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Wally

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Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« on: January 03, 2022, 21:01:55 »
Shipped already on Dec 26 but I was traveling overseas.
Surprised how compact it is!
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 22:25:42 »
That is definitely smaller than expected. I look forward to your impressions of it.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2022, 11:28:55 »
I have the F-Mount 24-120mm f/4.0 lens and got curious as to the relative weights and dimensions of it and its new Z-Mount sibling.

Here they are:

F-Mount: 710g, 84mm (D) x 103mm (L), 77mm Filter.
FTZ-I:     140g, 70mm (D) x 30.5mm(L)

Total F-Mount: 850g, 84mm(D) x 133.5mm (L)

versus

Z-Mount: 630g, 84mm (D) x 118mm (L), 77mm Filter.

Australian prices for the Z-mount lens only are about 10% lower than the F-mount lens on its own and about 25% less weight when the combined F-Mount and FTZ weights are considered.

Correction:  Length of FTZ (ignoring the bayonet length) is just the difference in the F & Z mount register distances = 46.5mm - 16mm = 30.5mm.

That is definitely smaller than expected. I look forward to your impressions of it.
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2022, 13:29:03 »
Congrats!
Waiting for mine. I have no idea when (as for the 100-400).
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2022, 15:46:57 »
Congrats, the range in combination with the close focus ability makes this a highly versatile lens, curious what it can do :)
Cheers,
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2022, 18:35:16 »
I have the F-Mount 24-120mm f/4.0 lens and got curious as to the relative weights and dimensions of it and its new Z-Mount sibling.

Here they are:

F-Mount: 710g, 84mm (D) x 103mm (L), 77mm Filter.
FTZ:        140g, 70mm (D) x 80mm(L)

Total F-Mount: 850g, 84mm(D) x 183mm (L)

versus

Z-Mount: 630g, 84mm (D) x 118mm (L), 77mm Filter.

Congrats on your new lens
If at least is the same quality as 24-70 f4  it is excellent
I thing the 80mm (L) is not correct , the added length from the FTZ adapter is 30.5mm

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2022, 19:48:06 »
Congrats!
Waiting for mine. I have no idea when (as for the 100-400).
I ordered mine on launch day, within 5 mins of preorders becoming available ...
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2022, 19:55:54 »
Congrats, the range in combination with the close focus ability makes this a highly versatile lens, curious what it can do :)
I will pitch it against the AF-S equivalent (passed on to my daughter) and some F and Z primes ...
First impression: built quality very good, no zoom creep, zoom ring is turning much firmer than AF-S version, excellent balance also when fully extended to 120mm
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 04:11:45 »
Nasos, thank you - yes you are quite correct, since the register distances of the F and Z mounts are respectively 46.5mm and 16mm, it follows that the flange to flange length of the FTZ must be 30.5mm or ~30mm rather than 80mm.

I will correct my original posting (and make an urgent appointment with my optician!  ;))..

Congrats on your new lens
If at least is the same quality as 24-70 f4  it is excellent
I thing the 80mm (L) is not correct , the added length from the FTZ adapter is 30.5mm
Hugh Gunn

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 12:29:15 »

I will correct my original posting (and make an urgent appointment with my optician!  ;))..
You dot have to  :)  it’s written 80mm in the Nikon imaging site and elsewhere, I checked it before posting and also measure my own FTZ
Do you thing this 80 is referring to other measurement ?

https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/accessory/camera/ftz/spec.htm



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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 15:31:29 »
I have checked on my FTZ-I, and its "height" from the bottom of the tripod mount to the top is 80mm - that is when measured from six o'çlock to 12 o'çlock.

Maybe on the new FTZ-II it will be 70mm all round.  However I should be more careful, as the flange to flange length is 30.5mm - it has to be to preserve infinity focus for F-Mount lenses.  So thank you for picking up on my error.


You dot have to  :)  it’s written 80mm in the Nikon imaging site and elsewhere, I checked it before posting and also measure my own FTZ
Do you thing this 80 is referring to other measurement ?

https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/accessory/camera/ftz/spec.htm
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2022, 18:03:16 »
The error is uncertainty as to the axis to measure ....

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2022, 23:22:16 »
Brad Hill just published his findings:
http://www.naturalart.ca/voice/blog.html

I have nothing to add  8) ;D
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2022, 10:55:01 »
Nice
You have to add your photos :)

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2022, 12:46:38 »
Hi Wally, congrats on your new purchase. Looking forward to seeing samples.