Fast, wide-angle prime lens that enables detail rendering with superior resolution across the frame at any shooting distance
With a newly developed multi-focusing system, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is built with a combination of two autofocus drive units. This means more power, more speed, greater accuracy, super imaging, and more control over your shoots. The very same multi-focusing system also contributes to excellent imaging performance, even when you’re shooting subjects at the minimum focus distance that may produce aberrations in most instances.
Be free of imperfections. Sharper and clearer than ever before, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is equipped with the Nano Crystal Coat, allowing you to capture crisp images with minimal aberrations. The coating effectively reduces ghostings and flares, and also has an increased tolerance for backlight.
1. Key Features
Featuring a versatile wide-angle 24 mm focal length and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S enables the capture of high-resolution images of both stills and movies in diverse applications ranging from indoor scenes, wide-angle snapshots to astrophotography and landscapes.
Sharp resolution is attained at all shooting distances. Specifically, resolution at the range from medium distance to infinity is equivalent or superior to that of conventional lenses of a higher class. Also, via the adoption of a multi-focusing system, superb imaging performance is delivered throughout the shooting range including close distances by effectively reducing aberrations. High-resolution images can be captured across the entire frame from the center to the periphery, a capability that is vital for landscape photography. The optical system employing one ED glass and four aspherical lens elements provides outstanding optical performance. In addition, Nikon's original coating technology, Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by incident light, resulting in clear images even when a light source is located within the frame.
Despite being a wide-angle lens, a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture creates background blur, expanding the range of image expression such as when shooting wide-angle portraits. Also, higher shutter speeds can be used even for indoor and dark scenes to minimize image blur caused by subject movement.
By effectively compensating sagittal coma flare from the maximum aperture, small light sources even at the periphery are faithfully reproduced as point images. The wide angle of view provided by 24 mm focal length enables the capture of night landscapes containing distant illuminations and stars. In astrophotography, utilizing a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, higher shutter speed and lower ISO sensitivity can be used to reproduce stars as point images while suppressing noise.
・ Minimal axial chromatic aberration: Via the employment of an ED glass element, axial chromatic aberration is effectively compensated across the shooting range from close distances to infinity, which contributes to delivering sharp reproduction without color fringing at the focal plane. ・ Effective distortion correction: Despite being a wide-angle 24 mm lens, images with minimal distortion even at the periphery can be captured when shooting architecture or a starry sky. ・ Focus-breathing reduction: Reduces shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus, allowing photographers to record movies with the desired composition. Focus stacking using focus shift shooting for landscape shots is also made easy.
A control ring to which M/A*, aperture or exposure compensation can be assigned using the camera is incorporated. Assigning functions to the control ring provides new, smooth operability without using the main command dial or sub-command dial. *With this manual-priority autofocus mode, AF is instantly overridden with MF by rotating the control ring.
Smooth and quiet adjustment of focus and exposure is enabled with comfortable operational feel of the click-less control ring. Also, smooth and stable aperture control delivers natural exposure changes to movies. Other advanced movie functions include effective focus-breathing compensation.
Dust- and drip-resistant capability* is achieved with sealing for various sections including movable parts of the lens barrel to prevent dust or water droplets from entering the body. *Perfect dust- and water-proof performance is not guaranteed.
Thanks to a diaphragm blade unit with driving mechanism employed on the lens body, the camera can accurately control aperture via electronic signals. This delivers stable aperture control (AE) constantly, even during continuous shooting.
NIKKOR Z lenses are realized by combining the advantages of a large inner diameter and short flange focal distance thanks to the Z mount with the advanced optical technologies of NIKKOR lenses. The S-Line designation is reserved only for NIKKOR Z lenses that provide superior optical performance at a higher level. Every S-Line lens including the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S employs Nano Crystal Coat that is adopted for higher-class NIKKOR F lenses. Also, having cleared newly established standards in design principles and quality control that are even stricter than Nikon's conventional standards, S-Line lenses deliver resolution, bokeh characteristics, point-image reproduction, image quality at maximum aperture and uniform product quality, all of which are superior to those assumed for conventional lenses of the equivalent specifications.
2. MTF Chart And Lens Construction
Nikon Z mount
12 elements in 10 groups (including 1 ED element, 4 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view
FX format: 84° DX format: 61°
Rear focusing system
Minimum focus distance
0.25 m ( 0.82 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
Approximately 0.15 x
No. of diaphragm blades
9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Nano Crystal Coat
72 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 78 mm/3.1 in. maximum diameter x 96.5 mm/3.8 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 450 g ( 15.9 oz.)
LC-72B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-88 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case
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