Despite lots of exciting news from a variety of brands in the first few months of 2021, Nikon has been relatively quiet, leading to rumors of delays. The company has spoken, however, and has said that that isn't the case and that we can expect a lot of activity in the months to come.
In a recent interview with Tech Radar, Nikon said "there is no such delay" regarding the rumors surrounding lens releases, meaning they still plan to release approximately a dozen lenses by the end of this financial year (March 2022), which will bring the Z mount's lineup to approximately 30 total lenses. Some photographers have been frustrated by Nikon's relatively slow pace and focus on mostly pragmatic lenses first, while rivals like Canon continue to release boundary-pushing lenses at breakneck paces. Nonetheless, the reception of the lenses that have appeared has generally been quite good, with a lot of praise for their optical quality, and if Nikon continues that high standard with the forthcoming lenses, I am sure the Z mount line will continue to command respect. Either way, with a dozen lenses to come in less than a year, it sounds like things are about to get exciting for Nikon shooters and competition will be heating up!