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Z mount native lenses
« on: January 22, 2019, 01:41:22 PM »

https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-z-50mm-f1point8-s-lens-review/3

Very high score for the 50mm f1.8 S at DPreview. In particular outstanding color correction and coma.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 03:50:59 PM »

Anybody know if Nikon has specified release dates for the second wave of native lenses?
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 11:02:41 PM »

https://nikonrumors.com/2018/12/31/rumored-nikon-z-mirrorless-lenses-2019-release-schedule.aspx/

But:
- we now have a clear date for the 14-30mm f4
- it seems that the 20mm f1.8 was moved to 2020 and the 24mm f1.8 is now scheduled for 2019.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 02:14:39 AM »

That 14-30 looks great! I can't wait to hit the trails this summer with the 14-30 and 24-70...
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 05:23:53 AM »

I am very impressed with the design of the 24 to 70. The way itís folds into a compact size when not in use. Thatís very clever.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 08:59:11 AM »

Darn! I hoped that the 20 1.8 would come out this year.  It would be perfect for stars and night photography.  Until then I'll play around with my 20 2.8 AFD.  The 14-30 looks great, but I don't think it will work well for night skys. 
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 12:01:06 PM »

Is the 14-30 not going to be a great night sky lens because it's f4? I'm not an astrophotographer myself, so I don't really know whether fast lenses are preferred. I can see the star trail issue with a slower lens, but I'd think there would be a depth of field issue with a really wide aperture if you had anything in the foreground (a sky-only shot is by definition entirely at infinity). The 14-30 is going to be very sharp at 20mm from what little we've seen.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 02:31:02 PM »

https://nikonrumors.com/2018/12/31/rumored-nikon-z-mirrorless-lenses-2019-release-schedule.aspx/

But:
- we now have a clear date for the 14-30mm f4
- it seems that the 20mm f1.8 was moved to 2020 and the 24mm f1.8 is now scheduled for 2019.

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Where did you get this? On that link is not clear.
Says 14-30 coming this spring, I'm noy sure that qualifies as a "clear date". As far as I can see the 20 F1.8 is still scheduled for this year.
If anything I would rather have the 20 1.8 first as I already have the 24 1.8 in F-mount.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 02:43:21 PM »

I've seen a date in April for the 14-30... 15th? 30th?
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 02:53:10 PM »

I've seen a date in April for the 14-30... 15th? 30th?

Ahhh, too late for my Spring travels. Good that I have the Fuji 10-24 though, an excellent lens.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 05:15:09 AM »

Back on the initial subject of the thread, the Z mount lenses.


Here is the fresh review of the 24-70f4S by photgraphylife :

https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-z-24-70mm-f4-s

Summary:

This lense is better in many aspects than the late 24-70 f2.8 (F mount). It have some issues but completely fixable in post. They used 4 differents samples to draw those conclusions. One of them is that there is, at first glance, very low sample variations. They do not like that much the collapsible design but it feels good.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2019, 04:50:04 AM »

New Z lense unveiled this morning : The Nikkor Z 24-70 f2.8 S

https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/z-mount/z_24-70mmf28s/index.htm

Seems to be a good lense, priced around 2500 USD or 2499 Ä in Europe.

The only zoom I'm keeping is the f4 version because of his price/versatility/IQ ratio. I'm waiting the medium tele such as the 85f1.8.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 05:15:48 PM »

I'm waiting the medium tele such as the 85f1.8.

Me too, 'cos my 85/1.4 won't focus on the Z7 :-(
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 05:42:34 PM »

I also think that Nikon needs to add a 85mm f1.2 to their roadmap pretty quickly. ;)

This is basically the main hole compared to what Canon announced yesterday.

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 09:45:17 PM »

I also think that Nikon needs to add a 85mm f1.2 to their roadmap pretty quickly. ;)

This is basically the main hole compared to what Canon announced yesterday.

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Bernard

I was a little surprised that there wasn't one in the initial batch. I'd think you'd want a good landscape lens, a decent zoom and a portrait lens right up front. If I was the big boss at Nikon, there'd be an 85 instead of a 50 up front.
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2019, 11:17:16 PM »

I was a little surprised that there wasn't one in the initial batch. I'd think you'd want a good landscape lens, a decent zoom and a portrait lens right up front. If I was the big boss at Nikon, there'd be an 85 instead of a 50 up front.

Indeed, a 85mm f1.2 should have been early on the roadmap.

My 105mm f1.4 is a bit bulky on the Z.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 03:01:21 PM »

S vs E spec/MTF comparison.

https://nikonrumors.com/2019/02/15/nikkor-z-24-70mm-f-2-8-s-vs-nikkor-24-70mm-f-2-8e-ed-vr-specifications-comparison.aspx/

The new lens looks like an impressive performer from an MTF standpoint, but based on other Z lenses I expect its color correction to be its strongest quality.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 12:05:15 PM »

A question for those using the Z system, how good/bad are the native 35 & 50 primes when shooting wide open? How is the bokeh?
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »

A question for those using the Z system, how good/bad are the native 35 & 50 primes when shooting wide open? How is the bokeh?

Both lenses are extremely good wide open with a specially impressive level of color correction (the 50 more than the 35). The 50mm is IMHO one of the best 50mm available.

The bokeh of the 35mm is average, that of the 50mm is overall pretty good but shows aspherical elements grinding marks in highlight bokeh balls akin to what you see with the Otus 55mm f1.4 or the new Canon R 28-70 f2.0.

I personnally find those ugly and I tend to apply some PS blur on them in images where they are visible.

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2019, 08:17:24 AM »

Thanks Bernard, appreciated.

OOF qualities when working at wide apertures are extremely important to much of the work I'm currently shooting. Trouble is I'm used to Leica M lenses and I'm looking to replicate those qualities in a really compact full frame autofocus system as an addition to the M system.

Still searching...
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