NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens Announced, Price $1,299 !

Nikon has announced its first ultra-wide zoom for full-frame mirrorless system: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens. This compact lens weighs just 485g (17oz) and supports screw-in (82mm) filters, a rarity for this type of lens. The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens will be available in the spring for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,299.95. You can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

  • Lightweight and Ultra-Portable: At just 3.5-inches long when retracted, and weighing only 485g/1.07lbs, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is approximately 28.6% lighter and 32% shorter than the popular AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, and approximately 51.5% lighter and 35% shorter than the tried-and-true AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED for the F mount.
  • Uncompromising Optics: Featuring a new optical formula that utilizes four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements, the 14-30mm f/4 offers unparalleled control of distortion and chromatic aberration. Additionally, the use of Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare, delivering clearer images that maintain contrast in challenging lighting situations.
  • Filter Attachable: For the first time on a 14mm FX-format (full-frame) lens1, photographers will be able to attach various types of screw-on filters (82mm) to the front of this ultra-wide-angle lens, infinitely expanding the creative possibilities of the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S for landscape and cityscape photographers, videographers and more.
  • Stepping Motor Technology: Featuring the latest Nikon Stepping Motor (STM) technology, the new lens provides smooth, fast and quiet AF performance—ideal for photographers shooting in sensitive environments, as well as videographers who must avoid focus noise in productions.
  • Control Ring: As with the rest of the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, the 14-30mm f/4 includes a customizable control ring that can be assigned to manual focusing, exposure compensation or aperture control depending on personal preference or shooting situation, maintaining different custom settings when in photo and video mode.
  • Fully Compatible with In-Camera 5-Axis VR: To help ensure the sharpest possible images and most stable video, the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is fully compatible with the in-body 5-axis VR found in the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, providing up to 5 stops2 of image stabilization without adding to the size or weight of the lens itself.
  • Optimized Video Performance: In addition to the speedy and near-silent stepping motor technology and customizable control ring, the lens reduces focus breathing, preventing the angle of view from changing unintentionally when adjusting focus.
  • Reliability: The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is designed with consideration to dust and drip resistance, and features a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease and dirt.
Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 14–30 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Nikon Z
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 14
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings 4 ED and 4 aspherical elements + Nano Crystal Coat
Focus
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Maximum magnification 0.16×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 485 g (1.07 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.5)
Length 85 mm (3.35)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No
  • Jeffrey G. Bank

    Overpriced! I bought the new Tamrom 15-30 f2.8 G2 for less. Better lens (IMHO) for less money.

    • Mike J

      The Tamron is 2.8 with 9 rounded aperture blades, a distance scale and VC for slightly less than the price of this f4. I was expecting the 14-30 f4 to come in under $800, honestly, for what it is. It’s just a variation of the 24-70 f4 that is selling for about $600.

    • Pornchai Pop

      If Tamron do a native wide angle lens for mirrorless FF which small, conpact, able to use fron filter thread, and F4. I would go Tamron. Otherwise, the 14-30 is the way to go. Yes it is pricy.

    • Who cares, it can’t take filters and that is a big selling point of the 14-30. That stupid rear systerm of the Tamron doesn’t count and it’s mostly a dumb gimmick.
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