Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8

bythom nikon 26mm

Thom's Commentary: An odd, smallest yet, prime lens is a true pancake. However, note that partly due to its size, it’s not an S-line lens, so don’t expect too much from it. The lens works well on both DX and FX for different reasons: on DX it's nearly a fast normal lens (40mm effective), while on FX it's a small wide angle lens. One thing to consider: 26mm f/2.8 or 28mm f/2.8. They’re different size and produce a slightly different result, but the overlap is enough that it’s not likely you’d buy both. Review coming

  • Coverage: full frame (FX)
  • Build: metal lens mount, weather sealed
  • Optic design:
    • 8 elements in 6 groups
    • 3 aspherical elements
  • Field of View: 79° degree diagonal
  • Stabilization: none (can use sensor-VR)
  • Aperture:
    • f/2.8 to f/16
    • 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Focus: 
    • autofocus, all elements move together
    • 8" (0.2m) minimum focus
    • 1:5.3 maximum magnification ratio
  • Filter: 52mm filter size (filters screw onto lens hood)
  • Lens Hood: HB-111
  • Size and Weight:
    • 0.9” (24mm) long
    • 2.8” (70mm) diameter
    • 4.4 ounces (125g)
  • Model number: 20116
  • Firmware: 1.00
  • Price: US$500
  • Announced: February 7, 2023

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