Nikon announces the slimmest wide-angle prime lens for Nikon Z mount system – NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

Nikon today announced the release of the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8, a slim wide-angle prime lens compatible with full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted. With a total length of approximately 23.5 mm and a weight of approximately 125 g, the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 is the slimmest AF lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, and the lightest NIKKOR Z lens. It can be easily stored in a purse or small bag, enabling users to carry it with them on a daily basis.

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Adoption of three aspherical lens elements realizes both excellent portability and superior optical performance. Its 26-mm wide-angle focal length and f/2.8 maximum aperture makes it an ideal lens for a wide variety of scenes, from cityscapes to tabletop photos. When mounted on a DX-format camera, the focal length of lens becomes 39 mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format), similar to the standard angle of view that is ideal for capturing a wide variety of scenes.

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The supplied lens hood has been specially designed to maintain the thinness of the lens, while also taking operability into consideration. It also supports the attachment of a 52-mm filter (sold separately). A dedicated slip-on lens cap that can be attached to either the lens itself or the lens hood is also supplied. Built in stepping motor (STM) enables a highly accurate AF drive. The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 will be available in early March for approximately $499.95.