Nikon Reveals D6 DSLR, AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens, & NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens

Nikon has officially announced the latest addition to its single-digit D series DSLR camera lineup, the D6. In addition the company has also announced a new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F mount lens and a NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens.

Full specs, pricing, and release dates for the new D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F mount lens have not been revealed yet. For now, the company has only confirmed that both products are in development, and that the D6 will be "its most advanced DSLR to date" and that the new lens will "provide professional photographers in fields such as sports photography with even greater support." More info will be announced at a later date.

Nikon D6

AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens

Meanwhile, Nikon has revealed full details on its upcoming NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens. The wide-angle Z-mount lens is geared toward a variety of photography applications from cityscapes and landscapes to starscapes and videography.

"The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S continues our commitment to offering exciting prime lenses to Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 users, while also providing exceptional level of quality achieved by the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "The combination of wide-angle perspective and a fast f/1.8 aperture is optimal for all types of photography including landscapes, making the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S a must-have lens to unleash the full potential of the Nikon Z series."

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens

The unit's optical construction consists of four Aspherical Lens Elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element to help reduce aberrations. Likewise, the lens features 9 rounded aperture blades for circular bokeh effect. In addition, the device uses Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat to minimize ghosting and flare, along with a dust and drip resistant design for use in a variety of weather conditions.

And when it comes to focusing performance, the lens utilizes Nikon's Multi-Focusing System with two AF drives for quick and precise autofocus. Likewise, the device offers several video-friendly design features as well, including near-silent stepping motors, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring, and support for the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7's in-camera 5-axis VR + eVR.

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is set to launch in mid to late October for an MSRP of $999.95.

Source: Nikon