Next week is shaping up to be a big week. Not only is Sony going to announce a “new concept” camera—likely the rumored Sony a7C—but it seems Nikon is planning to release not one, but two much-anticipated Z-mount lenses.
The news comes from the folks over at Nikon Rumors, who are reporting that both the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S and the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S will be officially announced next week.
Both lenses have been on the Z-mount lens roadmap from the very beginning, and they represent some very important additions to a lineup that has been criticized as often as it has been praised. Nikon is in desperate need of some “exciting” Z lenses that are actually realistic (the NOCT doesn’t count), and the 50mm f/1.2 definitely fits the bill; at the same time, the 14-24mm f/2.8 S will round out the Z-mount’s “holy trinity” of f/2.8 zooms.
You can see the relevant portions of the current Z-Mount Lens roadmap below:
According to the latest leaks from Nikon Rumors, both lenses will be worthy of that “Superior” S moniker. The 50mm f/1.2 is said to be a massive lens with 17 …
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