Author Topic: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)  (Read 3622 times)

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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2022, 21:54:16 »
The 400/2.8 TC allows the photographer to quickly switch between 400/2.8 and 560/4. You may wonder why Nikon has a 600/4 in its roadmap given that it has a very close focal length and speed. I fully expect the 600/4 also has a built-in TC which allows the photographer to switch from 600/4 to 840/5.6. Depending on your requirements for reach and aperture, you would have the choice of a 400/560mm lens or a 600/840mm lens
First video of the Z 400/2.8S. Look at the high SN (likely in the run up to the Beijing Olympics)
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CYmRHFQFfII/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2022, 23:42:23 »
So the rumors of a full announcement this month seem pretty solid, exciting stuff :)

Very curious what the weight will be, the Sony 400/2.8 only weighs 2.9 kilogram like the Nikkor 200/2VR I used to have which is just bonkers. The Zee 400mm has the builtin TC so will probably be a few hundred grams heavier which is a small price to pay vs the improved ergonomics.

Also interested what the new faster motors will be, up to now Nikon uses the slower stepping motors in most Zee lenses and my guess is that faster (linear) motors launched with the 400/2.8 will also end up in the other tele’s on the roadmap like the 400PF, 800PF, 600/4 and 200-600mm.

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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2022, 09:50:40 »
The Canon RF 400/2.8 is also 2.9 kilogram but does not have a builtin TC so is very similar to the Sony lens.

If Nikon can keep the weight down and assuming the IQ and price of all three lenses is on par than the builtin TC could become the key differentiator for many (pro) photographers to decide which brand to use.
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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2022, 01:51:28 »
I believe to recall that Nikon stops / has stopped manufacturing lenses in Japan. Akira San?
Well - in addition to the Z 0.95 Noct both the Z 100-400mm/4.5 S and upcoming Z 400mm/2.8 S are marked "Made in Japan"
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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2022, 19:43:52 »
The Jared preview of the 400/2.8:
https://youtu.be/qsR_pTADB54
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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2022, 20:40:33 »
Probably meant to be hilarious? Anyway, it looks pretty interesting for those in need of such an optic.

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Re: Nikon Z lenses roadmap (October 2021)
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2022, 21:06:29 »
His reviews are an acquired taste for sure but he properly uses the gear before a review and does some interesting comparisons from time to time.
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