Nikon teases two new Z-mount lenses in an up to date roadmap, together with a 70-180mm F2.8 lens: Digital Pictures Evaluate


Earlier this morning, Nikon launched an up to date Z Collection lens roadmap, highlighting its newly-released 17-28mm F2.8 lens and hinting on the launch of some new optics, together with an influence zoom and a telephoto zoom that may spherical out the corporate’s reasonably priced F2.8 zoom vary.

Along with the brand new lenses which have been added to the roadmap, Nikon nonetheless has placeholders for seven lenses which have beforehand proven up on the corporate’s roadmap, however have but to be introduced: an APS-C 24mm lens, a 26mm lens, a 35mm S-line lens, an 85mm S-line lens, a 135mm S-line lens, a 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom and a 600mm tremendous telephoto S-line lens. No extra info is supplied for these lenses right now.

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The primary of the 2 new lenses is a 70-180mm lens that seems as if it might need an F2.8 aperture, as urged by its placement on the roadmap. This implies Nikon is seeking to spherical out its F2.8 zoom lineup alongside its 17-28mm F2.8 and 28-75mm F2.8 lenses, each of which look like reworked variations of Tamron’s nearly-identical E-mount variations of these respective focal lengths.

As luck would have it – and as we speculated on in our 17-28mm F2.8 hands-on from earlier at present – Tamron conveniently has a 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Sony E-mount lens that will function the right template for Nikon to remodel and rebrand as its personal because it has with its two different F2.8 zoom lenses.

The opposite addition to the roadmap is a brand new 12-28mm PZ lens for APS-C Z-mount cameras. This Energy Zoom lens has the widest beginning focal size in Nikon’s lineup, however contemplating it’s for Nikon’s DX-format APS-C cameras, it’ll have a full-frame equal focal size of 18-42mm.

This lens would even be Nikon’s first energy zoom lens, which liekly means it’ll be for on-the-go creators, not in contrast to Sony’s recently-released 16-35mm F4 PZ G lens.