Nikon introduces its first filter-attachable 14-30mm ultra-wide-angle lens that is designed for versatility and uncompromised imaging
New Delhi: 8th Jan, 2018 – Nikon Z series photographers can now enjoy a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that packs superior optical performance along with added portability, agility and operability in the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, announced by Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, leaders in imaging technology today.
Empowered by the new Z-mount system that fully utilises short flange focal distance, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is part of the S-Line1 lenses and is a compact and highly practical lens for landscape and cityscape photography. Covering a dynamic ultra-wide angle of 14mm to a wide angle of 30mm with a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the range, the lens is versatile for capturing a variety of scenes without the need for a lens change. Additionally, the use of Nikon’s exclusive coating technologies, including Nano Crystal Coat, effectively suppresses ghost and flare, contributing to extremely clear photos and videos. The lens achieves rendering performance that will change the perception of ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4.
The lens is the world’s first2 FX-format lens to support direct filter attachment despite starting at a 14 mm focal length. This allows users to conveniently enjoy the effects of different filters such as polarising filters and neutral density filters, which cannot be used with conventional ultra-wide-angle lenses. The support for an 82-mm-diameter filter attachment to its small and nearly flat front lens element also allows for shooting in more active situations, in addition to the dust- and drip-resistance considered in the design of the lens.
“With the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, we bring functionality and versatility packed into a compact ultra-wide-angle lens that complements the technologically-advanced Z mount. The lens boasts superior performance and agility but within a compact and lightweight body thanks to its retractable mechanism. With this new launch, we are confident of offering creative possibilities specially in wedding scenarios for our consumers,” said Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Managing Director, Nikon India.
With a button-less retractable mechanism to achieve greater mobility while preserving optical performance, the smaller, more portable size also enables quick shooting. Furthermore, superior operability is also key, with the ability to designate three functions to the control ring to facilitate comfortable still and movie shooting.
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Primary Features
For the photographer composing a silhouette image in backlight, Nano Crystal Coat ensures a high tolerance for backlighting, effectively reducing ghost and flare effects to achieve the intended imaging. In addition, the lens allows for the same maximum f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. The highest creativity can now be expressed through deliberate exposure control.
Equipped with a single lens, photographers can capture a wide variety of scenery and subjects at no added expense. With a focal-length range covering an ultra-wide-angle 14mm (angle of view: 114°), to a wide angle of 30mm, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S expands the wide-angle range by 2mm over the conventional 16mm (angle of view: 107°) for added flexibility and versatility in both photography and videography.
Practicality of the lens does not stop there; the ultra-wide angle lens is packed into a compact size through a retractable system that ensures outstanding portability, while maintaining its high-standard optical performance. A simple operation of the zoom ring with a “button-less” structure design unlocks the lens, enabling quicker shooting while on the move than with conventional models. Getting down and dirty for the best shots is also worry-free with the dust- and drip-resistant features and superb antifouling performance, which protects the lens from dirt and allows for easy cleaning.
Shooting with comfort and peace of mind is further made possible with the flexibility of usage and superior operability, enhanced with the control ring. Assignable camera settings from Focus (M/A)3, Aperture and Exposure Compensation allow for smooth operation with the appropriate amount of torque. With these customisations available, users can shoot captivating movies without any distracting noises caused by changing settings using conventional command dials and buttons.
A quieter lens drive with outstandingly accurate and fast auto-focus (AF) control is also employed through a quiet and highly responsive stepping motor and diaphragm mechanism, ensuring enhanced usability and stable aperture control (AE) for both stills and movie shooting.
1 The S-Line is a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a new benchmark in optical performance, creating new definitions of design principles and quality control
2 Among FX-format interchangeable lenses for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses with a focal range beginning at 14 mm or lower, available as of January 8, 2019. Statement based on Nikon research
3 A function that enables immediate switching from autofocus to manual focus using the control ring
For more information on the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, and other Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN
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