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Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S lens review by DxOmark

DxOmark published the full 14-30mm review. The conclusion:

With its ultra-wide angle of view and truly compact dimensions, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is without doubt a highly appealing solution. Couple that with a flat front and the ability to add 82mm screw-in filters, and the new Nikkor seems ideally suited to landscape and travel photography. While open -perture performance is a bit lacking, the lens performs pretty well only one stop down at all focal lengths, including at the vaunted 14mm focal length.

With the mirrorless Z cameras’ in-body stabilization, using F5.6 with a low ISO might not be that challenging, and it is of course of little or no consequence when used on a tripod. Given the choice between it and a lens with more limited coverage or a much heavier and larger lens with better open-aperture performance, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S seems to strike a happy medium. And with a price of around $1300, it shouldn’t be overlooked.

In this review, we have compared the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4S to its closest rivals from other brands. Remember that the lenses are intended to be used on different camera systems and mounts, so the comparisons are not strictly applicable.

New Hartblei SRA-I Superrotator adapter for Z-Mount

The German company Hartblei released the new Supperrotator for Z-mount (image on top shows E-mount version).

Press release:

New Hartblei SRA-I Superrotator adapter for E-Mount, L-Mount, EOS-R and Nikon-Z. Use all excellent Zeiss Hasselblad lenses with the famous, fully independent Tilt-Shift superrotator movements (10mm of shift as well as 8 degrees of tilt – both geared + self locking )and parallaxfree 3x 360º Rotation. Tripod foot is Arca compatible
(We also have a Pentacon mount version for the Users of Zeiss Jena Glass)SAR
Please PN me for more Infos – s.steib@hartblei.de

The Item is available right now (built on order) – the price is 1129,-€ net + shipment

 

Nikon to launch a $900 Canon EOS-RP competitor in 2019!

The reliable news site Nikkei reports that Nikon is ready to launch a sub $1,000 mirrorless camera in 2019! This is the google translated text:

Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used in the product that corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by the company in the autumn of 2006. It is expected that the price will be in the 100,000 yen range, which is easier for the general consumer to pick up than the leading 200,000 to 400,000 yen model. The aim is to develop the demand of users other than existing enthusiasts.

Seem like we will get an Canon RP competitor…