Nikon Z Mount Lens Road Map

Nikon's currently published road map for Z lenses (as of June 2022):

Unannounced lenses remaining:

  • 12-28mm DX PZ 
  • 24mm DX
  • 26mm pancake
  • 35mm S-Line (likely f/1.2)
  • 70-180mm (likely f/2.8 and rebrand of Tamron lens)
  • 85mm f/1.2 S-Line (originally: before April 2022, now overdue)
  • 135mm S-Line (likely f/1.8)
  • 200-600mm zoom (originally: before April 2022, now overdue)

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 fast 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 missing the wide angles)
  6. Additional compact lenses (collapsing zooms, small primes)*
  7. Any tilt-shift lens
  8. DX options: f/2.8 or fast aperture mid-range zoom, compact WA primes for DX*

*Things that competitors have already

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