Nikon Z Mount Lens Road Map

Nikon's currently published road map for Z lenses (as of October 2020):

  • 18-140mm DX zoom (before end of 2021)
  • 24-105mm S-Line zoom (before end of 2021)
  • 28mm compact lens (before end of 2021)
  • 40mm compact lens (before end of 2021)
  • 50mm Micro-Nikkor (before end of 2021) 
  • 85mm f/1.2 S-Line
  • 100-400mm S-line zoom (before end of 2021)
  • 105mm Micro-Nikkor (before end of 2021)
  • 200-600mm zoom (before end of 2021)
  • 400mm S-Line 
  • 600mm S-Line

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. Telephotos that aren't zooms or exotics (e.g. 105mm or 135mm prime)
  3. Complete fast prime set (e.g. f/1.2 or better in at least 35mm, 50mm, 85mm; we're still missing at least one)
  4. Additional compact lenses (collapsing zooms, small primes)
  5. Any PF lens (Nikon made this a specialty and they're popular, but no Z versions)
  6. Any tilt-shift lens
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