Nikon releases the fast, ultra-wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, and the high-power zoom NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

February 12, 2020

Nikon expands its diverse line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses that stimulate photographers' creative intent.

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) announces the release of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, a fast, ultra-wide-angle prime lens, and the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, a high-power zoom lens, both for the Nikon Z mount system's full-frame (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras.

The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S is part of the S-Line, a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a new benchmark in optical performance, creating new definitions of design principles and quality control. Images captured with this lens exhibit superior resolution and rendering performance at any distance, from close-up to infinity. Despite being an ultra-wide-angle lens, it exhibits smooth blur characteristics (bokeh) that make it an excellent choice for photographs in which the primary subject stands out from the background. It also achieves superior point-image reproduction performance that is best represented with starscapes and other night landscapes. Sagittal coma flare* is effectively controlled for faithful reproduction of point light sources. Users of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S can enjoy dynamic expression with the powerful sense of space only an ultra-wide-angle lens realizes with a wide variety of photographic scenes, from close-ups to starscapes.
The release of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S brings the number of fast f/1.8 NIKKOR Z lenses to five, achieving coverage of the ultra-wide-angle 20 mm to medium telephoto 85 mm range of focal lengths.

The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is an 8.3x high-power telephoto zoom lens that covers the wide-angle 24 mm to telephoto 200 mm range of focal lengths, and packs outstanding resolution into a compact and lightweight package weighing approximately 570 g. Its superior agility makes it the perfect, all-in-one lens for taking on walks or even on vacation to capture a wide variety of subjects and scenes, from portraits to landscapes. Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) and control ring ensures quiet operation that makes it an excellent choice for video recording. Nikon's exclusive anti-reflection coating, ARNEO Coat, has also been adopted to effectively reduce ghost and flare effects. Adoption of an aspherical ED glass element ensures the sharp and clear images.

The addition of these two new lenses that make the most of the strengths of the Z mount system effectively expands the NIKKOR Z lens lineup. Nikon will continue to pursue the possibilities opened up by the Z mount system as it actively works to enrich the NIKKOR Z lens lineup with a variety of high-performance lenses that stimulate photographers' creative intent.

NIKKOR Z Lens Lineup

NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S primary features

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NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR primary features

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