Nikon Announces a Compact 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Z-Mount Lens and Two Z Teleconverters

In addition to the Nikon Z 5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera, the company made a few other announcements today, including a compact 24-50mm f/4-6.3 zoom lens and two teleconverters. It will be offered as a kit lens option with the Z 5, but will also sell separately for $400, making it Nikon’s smallest and most affordable Z-series lens, and is primarily targeted at travel and street photographers.

“With the addition of the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, Nikon is introducing the smallest full-frame NIKKOR Z lens to date, providing an extremely lightweight, versatile option to help users pursue all creative endeavors, regardless of which Z series camera they use,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc.

Optically designed to take advantage of the advancements of the wide Z mount, this lens delivers sharpness across the entire frame and a versatile zoom range for everyday use. The 24-50mm is less than three inches long when retracted, making it the perfect lens for shooters seeking a versatile yet compact option.

When used together, the Z 5 and 24-50mm lens are the ideal discrete travel kit that can easily be packed and carried for all-day adventures. This compact NIKKOR Z lens is also an enticing option for Z 6 and Z 7 users who want a small all-around lens for portraits, landscapes, and street photography.

“With the addition of the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, Nikon is introducing the smallest full-frame NIKKOR Z lens to date, providing an extremely lightweight, versatile option to help users pursue all creative endeavors, regardless of which Z series camera they use,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc.

Optically designed to take advantage of the advancements of the wide Z mount, this lens delivers sharpness across the entire frame and a versatile zoom range for everyday use. The 24-50mm is less than three inches long when retracted, making it the perfect lens for shooters seeking a versatile yet compact option.

When used together, the Z 5 and 24-50mm lens are the ideal discrete travel kit that can easily be packed and carried for all-day adventures. This compact NIKKOR Z lens is also an enticing option for Z 6 and Z 7 users who want a small all-around lens for portraits, landscapes, and street photography.

Nikon has announced that it will add two teleconverters to its mirrorless Z-series lineup this summer: the Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x. Both are weather-sealed, with fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements to resist smudges, and retain autofocus capabilities with all AF points up to f/11.

The teleconverters will be compatible with select Nikkor Z lenses, including the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S. It’s likely that they’ll also work with the 100-400 and 200-600mm tele-zoom lenses currently on the Z-mount roadmap that should be released next year.

Both teleconverters are compact designs with a protruding front element meaning that, like recent F-mount equivalents, they cannot be stacked or combined.

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 zoom lens is already available for pre-order for $400 on its own, or $1,700 when purchased as a kit with the new full-frame Nikon Z 5. Both the kit and the lens by itself are scheduled to start shipping in August.
Z Teleconverters are scheduled to start shipping in late August, but you can already pre-order the TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x for $550 and $600, respectively.

More info on Nikon’s website.

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