sort of “hands-on” done by the company – see the video above).
The Z 24mm F1.8 S has 12 elements in 10 groups including a single ED element and four aspherical elements plus Nano Crystal and Super Integrated coatings. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25 m (9.84″), a weight of 450 g (0.99 lb), 72mm filter thread and 9 aperture blades as well as an AF/MF switch and weather sealing on its Magnesium alloy body.
The new Z 24mm F1.8 S on a Z7 camera
The lens is currently scheduled to ship in mid to late October for $1000.
Magnesium alloy construction – Z 24mm F1.8 S
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