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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens report from Sicily

on March 13, 2019

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens report from Sicily by Max Aquila from nikonland.it  (the new 14-30mm Z lens is expected to start shipping at the end of April ): No other superwide zoom could be compared with its focal range and luminosity but surely neither for dimension and weight (485 gr, 89 x 85mm), neither for optical scheme (14 elements in 12 groups, 4 asph. and 4 ED) that allows to have the first 14mm zoom with a frontal plane lens that can accommodate a 82mm filter: A large flower hood, but not too deep, considering potential undesired flares and ghosts  and a not excessive barrel range, at lower focal: comparing with the standard 24-70/4S zoom, seems even more compact: As with other Z lenses, you can program focusing ring if desired: A superwide lens with a 114° angle of field can be used and abused: The strengths of this Z-Nikkor 14-30 are certainly the sharpness and the remarkable color density: The lens is practically immune to reflections, flares, ghosts, even under the direct sun:   Virtually NO distortion: 14mm 30mm Interiors in available light, high ISO (over 10,000):   A close-up thanks to the unusual minimum focusing distance of 28cm (i.e. 20cm from the frontal lens): Here are my conclusions: excellent color rendering and linear performance very low vignetting and distortion (thanks to the automatic interview with the development sw) record size and weight flat front lens and possibility of mounting filters precise and silent AF engine as if it did not exist competitive price in relation to the yield Additional sample photos: The full, original post can be found here (used with permission). If you have an interesting idea for a  guest post , you can contact me  here

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens report from Sicily

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