In addition to announcing the APS-C mirrorless Nikon Z50 and officially releasing the monstrous (and monstrously expensive) NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, Nikon has also updated its Z-Mount lens roadmap, adding nine new lenses to the docket and promising 13 new lenses total by the end of 2021.
The updated roadmap is similar, though not entirely the same, as the “leaked” version that made the rumor rounds in early September. And while Nikon is not revealing apertures for any of the 9 brand-new lenses that have been added to the map, it’s clear the company is pouring a lot of resources into rounding out the roadmap.
In addition to the 14-24mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2 and 20mm f/1.8 that were already on the old roadmap, Nikon has added eight new FX lenses and one new DX lens to the map:
- A 28mm ‘Compact’ (not S-Line)
- A 40mm ‘Compact’ (not S-Line)
- A 60mm Macro (not S-Line)
- A 105mm Macro (S-Line)
- A 24-105mm (S-Line)
- A 100-400mm (S-Line)
- A 24-200mm (not S-Line)
- A 200-600mm (not S-Line)
- A DX-format 18-140mm (not S-Line)
Here’s the full roadmap for your perusing pleasure:
Nikon didn’t reveal aperture specs, but it’s likely the 105mm and 60mm Macro lenses will be f/2.8, the 24-105mm will be an f/4, and the 100-400 will either be a relatively affordable f/4.5-5.6 (unless they decide to make it a massive f/4). Of course, all of this is speculation for now.
Check out the full roadmap above, and let us know what you think of this lineup. Do you wish Nikon had more fast primes in the lineup, or are you excited that they’re going all in on some versatile zooms, like the 24-105mm and 100-400mm?