Author Topic: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S  (Read 1202 times)

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 01:43:12 »
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It's interesting to note you can't deactivate the Auto Distortion
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 06:45:53 »
I don’t know how anyone is getting this lens :-(

Here in Japan it is still on pre-order. The global ‘policy’ of actually releasing recent Nikon gear seems to be random at best.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2022, 09:44:25 »
Processed w NX Studio 1.1.1, standard settings
It's interesting to note you can't deactivate the Auto Distortion

Neither NX Studio nor Adobe allow you to disable the distortion corrections. Other converters do. If you send me the file then I can process it with Capture One and offer a comparison.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2022, 10:38:53 »
Review from Richard Wong:
https://youtu.be/G5l27LRD7aE

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2022, 17:55:46 »
Z7, f/4, @24mm, NL profile
Focus is on the yellow door frame
Processed w NX Studio 1.1.1, standard settings
It's interesting to note you can't deactivate the Auto Distortion

Hey, the old Alviso marina, since silted in and turned to marsh.  Mission Peak is in the background to the right.  I've spent most of my life living in areas in the far background, not necessarily immediately in view though.  I also worked on a project to restore some areas in the nearer background to tidal marsh.

Looks good.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2022, 11:55:07 »
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2022, 12:49:34 »
ePHOTOzine reviewed the 24-120S including MTF charts:
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikkor-z-24-120mm-f-4-s-lens-review-35864/performance

Those MTF graphs are amazing for this type of a lens.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2022, 13:39:58 »
Absolutely, when reviewers have to extend the chart to accommodate for the highest ever measured figures you know Nikon has hit a homerun once more.

The high optical performance combined with the change from the initially forecasted 24-105mm to a much more appealing 24-120mm range makes this lens also a brand differentiator compared to Sony and Canon so all in all a very good lens for Nikon and the Zee platform marketing wise.
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2022, 14:19:59 »
Completely agree. I´m thinking of exchanging the 24-70 f4S for this one or maybe just get this one. Looks like a fantastic travel and walk-around lens

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2022, 15:04:12 »
That's quite a positive review.
Can't wait to get mine.  :)
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2022, 18:30:09 »
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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2022, 18:46:35 »
Completely agree. I´m thinking of exchanging the 24-70 f4S for this one or maybe just get this one. Looks like a fantastic travel and walk-around lens

I expect the new 24-120 will become the new standard zoom on my Z6. I previously passed on the compact 24-50mm f/4-6.3 on the basis of so-so optical quality and slow speed, and I'm also going to skip the 28/2.8 and 40/2 choices.  The 24-70 f/4 that came with my Z6 will likely be my new compact alternative for those times when I'd like to carry a smallish lens of limited zoom range but excellent optical quality.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2022, 19:11:37 »
A positive review from Christopher Frost just popped up in my queue:
https://youtu.be/dq7LFJ808Fc

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2022, 21:49:14 »
Looking good in the lab....

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikkor-z-24-120mm-f-4-s-lens-review-35864/performance

Indeed, although I suspect that they did not succeed in disabling distortion correction. It is a very tempting lens for travel and priced only a fraction more than the 24-70mm f/4.

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Re: Nikon Z 24-120mm/4 S
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2022, 01:51:17 »
A 120mm f/4.0 lens, probably more like 95 to 100mm f/4.0 lens, is better suited to a head and shoulders candid from the standpoint of image perspective and background blurring will be greater compared to a 70mm f/4.0 lens which would be insufficient for me for lack of the ability to isolate the subject from the background.

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