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Nikon adds to its Z system
Panasonic revealed its mirrorless full-frame camera system using the new L-Mount last year, but specific details were scant. At the 2019 CES show, it was revealed that the Lumix S Series will be on sale from the end of March. Features include: HLG Photo mode, designed to give images of wide dynamic range and HighResolutionmode,where eight images are shot and merged into a single image – and this can be done handheld and can even cope with some moving subjects. Exciting stuff and much more to come soon. Panasonic newseries
Nikon’s latest addition to its full-frame mirrorless Z system is an 14-30mm f/4 S ultra wide zoom lens. This constantmaximumaperture zoom is ideal for a huge range of photographic subjects and it’s compact and portable, too, measuring 8.5cmwhen retracted and weighing just 485g. Its size and design, with a flat front element, means you can use standard 82mm screw-in filters without any vignetting so no need for an expensive adapter, which is usually the case with ultra wide zooms. Its advanced optical design features four extra-low dispersion ED lenses in its 14 elements in 12 groups construction, formulated to produceminimal distortion and chromatic aberration. It is also extensively weather-sealed and the front element is fluorine-coated to repel dust and water droplets. Nikon’s lens roadmap reveals that in 2019, we’ll see six S lenses. Here’s the first
Smooth and fast AF is possible thanks to Nikon’s latest stepping motor (STM) technology, which also means it’s very quiet so fine for video shooting, too. This exciting ultra wide zoom will be available in spring with a price of £1349.
Nikon has also updated its Z system lens roadmap with exciting optics, such as the 58mm f/0.95 S and 24mm f/1.8 S, due in 2019 and the 14-24mm f/2.8 S in 2020.
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