Some Z Lenses Get Instant Rebates

NikonUSA is discounting six Z mount lenses at the moment, so here's my usual commentary on whether this is a good deal or not:

  • 14-30mm f/4 S — US$200 off. Yes, I know my review didn't kiss and hug this lens they way you all wanted it to. It's still a really good lens. And at US$1100, that's a very good price. You don't find many other wide-angle zooms anywhere near this good down in this price range.
  • 20mm f/1.8 S — US$100 off. Not a huge discount, but this is a really strong performer, as my upcoming review will show. US$950 is a very reasonable price for a wide prime this good.
  • 24mm f1/8 S — US$100 off. Not a huge discount, but a somewhat reasonable price now at US$900. This isn't my favorite among the f/1.8's, but it's not a slouch, it's just not exceptional.
  • 24-70mm f/2.8 S — US$300 off. A stunning lens, now at a—for Nikon—really good price. I can't recommend this lens highly enough if you need the speed in the mid-range. It's arguably one of the best mid-range zooms out there, and now just under US$2000.
  • 35mm f/1.8 S — US$150 off. 35mm isn't my favorite focal length, by far, which is probably one reason why I'm not higher on this lens. But at US$700, it's a lens you light wide shooters should be paying close attention to. No real flaws. 
  • 85mm f/1.8 S — US$100 off. Just buy it. Don't read anything, just go and buy it. Even Z50 users should consider it. At US$700 this lens is starting to get down to bargain territory considering how good its optics are. If Nikon made every lens this good and put it at this price, people would be running into camera stores again.

Meanwhile, the Z5 gets a US$100 discount, and the Z50 get an extra US$100 discount when bought with either lens kit, and the Z6 II and Z7 II get a free FTZ Adapter with them. 

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