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.
This is a complete list of every Full Frame Nikon Z lens. I may consider adding APS-C but that gets messy, or I might build a separate list for that as the APS-C system gets more popular.
Table Of Contents
- Nikon Z-Mount Lenses
- Japanese Third-Party Z Lenses
- Korean Third-Party Z Lenses
- American Third-Party Z Lenses
- Swiss Third-Party Nikon Z Lenses
- Chinese Third-Party Z Lenses
- Nikon Z-Mount Adapters
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.
There are still a few quirks with the system, and Nikon has been slowly working them out with firmware updates. One of the big issues I’ve seen some people complain about is that the Z cameras will not remember your focus position if you power it off then back on again – This has been fixed.
While F-Mount lenses are still great, they will revert to only 3-axis IBIS. My guess is the camera needs the firmware to communicate with each lens, and Nikon isn’t adding the F lenses to the Z systems. These Nikon Z6 Lenses, Z6 II or Z7 / Z7II will use full 5-axis IBIS.
Nikon Z-Mount Zoom Lenses
The Nikon Z Mount zoom S lenses like their prime lenses have been designed as multipurpose video and still lenses. Nikon is approaching the whole system with video in mind and they are building in technology that allows for optimal performance when shooting video as well as stills.
The S lenses have minimum focus breathing, smooth motion aperture, and silent autofocus which is very useful for videography. This is the big advantage the Z system has over the older F mount lenses.
So far none of the Z lenses have manual focus couplings and will be focus-by-wire.
I’ve also included all lenses on the Nikon Z Lens Roadmap with their expected release dates.
|Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8||16/11||Ø112mm||Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S||14/12||Ø82mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 24-50mm f4-6.3||11/10||Ø52mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S||17/15||Ø82mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 24-70mm f4 S||14/11||Ø72mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon 24-105mm S||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
|Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR||19/15||Ø67mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 S VR||17/15||Ø77mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 100-400mm S||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
|Nikon 200-600mm||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
Nikon Z-Mount Prime Lenses
The f1.8 lenses are significantly improved over their older G and F mount lenses with new focus technology, weather-sealing and mechanical improvements for video. These are the best f1.8 lenses we’re seeing made by anyone so far.
Some of the lenses like the 35mm and the 85mm have a dual focus system to help with close focus. Their 50mm f1.8 does not but is the fastest focusing lens of the lineup.
The S lenses have also been designed with video in mind.
The S lenses minimize field of view shifts when focusing and both aperture and the stepping motor focus systems are completely silent when shooting video. The aperture has also been designed for a smooth motion for exposure changes during video shooting.
The f1.8 S lenses are more expensive than we’re used to but the quality is supreme.
These are mid to high element count lenses, so you will not get a 3d tonal pop, as you do with some of the lower element lenses from other brands.
|Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S||14/11||Ø77mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 S||12/10||Ø72mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon 28mm f2.7 SE||—||—||B&H|
|Nikon Z 35mm f1.8 S||11/9||Ø62mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon 40mm f2 Compact||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
|Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct||17/10||Ø82mm||Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S||17/15||Ø82mm||Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 50mm f1.8 S Review||12/9||Ø62mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 50mm f2.8 Micro||10/7||Ø46mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S Review||12/8||Ø67mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon Z 85mm f1.2 S||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
|Nikon Z 105mm f2.8 Micro S||16/11||Ø62mm||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|Nikon 400mm S||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
|Nikon 600mm S||—||—||Roadmap 2021|
Japanese Third-Party Z Lenses
Yasuhara Lenses for the Z Mount
Yasuhara has made a small and lightweight manual focus 35mm f1.8 lens. They may release a few more in the future.
The new Anthy 35mm f1.8 Features 9 elements in 7 groups. So far I’m seeing nice contrast and sharpness with the weakness being the vignetting. This might be a great place to start if you’re looking to build out their prime manual lens collection.
|Anthy 35mm f1.8 Review||9/7||Ø52mm||—|
Korean Third-Party Z Lenses
Samyang / Rokinon Z Lenses
These are DSLR style lenses. Meaning they were designed for DSLRs and have been adapted for mirrorless.
They released a mirrorless 14mm autofocus lens for the Canon RF system, I imagine they will do the same for Nikon soon.
I’m linking you to Samyang lenses. Do manually look for Rokinon lenses before ordering when there are sales. Sometimes Rokinon will be on sale but Samyang won’t.
DSLR Style – Manual Focus
|14mm f2.8 Z||14/10||—||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
|85mm f1.4 Z||9/7||Ø72||Amazon / Adorama / B&H|
American Third-Party Z Lenses
Lensbaby Nikon Z Lenses
Lens baby has released their lenses in the Z Mount. These are all manual focus.
|Lens Name||Elements||Filter Size||Order|
|Velvet 28mm f2.5 1:2 Macro||Ø67mm||Announced|
|Trio 28mm f3.5||4/3||Ø46mm||B&H|
|Composer Pro III Sweet 35 Optic||4/3||Ø46mm||B&H|
|Composer Pro Edge 35mm Optic||9/6||—||B&H|
|Sol 45mm f3.5||3/2||Ø46mm||B&H|
|Composer Pro III Sweet 50 Optic||2/1||Ø46mm||B&H|
|Composer Pro II Edge 50 Optic||8/6||Ø46mm||B&H|
|Velvet 56mm f1.6||4/3||Ø62mm||B&H|
|Velvet 85mm f1.8||—||Ø67mm||B&H|
Swiss Third-Party Nikon Z Lenses
Irix has a set of Swiss-designed Cine lenses that use Japanese optics.
List of Irix Cine lenses for the Canon RF system.
|List of Irix Lenses||Elements||Aperture||Filter||Check Price|
|IRIX 11mm T4.3 Cine||16/10||9R||—||B&H|
|IRIX 15mm T2.6 Cine||15/11||9R||—||B&H|
|IRIX 45mm T1.5 Cine||11/9||9R||—||B&H|
|IRIX 150mm T3 Cine||12/9||11R||—||B&H|
Chinese Third-Party Z Lenses
7Artisans Nikon Z Lenses
Like Meike, 7Artisans now makes some really fun cheap manual focus lenses for the Z mount. These lenses aren’t perfect, but for the price, they can be a lot of fun. I often use these Chinese lenses as burner lenses for when I’m shooting in questionable neighborhoods.
These Chinese lenses are often based on classical designs tuned for mirrorless. Usually, their main flaw is poor inner element coatings so you’ll lose clarity in bright environments.
|7Artisans 50mm f1.05||coming soon|
|7Artisans 35mm f1.4||10/9||11||Amazon / B&H|
|7Artisans 60mm f2.8 Macro||8/7||10||B&H|
Kipon “Elegant” Lenses For Nikon Z Mount
Kipon has a new lens line of manual focus 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|
Laowa / Venus Optics Nikon Z Lenses
Laowa has produced some manual focus mirrorless specific lenses like the 15mm f2 and the 10-18mm. But the rest are DLSR converts. Basically F lenses with a built-in adapter. I don’t know how I feel about buying that DSLR designed lenses in the Z mount when it’s the same lens in the F mount. If you still use your dslr it might be better to just buy those in the F-mount then adapt it with the F to Z adapter since it is the same lens. I’m also not sure if Laowa tunes each lens for the different mounts or camera systems, usually, these third-party companies do not so you will see slightly different behavior between camera brands or sometimes mounts.
|Lens Name||Elements||Filter Size||Order|
|12mm f2.8 Zero-D||16/10||none||B&H|
|15mm f4.5 W-Dreamer Shift||17/11||—||B&H|
|25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Macro||8/6||none||B&H|
|Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x Macro APO||12/10||67mm||B&H|
|Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6||14/10||37mm (Rear)||Amazon / B&H|
Meike Lenses For Nikon Z Mount
Meike has engineered its 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.
Right now Meike only has manual focus lenses for the Z mount but they do have an autofocus lens now for the F mount.
|Lens Name||Elements||Filter Size||Order|
|Meike 50mm f1.7 Review||6/5||Ø52mm||Amazon|
|Meike 85mm f2.8 Macro||11/8||Ø55mm||B&H|
Mitakon Z Mount Lenses
Mitakon has brought over their 50mm f1.095 manual focus 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|
NiSi Lenses For Nikon
NiSi, a popular company known for its ND and UV filters has started making lenses.
They also have a line of Cine lenses in the PL, E and EF mounts that you could adapt to Nikon.
|Lens Name||Elements||Filter Size||Check Price|
|Nisi 15mm f4||12/10||Ø72mm||NiSi|
TTArtisan Nikon Z Lenses
TTArtisan is a new company from that ring of Chinese companies that all make very similar lenses. TTArtisans manual focus lenses are looking a little more expensive with possibly some improvements to build?
|TTArtisan 11mm f2.8 fisheye||11/7||—||Amazon|
|TTArtisan 21mm f1.5||13/11||Ø72mm||Amazon|
Viltrox Lenses For Z Mount
Viltrox has been working hard at pumping out new lenses for these mirrorless camera systems. Their first lens for the Nikon Z mount is the manual focus 20mm f1.8. A full manual lens with a few interesting features. Short-wavelength high transparency. Not sure what that means, Short-wavelength is UV light.
|Lens Name||Autofocus||Elements||Filter Size||Order|
|Viltrox 20mm f1.8||No||12/9||—||Amazon / B&H|
|Viltrox 24mm f1.8||Yes||—||—||B&H|
|Viltrox 35mm f1.8||Yes||—||—||B&H|
|Viltrox 85mm f1.8||Yes||10/7||Ø72mm||Amazon / B&H|
There is yet another Chinese lens company now making lenses for the Nikon Z Mount. Most of these Chinese lenses seem to share the same formula. 7 elements in 5 groups. Brightin Star lenses so far are all manual focus.
|Brightin Star 55mm f1.8||7/5||Ø52mm||Amazon|
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||B&H|
Third Part to Nikon Adapters
When buying dumb adapters, I’ve found Kipon to be the best quality although they are a bit more expensive, except for maybe Novoflex. It’s important to get a higher quality adapter when buying an adapter for Leica M or M42 since those lenses are a bit more difficult to get on and off and sometimes can get stuck.
For Leica M lenses, you can jump up to a Helicoid adapter. Leica M lenses have a pretty far minimum focus distance. Having the Helicoid allows you to adjust the length of the adapter for a closer focus.
For AF adapters, I have the Techart Sony FE to Z adapter. It’s great for adapting AF lenses and autofocus works, but it’s not very fast or reliable. It seems to use contrast-detect mostly so there is a lot of pulsing action as it tries to fine-tune focus. If you put it on AF-S and use a center point, then it’s fine. It’s like shooting with an old DSLR.
The Autofocus Techart Adapter will not allow you to use non-CPU Sony lenses. You won’t be able to engage the shutter for some reason, I had to buy a Pixco Sony FE to Z adapter to use my non-CPU MF Sony lenses.
Note: The Techart FE to Z adapter does not fit on the Nikon Z50 APS-C camera. There isn’t enough space for part of the adapter to recess into the camera since the Z50 is a little shallower near the mount.
There are a million other adapters out there for various exotic lenses. It would be futile for me to try to list them all here. But here are some nice options for what’s popular.
|Techart||Sony FE to Z||Amazon|
|Fringer||Canon EF to Z||Amazon|
|Commlite||Canon Ef to Z||Amazon|
|Megadap MTZ11||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|Manual Focus Adapters|
|Kipon||M4/3 to Z||Amazon|
|Kipon||Nikon F to Z||Amazon|
|Kipon||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|Kipon Helicoid||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|Voigtalnder||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|7Artisans||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|Novoflex||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|Fotodiox||Leica M to Z||Amazon|
|Kipon||M42 to Z||Amazon|
|K&F||M42 to Z||Amazon|
|Fotasy||Nikon F to Z||Amazon|
|Shoten||Sony FE to Z||Shoten|
|Pixco||Fujifilm FX to Z||Amazon|
Nikon Z Mount Lens List Conclusions
I’ll continue to update this list with everything with reviews of what I can get my hands on. Let me know if I miss anything or made any mistakes and I’ll update promptly.
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