The new Nikon Z-mount with the 55mm diameter allows for improved lens designs for faster autofocus lenses with improved overall IQ.
As Nikon Z mount cameras grow in popularity we will see many 3rd party lens manufacturers jumping on board as well as new lenses developed from other manufacturers.
Use this guide to find Nikon Z Lenses.
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Nikon Z-Mount Lenses
Use this guide to find every Nikon Z Lens. Including all Nikon Z zoom lenses and all Nikon Z Prime lenses as well as third-party lenses made for the Z-Mount.
All the Z lenses are also being designed to have no focus breathing, meaning, the field of view does not change when focusing from infinity to close. This is really nice for videographers and Nikon is approaching the whole Z system with this hybrid approach. Very cool.
Nikon Z-Mount Zoom Lenses
The Nikon Z Mount zoom lenses so far do not have manual focus couplings and will be focus-by-wire. This might disappoint some landscape photographers but we will have to wait and see what Nikon does with the ultra wide Z mount zooms.
|Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8||—||—||2020|
|Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S||14/12||Ø82mm||BHphoto|
|Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S||17/15||Ø82mm||Bhphoto|
|Nikon Z 24-70mm f4 S||14/11||Ø72mm||BHphoto|
|Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 S||17/15||Ø82mm||2019|
Nikon Z-Mount Prime Lenses
The legend of Nikon lenses continues with the Z mount. Many of the new Nikon Z mount primes lenses are going to be a little different than the F mount lenses you may be used to with the way they are built.
They have solid metal cores and they do what every other lens big lens designer does these days (Sony, Canon, Nikon, Tamron, etc), which is, they encase the outer shell of the lens with hard plastic. This is done for a few reasons. One, plastic takes longer to expand and contract in extreme temperatures and this provides a sort of protective thermal casing for the lens. Two, if you drop or bang your lens, plastic will flex before it chips and cracks whereas metal will just ding, and even if the plastic is damaged, it should be overall easier to repair.
Despite what people keep saying on the Internet, these new Nikon Z lenses are extremely well built. Youtubers and reviewers keep lying about this and I don’t know why.
There is one unfortunate thing that may be good or bad depending on how you look at it, which is, Nikon bent knee to the measure baiters with the f1.8 lenses.
Meaning, for primes, they do not have great micro contrast / 3D pop and behave a little more like a Sigma or Sony GM lenses. Which means they are very corrected. I would classify them more as beauty lenses than grungy punchy high mid-tone contrast street lenses. But the 50mm f1.8 is rock solid and still very good with great colors and contrast. Full review coming soon, but it’s not a bad micro contrast lens in the grand scheme of things, it’s just not great for a prime.
|Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S||—||—||2019|
|Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S||—||—||2020|
|Nikon Z 35mm f1.8 S||11/9||Ø62mm||BHphoto|
|Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct||—||—||2019|
|Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S||—||—||2020|
|Nikon Z 50mm f1.8 S||12/9||Ø62mm||BHphoto|
|Nikor Z 85mm f1.8 S||—||—||2019|
Nikon Z-Mount Adapters
So far we only have the official Nikon F to Z mount adapter. It will autofocus AF/AE with E, G, D Lenses.
D lenses will not be able to have autofocus.
|Nikon FTZ||F to Z||BHphoto|
There still aren’t a lot of third party options for the EOS R yet, but we are starting to see some cool lenses come out of China. Expect to see a lot more coming in 2019.
Samyang / Rokinon Z Lenses
|14mm f2.8 Z||—||—||B&H|
|85mm f1.4 Z||—||—||B&H|
Mitakon Z Mount Lenses
Mitakon has brought over their 50mm f1.095 Speedmaster to the Nikon Z mount. This is the latest version III of their lens.
|Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III||10/7||Ø67mm||B&H|
Kipon “Elegant” Lenses For Nikon Z Mount
Kipon has a new lens line of Elegant lenses for the Canon RF and Nikon Z Mount. These are essentially new Handevision lenses. Handevision is actually owned by Kipon and they make lenses with a classic style in both physical design and rendering.=
|Lens Name||Elements||Filter Size||Order|
|Kipon Elegant 24mm f2.4||8/7||Ø49mm||Amazon|
|Kipon Elegant 35mm f2.4 Review||6/6||Ø49mm||Amazon|
|Kipon Elegant 50mm f2.4 Review||6/6||Ø49mm||Amazon|
|Kipon Elegant 75mm f2.4 Review||5/5||Ø49mm||Amazon|
|Kipon Elegant 90mm f2.4||4/4||Ø49mm||Amazon|
Meike Lenses For Canon RF Mount
Meike has engineered their 50mm f1.7 lens for the new Nikon mount. This was a fairly popular low budget lens for the Sony FE mount and it’s nice it has moved over to Nikon. The Meike lenses are cheap Chinese lenses but their optical formulas are actually quite nice.
|Lens Name||Elements||Filter Size||Order|
|Meike 50mm f1.7 Review||6/5||Ø52mm||Amazon|
Nikon Z Mount Lens List Conclusions
There are lot of lenses coming from Nikon and third-party manufacturers coming 2019 and 2020. I’ll continue to update this list with everything with reviews of what I can get my hands on.