Today, Nikon Inc. announced the fast, wide-angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S, the latest addition to the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lineup of lenses. The 24mm f/1.8 S is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits and is built to take advantage of Nikon’s large Z-mount, delivering the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions.

“The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S continues our commitment to offering exciting prime lenses to Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 users, while also providing exceptional level of quality achieved by the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The combination of wide-angle perspective and a fast f/1.8 aperture is optimal for all types of photography including landscapes, making the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S a must-have lens to unleash the full potential of the Nikon Z series.”

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A Storyteller’s Dream Lens:

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S joins the S-Line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses, giving creators an essential focal length to add to their kit of fast prime Z-mount lenses. The lens takes advantage of the most advanced NIKKOR technologies to deliver optical superiority, exceptional sharpness, beautiful bokeh and high-resolution across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture.

The new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S was designed for photographers and videographers looking to capture gorgeous wide-angle landscapes or vivid street photography, a travel adventure or a stunning starscape. For videographers and content creators, this popular focal length is a staple for production due to its natural perspective. Thanks to the advantages of the lens’ bright and fast f/1.8 maximum aperture along with the wider Z-mount, Nikon Z series users can capture exceptionally sharp images in dimly lit settings, with a lens that’s ideal for nighttime shooting and astrophotography.

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The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S features 9 rounded aperture blades, allowing users to capture beautifully circular bokeh that adds a level of dimensionality to help capture compelling content. Users can confidently explore their creative potential in nearly any landscape thanks to the lens’ reliable dust and drip resistant design, ideal for tough weather conditions. The lens construction also consists of four Aspherical Lens Elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element to combat aberration, while Nikon’s patented Nano Crystal Coat helps eliminate ghosting and flare. The 24mm f/1.8 S is further equipped with Nikon’s Multi-Focusing System, which uses two AF drives in tandem to deliver superior resolving power and achieve fast and accurate autofocus, even at minimum focus distance.

In addition to achieving the top-notch image quality that storytellers and content creators have come to expect from the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is also optimized for video capture. As a popular cinematic focal length, the 24mm f/1.8 S will be a welcome addition to Z series shooters’ arsenals, boasting near-silent stepping motors for ultra-quiet performance, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring for smooth control of aperture and exposure compensation and the ability to take advantage of the in-camera 5-axis VR + eVR of the Nikon Z series cameras.

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Highlights of the New NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens:

  • Fast wide-angle prime lens — incredibly sharp and delivers high resolution across the entire frame, even at f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • Offers the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions
  • Great lens for capturing wide-angle landscapes and street photography as well as nighttime shooting and starscapes
  • Features 9 rounded aperture blades, allowing users to capture circular bokeh
  • Boasts a reliable dust and drip resistant design, ideal for tough weather conditions
  • Consists of four Aspherical Lens Elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element to combat aberration
  • Includes Nano Crystal Coat to help eliminate ghosting and flare
  • Incorporates Nikon’s Multi-Focusing System — uses two AF drives in tandem to deliver superior resolving power and achieve fast, accurate autofocus, even at minimum focus distance
  • Also includes near-silent stepping motors, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring and exposure compensation

Sample Images

Price and Availability

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available in mid to late October 2019 at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95. For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S and the full Nikon Z mount system, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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Technical Specifications for the 24mm f/1.8

Product Name NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S
Mount Type Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length Range 24mm
Focal Length 24mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Format FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 61°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 84°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.15x
Lens Elements 12
Lens Groups 10
Compatible Format(s) FX / DX
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 1
Aspherical Elements 4
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF Actuator STM (stepping motor)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.82 ft. (0.25 m.)
Focus Mode M/AF
Rear Focusing Yes
Filter Size 72mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) Approx. 3.1 in.(78.0mm) maximum diameter x 3.8 in. (96.5mm) Distance from camera lens mount flange. Based on CIPA guidelines.
Approx. Weight 15.9 oz. (450 g) Based on CIPA guidelines.
Lens Type Prime

 

As a Z shooter, the frequency of the Z announcements has me happier than ever! It seems the roadmap is just getting closer to being filled! I’m particularly excited for this wide angle as i’ve been itching to get out to shoot some landscape and astral photos with this and the 17-35 F4 that was released a while back. It’ll be great to compare these two lenses in a battle of the wides and pit them side by side. What do you think? Are you excited for this prime lens for the Z? Let us know in the comments below