It was last year that Nikon announced the launch of their new Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless cameras, the company’s “serious” attempt at trying their hand at mirrorless cameras. However as is the case with new mounts and cameras, the availability of lenses are limited, but Nikon is hoping to make up for it.
The company has announced their latest Z-mount lens in the form of the 14-30mm f/4 S zoom lens. GIven that the widest is at 14mm, this could easily double up as a wide-angle lens, plus the f/4 aperture does make it pretty ideal for landscape photography. Its max zoom of 30mm also could potentially make it a pretty good distance for street photography, although at f/4 some might find it a bit slow, plus the bokeh at f/4 isn’t particularly ideal for portraits.
However we suppose the flexibility of the lens would be its selling point, and the ability to maintain an aperture at f/4 throughout might come in handy for some photographers. Nikon has also used a button-less retractable mechanism which should help make the lens smaller and more portable. There will also be the use of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that will help with more precise aperture control.
Unfortunately the lens does not come cheap as it is priced at $1,300 and will be available for purchase later this spring.