Nikon announces NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system
Nikon today announced prime lens NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 compatible with APS-C size/DX-format mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted. A fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 makes it an ideal lens for rendering images that utilize large bokeh, with both still-image and video recording. During hand-held shooting in dimly lit and dark surroundings, its fast shutter speed reduces the effects of camera shake, while its low ISO sensitivity enables the capture of high-resolution images.
The lens with a convenient angle of view at 24-mm focal length and 0.18-mm minimum focus distance support recording of a wide variety of scenes. Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) enables quiet autofocusing. Users can concentrate on shooting in very quiet situations without concern about the sound of AF operation. Designed with consideration for the suppression of focus breathing, the lens enables smooth focusing with less change in the angle of view, even when the focus point changes during video recording.
The bokeh unique to fast maximum apertures allows users to dramatically emphasize their subjects in still-life and portrait photography. The lens also enables the capture of beautiful, high-resolution photos and video in dimly lit conditions, such as during sunsets and indoors, thanks to support for shooting at low ISO sensitivities. In addition, images recorded under such circumstances exhibit very little blur, even with hand-held recording, since the lens allows shooting at fast shutter speeds.
The NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 is the first prime APS-C size NIKKOR Z lens and comes with a lens hood that features a design that looks natural in combination with the lens. A compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry inside a bag while mounted on a camera. When combined with the Nikon Z 30, the camera-lens combination weighs approximately 540 g, which is lighter than a 600-ml bottle of water. The 0.18-m minimum focus distance allows users to get close to subjects such as flowers and tabletop objects, for images that emphasize the subject with big background bokeh.