Nikon has introduced its latest lens for the Z series cameras, the Nikkor Z DX 24mm f/1.7, a fast prime lens that makes it simple to do things like get blurred backgrounds in both still photos and videos.
The fast aperture compact prime lens for Nikon Z mount APS-C size/DX-format mirrorless cameras is the first prime APS-C size Nikkor Z lens. It provides a versatile angle of view and fast f/1.7 aperture for blurred backgrounds and low light performance.
The quality of the out-of-focus area, also known as the bokeh, is unique to fast maximum apertures and allows you to emphasize subjects in still-life and portrait photography. The new 24mm f/1.7 also enables the capture of high-resolution photos and video in dimly lit conditions, by allowing more light to enter the lens. In addition, images recorded under such circumstances exhibit very little blur, even while shooting handheld due to the fast shutter speed afforded with wider apertures.
The 24mm focal length is ideal for a wide variety of scenes, including tabletop photos, portraits, and landscapes. What’s more, the 7-inch minimum focus distance allows you to get close to subjects such as flowers and tabletop objects, for images that emphasize the subject with big background bokeh. The compact and lightweight design enables easy carrying, making it an ideal lens for everyday use.
There’s also a stepping motor (STM) that enables quiet autofocusing, minimizing focus sounds in video. It’s designed with consideration for the suppression of focus breathing, so the lens enables smooth focusing with less change in the angle of view, even when the focus point changes during video recording.
Boasting a compact and lightweight design, the lens is easy to carry inside a bag while mounted on a camera. When combined with the Nikon Z 30, the camera and lens combined weighs approximately 540g.
The new Nikon Nikkor Z DX 24mm f/1.7 lens will be available in mid-June 2023 for an MSRP of $379.95.