NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Perspective that Awakens the Imagination

The ultra-wide zoom. A travel and landscape photographers’ go-to lens for establishing a sense of place and pushing perspective. Capable of scenic photography that’s consistently sharp throughout the entire frame. Video so clean and smooth it rivals real life and elevates the look and feel of camera movement. And for the first time in a full-frame ultra-wide lens, the creative and practical flexibility of attachable filters. The possibilities are as wide-reaching as the 14-30mm field of view. This is a lens that embodies the spirit of Z.

Product Description

A Next-Generation Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom

A compact 14 to 30mm zoom range with a fixed f/4 aperture and outstanding image quality. Experience edge-to-edge sharpness even when shooting wide open. Shoot stills or video in near-silence. This is an essential lens for travel, adventure, events, video and everything in between.

 

Superior Optical Performance

Impressive aberration correction—virtually zero flare, ghosting, coma or chromatic, spherical and axial aberration, even at the far edges of the frame. Plus dirt, dust and water-repelling safeguards.

 

A Small Lens for Big Ideas

Smoothly go from an ultra-wide 14mm view to a more natural perspective of 30mm. Capture subjects less than a foot away with fully-immersive backgrounds and expansive vistas with detail and sharpness from corner to far-reaching corner. The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is perfect for adding depth and drama to stills and video and its outstanding portability makes it an ideal partner for compact Z series cameras.

 

Fixed f/4 Aperture

The large-diameter Z Mount gathers more light, especially at the frame edges. Shoot wide open while maintaining high image quality across the entire zoom range without affecting exposure. The 14-30mm f/4 exemplifies what’s possible with NIKKOR Z lenses.

 

Space-Saving Design

A retractable lens mechanism collapses the lens down to a mere 3.5 inches and locks it in place for safe and minimal packing.

 

Smooth, Quiet Autofocus

Nikon’s Stepping Motor (STM) provides smooth, fast and quiet autofocusing. Where camera noise is an issue—weddings, ceremonies and in video production—STM is a silent partner.

 

World’s First* 14mm Filter-Attachable Lens

The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S’s front lens element is nearly flat, making it the first filter-attachable 14mm full frame NIKKOR lens. This advancement in optical design makes it possible to add an 82mm circular polarizer to dramatically reduce reflections for the purpose of enhancing colors and increasing contrast. Add a neutral-density filter to reduce light intensity and decrease shutter speed—perfect for emphasizing motion blur or for video applications where large apertures need to be used in daylight.

*Among FX-format (full-frame) compatible interchangeable lenses for digital cameras, available as of January 8, 2019. Based on Nikon research.

 

Set the Scene – An Essential Video Lens

Create beautifully detailed establishing shots that draw the viewer in. Focus as close as approx. 11 inches for story-telling context in wide, tight interiors. This is an indispensable lens with an essential angle of view for serious videographers and filmmakers. The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S’s small, agile design feels as at home in a hand as it does in a rig. Either way, Z’s advanced 5-axis VR (when used with Z cameras that feature in-camera VR) and additional electronic VR image stabilization effectively eliminate unwanted camera shake and vibration. The new quiet stepping motor ensures smooth, clean focusing; focus breathing has been virtually eliminated for a consistent view as you zoom in or out.

 

Customizable Control Ring

Can be used for manual focusing (default), aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording) or exposure compensation.

 

Dust and Drip Resistant

Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.

 

Dual Detect 5 Axis VR

Uses the Z cameras’ superior in-camera image stabilization system for up to 5 stops* of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction when used with Z cameras that feature in-camera VR. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) during video capture.

 

S-Line – NIKKOR Quality at its Absolute Best

At the top of the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, S-Line lenses push Nikon’s tradition of optical excellence and innovation to unprecedented new heights. Superior performance and resolution. Sophisticated features and operability. Specialized technologies and reliability enhancements. All while taking full advantage of the monumental Nikon Z mount and adhering to the strictest image quality and build standards.

 

The Front Line of an Imaging Revolution

Z lenses, perfectly matched to Z camera bodies, are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for freedom in image creation.

Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount

Focal Length Range: 14 – 30mm

Zoom Ratio: 2.1x

Maximum Aperture: f/ 4

Minimum Aperture: f/ 22

Format: FX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 90°

Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 50°

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 114°

Minimum Angle of View (FX-format): 72°

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.16x

Lens Elements: 14

Lens Groups: 12

Compatible Format(s): FX; DX

Diaphragm Blades: 7

Distance Information: Visible in EVF with manual focusing

Nano Crystal Coat: Yes

ED Glass Elements: 4

Aspherical Elements: 4

Fluorine Coat: Yes

Super Integrated Coating: Yes

Autofocus: Yes

AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)

Internal Focusing: Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 11 in. (0.28m.) from focal plane at all zoom positions

Focus Mode: Autofocus; Manual

E-type: Yes

Filter Size: 82mm

Accepts Filter Type: Screw-in

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3.5 in. (89 mm) x 3.3 in. (85 mm); Distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted

Approx. Weight: 17.1 oz. (485 g)

Lens Type: Zoom