Nikon reveals next-gen products
Nikon has unveiled three new products aimed at the pro market. The D6 is the company’s latest pro DSLR, the 120-300mm f/2.8 zoom is the first of its kind from Nikon and will come in an F mount. No further technical details have yet been announced. But there is also a new 24mm f/1.8 lens for the Z-mount for the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7. It will cost £1,049.
Nikon is proud to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional digital SLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens, compatible with Nikon FX format cameras.
The development of the D6 – Nikon’s most advanced digital SLR to date – marks the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D-series. Since the launch of the D1 in 1999, Nikon’s flagship cameras have evolved with the industry’s most advanced technologies and the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development. Like its predecessors, the development of the D6 responds to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance, even in the most severe conditions.
Nikon is also announcing the development of the new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens, as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount adopted for the D-series. The new telephoto zoom lens will provide professional photographers, in fields such as sports photography, with even greater support.
The new product developments demonstrate Nikon’s commitment to expanding the possibilities for imaging expression, while leading the way in imaging culture with both digital SLR and mirrorless camera systems, alongside a rich lineup of lenses.
Nikon today further expands its line-up of f/1.8 S-Line mirrorless primes with the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S. With advanced optics, exceptional close-up performance, and extensive weather sealing, this full-frame lens offers real versatility. As good in tight spaces as it is with vast landscapes and city skylines, the latest addition to our S-Line NIKKOR lenses captures incredible detail in diverse situations.
This fast-focusing 24mm prime lens delivers superb edge-to-edge sharpness, even when shooting at the widest aperture of f/1.8. A minimum focus distance of just 0.25m gives users exceptional control of the frame, from close-up to infinity. Bokeh is beautifully smooth and natural-looking, and the lens flare common to wide-angle lenses is effectively countered, even in backlit situations.
The full-frame NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is well-suited for video shooting too. Movie makers can capture footage with stunning shallow depth of field and the lens’ balanced perspective works as well for master shots as it does for filming interviews in cramped interiors.
Robert Harmon, Senior Commercial Planning Manager, Nikon UK, says: “The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S gives Nikon Z shooters the freedom to work with available light in practically any situation. Plus its close focusing performance is outstanding: the sharpness is incredible, even when you focus the lens on close-up subjects or object details.”
Summary of key features
F/1.8 wide-angle NIKKOR Z prime lens: ultra-sharp from edge to edge, and brilliant in low light, this 24mm lens captures every component of a scene with lifelike clarity.
S-Line: next-dimension optical design. Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity. Smooth, silent multi-focusing system.
Exceptional close-up: with a minimum focus distance of just 0.25m, you’re in control of the frame from close-up to infinity. Image sharpness at close-up is superior to comparable lenses of this focal length.
Weather sealing: every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets.
Great for movies: near-silent AF allows the quietest moment to deliver full impact. The control ring can be used for silent aperture control or exposure compensation, and as a focus ring when shooting in manual focus.