Ultra-wide angle zoom lenses are useful for a wide range of applications, with professional models generally employing an f/2.8 aperture. However, not all photographers need to spend the kind of money or lug around the weight that comes with such a lens. Nikon's NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S offers all the benefits of an ultra-wide angle zoom without that bulk or expensive price, and this great video takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it.
Coming to you from Henry Turner, this excellent video takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens. For landscape photographers who do not need an f/2.8 aperture, it looks to be quite a useful lens, supported by a range of useful features, including:
- Four aspherical elements for less distortion and better sharpness
- Four extra-low dispersion elements for less chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating for less flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
- Stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus suitable for both photos and video
- Full-time manual focus override
- Customizable Control Ring
- Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
- Dust- and moisture-resistant construction
- Electromagnetic aperture mechanism for improved exposure stability during fast bursts
Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner.