Ul­tra-wide-an­gle zoom lens by Nikon

The Sunday Guardian - - TECHNOLOGIC - COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Nikon Z se­ries pho­tog­ra­phers can now en­joy a new ul­tra-wide-an­gle zoom lens that packs su­pe­rior op­ti­cal performance along with added porta­bil­ity, agility and op­er­abil­ity in the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, an­nounced by Nikon India, 100% sub­sidiary of Nikon Cor­po­ra­tion, lead­ers in imag­ing tech­nol­ogy on Tuesday.

Em­pow­ered by the new Z-mount sys­tem that fully utilises short flange fo­cal dis­tance, the NIKKOR Z 1430mm f/4 S is part of the Sline1 lenses and is a com­pact and highly prac­ti­cal lens for land­scape and cityscape pho­tog­ra­phy. Covering a dy­namic ul­tra-wide an­gle of 14mm to a wide an­gle of 30mm with a con­stant max­i­mum aper­ture of f/4 through­out the range, the lens is ver­sa­tile for cap­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of scenes with­out the need for a lens change. Ad­di­tion­ally, the use of Nikon’s ex­clu­sive coat­ing tech­nolo­gies, in­clud­ing Nano Crys­tal Coat, ef­fec­tively sup­presses ghost and flare, con­tribut­ing to ex­tremely clear pho­tos and videos. The lens achieves ren­der­ing performance that will change the per­cep­tion of ul­tra-wide-an­gle zoom lenses with a max­i­mum aper­ture of f/4.

The lens is the world’s first 2 Fx-for­mat lens to sup­port di­rect fil­ter at­tach­ment de­spite start­ing at a 14 mm fo­cal length. This al­lows users to con­ve­niently en­joy the ef­fects of dif­fer­ent fil­ters such as po­lar­is­ing fil­ters and neu­tral den­sity fil­ters, which can­not be used with con­ven­tional ul­tra-wide-an­gle lenses. The sup­port for an 82-mm­di­am­e­ter fil­ter at­tach­ment to its small and nearly flat front lens el­e­ment also al­lows for shoot­ing in more ac­tive sit­u­a­tions, in ad­di­tion to the du­s­tand drip-re­sis­tance con­sid­ered in the de­sign of the lens.

“With the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, we bring func­tion­al­ity and ver­sa­til­ity packed into a com­pact ul­tra­w­ide-an­gle lens that com­ple­ments the tech­no­log­i­callyad­vanced Z mount. The lens boasts su­pe­rior performance and agility but within a com­pact and light­weight body thanks to its re­tractable mech­a­nism. With this new launch, we are con­fi­dent of of­fer­ing cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties spe­cially in wed­ding sce­nar­ios for our con­sumers,” said Mr. Sa­j­jan Ku­mar, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Nikon India.

With a but­ton-less re­tractable mech­a­nism to achieve greater mo­bil­ity while pre­serv­ing op­ti­cal performance, the smaller, more por­ta­ble size also en­ables quick shoot­ing. Fur­ther­more, su­pe­rior op­er­abil­ity is also key, with the abil­ity to des­ig­nate three func­tions to the con­trol ring to fa­cil­i­tate com­fort­able still and movie shoot­ing.

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