Nikon announced the launch of the NIKKOR 14-30mm f4 S line lens at CES 2019. Using the Z Mount, it is compatible with their full frame mirrorless Z Series. The sample images provided were simply breathtaking - so much so we couldn't resist sharing them with you!
14-30mm is a perfect focal range for landscape and cityscape work, so it's no surprise that Nikon launched the new lens with a video showcasing it's low light capabilities in Dubai. Jimmy McIntyre produced some stunning images from the city, which we have shared here.
Features of the lens include a flat front element which allows for a filter thread to be attached directly - saving a bulky filter adaptor having to be used. Most lenses in this class do not offer this due to a bulbous front element. Lovers of long exposures will appreciate the ability to leave a variable Neutral Density on the front.
The customisable control ring on the front of the lens offers great flexibility - allowing you to use it for manual focus, aperture control or exposure compensation.
Videographers may well feel the benefit of this the most - the aperture control has silent adjustment, and Nikon have worked hard to reduce focus breathing and focus shift while zooming. In plain English - focus pulls and zooming will be nice and smooth.
You can see the full specification here, but in the meantime let your eyes feast on these beautiful images.
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