Nikon Z Mount Lens Road Map

Nikon's currently published road map for Z lenses (as of June 2021):

bythom nikon lens roadmap june2021
  • 18-140mm DX zoom (before April 2022)
  • 24-105mm S-Line zoom (before April 2022)
  • 28mm compact lens (before April 2022)
  • 40mm compact lens (before April 2022)
  • 85mm f/1.2 S-Line (before April 2022)
  • 100-400mm S-line zoom (before April 2022)
  • 200-600mm zoom (before April 2022)
  • 400mm S-Line (before April 2022)
  • 600mm S-Line (before April 2022)

So, is this enough? No. Particularly missing in Nikon's Road Map are:

  1. Completion of the f/4 zoom cycle (missing 70-200mm)
  2. Completion of the exotics (missing 200mm, 300mm, 500mm, 120-300mm, 180-400mm)
  3. Telephotos that aren't zooms, macros, or exotics (e.g. 105mm or 135mm prime)
  4. Budget telephoto (e.g. 70-300mm)
  5. Complete fast prime set (e.g. f/1.2 or better in at least 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm; we're still missing the wide angles)
  6. Additional compact lenses (collapsing zooms, small primes)
  7. Any PF lens (Nikon made this a specialty and they're popular, but no Z versions yet)
  8. Any tilt-shift lens
  9. DX options: 10-20mm wide angle zoom, f/2.8 or fast aperture mid-range zoom
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