The Nikon Z lens roadmap (opens in new tab) has just been updated with four new lenses although Nikon is yet to officially announce their release date. It’s expected three of them will be for Nikon full frame mirrorless systems but there will be one available for APS-C systems. The best Nikon lenses (opens in new tab) offer stunning image quality for Nikon's mirrorless range and DSLRs, and users of the brand will always benefit when more lenses are added to the roadmap.
Just yesterday Nikon announced the latest lens in its lineup – the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 (opens in new tab) which offers a wide-angle view and fast aperture for full frame users. Weighing just 450g, it’s 30% lighter than the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and it features an STM motor for near-silent focusing making it perfect for videographers too.
We can expect the 17-28mm lens will go on sale in late October for a suggested retail price of US$1,199.95 / £1,199. Paired with the Nikon 28-75mm f/2.8 lens it gives APS-C users a massive zoom range using just two lenses.
Two primes including a 35mm and a 135mm have also been added to the roadmap but no information in terms of specs has been released yet. For those looking for a mid-telephoto zoom, a 70-180mm also appears on the updated roadmap and we suspect this will have a maximum aperture of f/2.8.
Finally, those shooting with a Nikon Z fc (opens in new tab), Nikon Z30 (opens in new tab), or Nikon Z50 (opens in new tab) will be pleased to hear Nikon is also expanding its DX range of lenses with the Nikkor Z 12-28mm PZ according to the roadmap.
With these additional four lenses, Nikon will offer nearly 40 lenses for its Z range of mirrorless cameras, including the flagship, powerhouse of a camera - the Nikon Z9 (opens in new tab) - and the much loved Nikon Z7 II (opens in new tab). When Nikon first released its APS-C mirrorless bodies, there weren’t enough lenses available, but it seems Nikon has listened and worked hard to ensure there are more options.
With the 17-28mm due to be released in October 2022 we can only hope the other 4 aformentioned lenses will be released in the latter part of 2022 or in early 2023.