As the latest addition to the Nikon Z System of mirrorless cameras, they announced the new ultra-wide zoom lens at CES today. This lens looks amazing. As the Nikon Z system was announced and released over the last few months, one of the glaring missing lenses is a wide angle. As Nikon have announced the lens roadmap over the next 2 years, its nice to see them staying on schedule. I really do think this lens will be the highlight of the system.
Nikon released this new updated Nikon Z lens roadmap. And it contains quite some changes compared to the original Photokina roadmap:
1) First we now know that these lenses will come in 2020:
- 20 mm f/1,8 S
- 50 mm f/1,2 S
- 14-24 mm f/2,8 S
2) The 24mm f/1.8 will be released in 2019 instead of the previous estimated 2020 release
3) In 2020 we will get additional four TBA (to be announced) lensees instead of the previous three
4) In 2021 we will get 7 lenses instead of the previous 8
Full info at atomos.com/ninjav
The Nikon Z Series: Upcoming Firmware on Display
The Nikon Z series will continue to adapt to changing user needs through the development and roll-out of firmware updates to meet and exceed creative expectations. Taking into account feedback from photographers and creators, Nikon will display three feature updates under development that open creative opportunities for the Z 6 and Z 7. Displays will include:
- CFexpress – Coming soon to the Z 6 and Z 7 cameras is support for CFexpress, which is compatible with the XQD memory card form-factor.
- Eye AF – Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.
- RAW Video Support – Nikon is currently developing a feature that works with the ATOMOS Ninja V to output video in RAW format, using the ProRes RAW codec.
Details, including the release date of new firmware updates, will be shared at a later date.