Nikon Reveals New NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens & Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit

As part of the CES 2019 tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nikon has detailed two new photography products. The lineup includes the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens and the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit.

"The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm lens demonstrates the optical superiority of the Z system, taking advantage of the newest high-performance lens technologies while maximizing compactness and portability," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "The Nikon Z series is a powerfully capable camera system for all types of video production, and with the Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit, we're giving videographers and content creators the gear they need to begin capturing high-quality videos with the most compelling hybrid camera on the market."

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Part of the company's S-Line, the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the first ultra-wide zoom lens made to take advantage of the new Nikon Z Mount. The lens features a lightweight and portable form factor, weighing in at 485g/1.07lbs and measuring 3.5-inches long when retracted.

In addition, the unit incorporates a new optical design with four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements. Likewise, Nikon's anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat has been implemented as well to minimize ghosting and flare. Meanwhile, the device's nearly flat front lens element allows users to attach screw-on filters (82mm) -- a first for a 14mm FX-format (full-frame) lens.

Finally, the lens also offers Stepping Motor Technology for quiet AF performance; a customizable control ring; and support for the in-body 5-axis VR feature found in the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 cameras. The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens is set to launch in the spring for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,299.95.

(Sample photo taken with NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens provided by Nikon)

Beyond the new lens, Nikon has also announced the Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit. The bundle includes a Nikon Z 6 and a collection of gear designed to make the most out of the camera's advanced video recording capabilities. Here's a full rundown of products included in the kit:

  • Nikon Z 6 camera
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens
  • Mount Adapter FTZ
  • Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR 5" Monitor Recorder
  • Rode VideoMic Pro+
  • MOZA Air 2 3-Axis Hand-Held Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Additional EN-EL15b battery
  • Coiled HDMI cable
  • 12-month Vimeo Pro membership
  • The Art of Making Music Videos Nikon School online course featuring Nikon Ambassador Chris Hershman
The Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit is set to be released in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $3,999.95.

Source: Nikon