Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens Specifications

Thom's Commentary: It’s hard to believe that this lens is both underrated and overrated. People underestimate just how much you can do with this smallish, light, less expensive wide angle zoom. Yes, the very corners can get smeared, particularly because you need to use lens corrections for the linear distortion. However, the optical liabilities are really quite few and far between. For most people, the extra focal range at the long is a perfect tradeoff for the loss of one stop maximum aperture. While it’s S-line, it doesn’t have the extra command ring or the (mostly useless) OLED panel you find on others. Still, don’t discount that S: this is a solid lens that’s great for travel and walk-around use, and darned good for landscapes, too. DX users shouldn’t ignore it, either, as it becomes an interesting 21-45mm effective on the crop sensor bodies, and one with no real optical faults. Recommended (conditional) Read Thom's Full Review of the Nikon 14-30mm f/4 Lens

  • Coverage: full frame (FX)
  • Build: dust and drip resistant, S-line
  • Optic design:
    • 14 elements in 12 groups
    • 4 aspherical, 4 ED elements
    • Nano and Fluorine coating
  • Field of view: 72-114° diagonal
  • Stabilization: none (can use sensor-VR)
  • Aperture:
    • f/4 to f/22
    • 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Focus:
    • autofocus, internal focus
    • 11" (0.28m) minimum focus
    • 1:6.3 maximum magnification ratio
  • Filter: 82mm filter size
  • Lens hood: supplied HB-86
  • Size and weight:
    • 3.5" (89mm) long
    • 3.3" (85mm) diameter
    • 17.1 ounces (485g)
  • Model number: 20081
  • Price: US$1300
  • Announced: January 7, 2019

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