Nikon Officially Adds The Nikkor Z 14-30mm F/4 Lens To Its Line-Up

Nikon today adds the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 to the new range of full-frame S-Line lenses designed for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras.

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Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4

At last year's Photokina, we were given the chance to take a look at the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 lens, promised to be released in 2019 and Nikon have stuck to their promise as the new full-frame ultra-wide-angle lens is now available. 

First seen on the company's lens road-map, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 is designed to be used with the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras and it's the world's first full-frame ultra-wide-angle lens to feature a flat front element. The lens is also compact, features a retractable lens mechanism, is weather sealed and it fits 82mm filters. 

Nikon says that the new Nikkor Z optical formulas and fast communication between lens and camera ensure the distortion common to wide-angle photography is minimised. They also promise that sharpness will be 'exceptional'. 

The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 lens will be available from April 2019 with an RRP of £1349. 


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JackAllTog Plus
10 5.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2019 11:28AM
Apart from uniqueness, if there any benefit to having a flat front element?

e.g. Filters can be fitted closer?

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gary.d 17 135 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2019 11:37AM
Looks great. So, the RRP in the US is $1299, but it's 1349 here.
daibev Plus
15 345 Wales
8 Jan 2019 5:29PM
Aren't US prices before taxes?
Still seems over priced, perhaps the UK price include VAT and Brexit??
gary.d 17 135 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2019 5:34PM
I'm sure you're right, although I've read that some US online retailers don't apply state taxes. It's 1449 in Germany so guess the price is much the same everywhere.
ElSid 11 9 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2019 4:24PM

Quote:Apart from uniqueness, if there any benefit to having a flat front element?

e.g. Filters can be fitted closer?

With lenses like this it means that filters can be fitted - unlike the 14-24 or Canons 11-24 where filters either go in the back or you have to find a specialist adapter/system such as Lee's 150 filters...

I suspect that a flat front may improve flare resistance as well.

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