Kipon releases five full-frame manual focusing lenses for new Nikon Z

Today Kipon announced their first five new manual focusing lenses for the Nikon Z cameras. Those lenses are already available as E-mount version at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.

Press text:

KIPON announced ELEGANT series lenses, world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z mount and Canon R mount cameras from third-party.

After 6 years non-stop learning for how to make high quality lenses, KIPON accumulated rich experience now, The reason why we use ELEGANT to name this lineup is because we want to transfer exactly how we develop these lenses from design to manufacture.They are consistent with our inertial thinking and philosophy about developing products in our company.

Lenses would be available before the end of Dec 2018,price as below,
24mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 499USD
35mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 468USD
50mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 325USD
75mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 355USD
90mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 386USD


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Nikon believes they can beat Canon and Sony in the Full Frame segment

The folks from Dpreview had a chat with Nikon and they made quite a bold statement:

“Our goal is to become number one in the full-frame market. We believe that we can achieve the number one position maybe quite soon”

This means Nikon is sure that after decades of Canon dominance they can finally overthrow them. What could sound even more “arrogant?” is that they believe this will happen “quite soon”. The history of all companies is full of such bold statements. For now let’s hope Nikon brings out new Z glass soon!