Filter-attachable ultra-wide-angle zoom lens offering portability, high image quality and expanded shooting possibilities
Experience true versatility with the incredible NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S. This ultra-wide-angle 14mm lens has a 114° angle of view and is more than capable of capturing a variety of scenes, from landscapes and architecture, to intimate portraits, delivering a world of choice all in a single lens. A maximum aperture of f/4 also gives you the ability to shoot using the same aperture throughout the zoom range. Focus-breathing reduction allows for a smoother shooting experience, and also facilitates easier focus stacking, giving you a cleaner shot, even during video recordings.
Experience the world’s first*1 filter-attachable FX-format full-frame compatible ultra-wide-angle lens at 14mm. With its ability to attach an 82-mm-diameter filter, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S adds a new level of functionality, perfect for those who prefer to add a colour or effect gradation to their images optically. Photographers can also be rest assured of a continuous ease in shooting despite it being a wide-angle lens, thanks to the almost flat front lens element which enables the lens to be easily protected by a lens hood or used with a filter.
Experience a lens with outstanding optical performance, cutting-edge operability and easy handling all in one. The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S employs a button-less retractable mechanism triggered by the zoom ring that helps reduce its overall length, turning this lens into a compact piece of equipment that’s easy to carry. Operability is taken to the next level with a control ring to assign settings, providing you a smooth and comfortable shooting experience for both films and stills.
*1 Among FX-format interchangeable lenses for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses with a focal range beginning at 14 mm or lower, available as of January 8, 2019. Statement based on Nikon research.
1. Key Features
The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S adopts four ED glass and four aspherical lens elements. It delivers the superior optical performance that only the S-Line lenses can offer, including superb resolution that brings out the full potential of high-pixel-count digital cameras, such as the Z 7 with 45.7 effective megapixels. Thanks to its outstanding resolving power, peripheral subjects can be rendered sharply. Superb point-image reproduction is achieved when capturing point light sources in night landscapes or starry night skies utilizing ultra-wide angles of view. Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare, ensuring clear images even when shooting at ultra-wide angles of view, in compositions where the sun tends to be included in the shot.
While maintaining the minimum required size to deliver an extremely high standard of optical performance, this lens provides outstanding portability, making it an ideal partner for the compact Z series cameras. The easy-to-carry, approx. 485 g lightweight body employs a lens mechanism that can extend/retract the lens via zoom ring rotation without pressing a button, ensuring remarkable agility for faster shooting compared to conventional retractable-type lenses.
The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S covers a focal length from 14 mm to 30 mm, allowing it to deliver images with dynamic perspectives, as well as capture a broad range of scenes. With its small diameter and slim front lens element, it is the world’s first* wide-angle zoom lens with a focal length from 14 mm that is also filter-attachable. Photographers can shoot more creatively with Polarizing or ND filters, which cannot be used with conventional lenses. Because the lens can be protected with a filter or lens hood, is sealed for dust- and drip-resistance and has a fluorine coat applied to its front surface, photographers can shoot more actively with ease.
* Among FX-format (full-size) compatible interchangeable lenses for digital cameras, available as of January 8, 2019. Based on Nikon research.
The maximum aperture is fixed at f/4 at any zoom setting. Photographers can shoot at faster shutter speeds without raising sensitivity even for relatively dark scenes. While many zoom lenses change the maximum aperture according to focal length, this lens enables photographers to reflect their intentions with exposure control.
The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S employs a control ring that can have various functions assigned to it, such as focus (M/A*), aperture and exposure compensation, ensuring smooth and quiet operation with an appropriate amount of torque. Focus breathing (shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus) is effectively compensated for smoother movie recording. The lens also incorporates various advanced movie functions, including smooth diaphragm control that enables natural transitions in image brightness during recording.
* M/A mode allows you to switch from autofocus to manual simply by rotating the control ring.
• Highly accurate AF control for both still and movie shooting, thanks to higher standards of lens design principles and minutely detailed lens information enabled by high-speed, large-capacity communication between camera and lens • Stepping motor (STM) employed for quiet and responsive AF control • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism provides accurate, stable aperture control even during high-speed continuous shooting
2. MTF Chart And Lens Construction
Nikon Z mount
14 – 30 mm
14 elements in 12 groups (including 4 ED elements, 4 aspherical elements, elements with Nano Crystal Coat, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view
FX format: 114° to 72° DX format: 90° to 50°
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (14, 16, 20, 24, 30)
Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance
0.28 m ( 0.92 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
No. of diaphragm blades
7 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat
82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 89 mm maximum diameter x 85 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Approx. 485 g (1 lb 1.2 oz)
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