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Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S
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The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S
The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S is a versatile ultra-wide zoom lens designed for Nikon Z-mount cameras. Key features include:
Nikon Z System. The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S was designed specifically for cameras in Nikon’s full-frame Z-mount system. Z-mount lenses only work with Z-mount cameras, and Z-mount cameras are only compatible with Z-mount lenses.
Ultra-Wide Zoom. With full-frame sensor coverage, this lens’s 14-30mm focal length is perfect for landscape photography, architectural photography, and astrophotography. It covers an ultra-wide focal length while maximizing image quality and speed.
High-Quality Optics. The Nikon Z 14-30mm’s twelve-group/fourteen-element optical design features four extra-low dispersion elements and four aspherical elements to promote sharpness and color rendering while limiting chromatic aberrations. Nikon has applied Nano Crystal and Super Integrated coatings to the elements to combat ghosting and lens flare, even when you’re working in bright or backlit conditions.
Consistent Aperture. The constant f/4 maximum aperture gives you consist performance throughout the zoom range and is useful in average lighting conditions. It also contributes to this lens’s relatively compact and lightweight build. The seven rounded aperture blades contribute to smooth bokeh.
Stepping Motor Autofocus System. The stepping motor allows for fast, silent, and smooth operation. Pairing a speedy AF system together with a continuous manual mechanism allows you to hit your focus with confidence, while the internal-focusing design means that the lens maintains its length during focusing.Durable Build. This lens’s durable, moisture-resistant construction means you can use it in adverse conditions without worry. The exposed elements have a fluorine coating to protect them from debris and smearing. A programmable control ring lets you adjust manual focus, aperture, or exposure compensation.
I desperately want to love this lens, first because I shoot wide a lot, and second because for years the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 was the gold standard of wide zooms. I was more than willing to accept f/4 to get the convenient small size of this lens. It is ‘weather sealed’ for what that’s worth, which I equate with ’can’t hurt, probably helps a little bit maybe’. Nikon offers an electric parfocal zoom feature and that works to some degree, although it’s a little jerky, but I do love the control ring and once you get used to using it, you’ll miss it when it’s gone.
Optically, it’s fine. It’s probably not going to wow you, but it isn’t going to make you sad, either.
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On this item, we include a LensAuthority 90-day limited warranty. This warranty covers damage that arises from normal use of the item. It does NOT cover accidental or intentional damage. More details are available in our FAQ section.
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