Nikon Announces Two Fast New Lenses for Z-Mount: 50mm f/1.2 and 14-24mm f/2.8

Nikon Announces Two Fast New Lenses for Z-Mount: 50mm f/1.2 and 14-24mm f/2.8

Nikon has announced that it will be launching two new lenses for its mirrorless full frame cameras: the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S.

Nikon fans have been waiting patiently for the Z system’s first super-fast autofocus prime lens and the Japanese manufacturer will soon be delivering the 50mm f/1.2. The lens will be available to purchase from December at a price of $2,096.95.

The 50mm is billed as Nikon’s fastest and most optically impressive AF prime lens to date, offering “unrivaled sharpness, speed, and life-like clarity.” It features weather sealing, a shortcut button, and a customizable control ring, as well as an EL (electro-luminescent) Display panel, an OLED screen that can show focus distance/DOF, focal length, or aperture.

As you might expect, this is not a small lens: though not quite Noct-sized, it weighs 2.4 lb (1090 g), measures 3.6 in x 6 in (89.5mm x 150mm), and has a front filter thread of 82mm. It has 17 elements in 15 groups and 9 diaphragm blades.

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 SThe 14-24mm f/2.8 S is described as the “shortest and lightest full-frame zoom lens of its kind” and completes Nikon’s trinity of fast zoom lenses. At just 1.43 lb (650 g) it is more than a third lighter than its DSLR predecessor. It will be available to purchase in November for $2,396.95.

The front element is “nearly flat” and the lens accepts a 112 mm filter. It’s 3.5 in (89 mm) in diameter and 4.92 in (125 mm) in length. 16 elements sit in 11 groups and there are 9 diaphragm blades. Like the other trinity lenses, it features the same EL Display, shortcut button, and control ring, and has weather sealing.

Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
Nikon NIKKOR trinity

The trinity.

Are you excited to see new, fast Z-mount glass from Nikon? Will you be placing a pre-order? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Robert Teague's picture

I most definitely want the 14-24, this seems like a stunning lens. Can't wait.

Richard Kralicek's picture

Fascinating. The Canon RF is a bit lighter, and way shorter, also a bit thinner, but not much. Different lens design, both are expensive (the Canon has an even higher price). Cool stuff anyway.

Tried to find a bit more:
Nearest focusing distance: Nikon 0.45m vs Canon 0.40m
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: Nikon 0.15 vs. Canon 0.19
(I was curious, nothing more.)

Lawrence S's picture

I would have gladly given up tack sharp corners @ F1.2 if that 50mm was 30% smaller.

Spy Black's picture

That 50 is reasonably priced, all things considered. A better, real-world, professionally useful optic.

Jason Frels's picture

the rear mounted filter slot in the 14-24mm sounds interesting.

Les Sucettes's picture


Can get a Medium Format lens for that ... yawn

Lawrence S's picture

You can also get 2003 Honda Accord for that. But neither will fit on a Nikon Z.

Les Sucettes's picture

Easy sell the Nikon and buy the medium Format. It’s the same price

Enrique Olivieri's picture

I definitely want the 50!