Some things just work better together, bacon and eggs, salt and pepper, Nikon mirrorless cameras and Z lenses. Whether you have bought a Z5, a Z6, a Z7, or a Z9 your body will perform at its best with a Z lens.But which lens do you choose? Here are our suggestions for the 5 Nikon Lenses you should have in your shooting kit.
Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
The Nikon Z 14- 24mm is, according to Nikon, the world lightest, most compact f2.8 ultra-wide zoom lens. This makes it a practical, well rounded, weather sealed lens that is easy to carry and takes up less space in your bag. Although it is a light lens it is still incredibly sharp and crisp across the entire frame.
Ghosting and lens flare are also all but eliminated thanks to Nikon’s Nano Crystal and ARNEO coating. It also has an in-built filter slot and customisable buttons for added flexibility. It is a great lens for capturing landscapes, cityscapes, the night sky, interiors and architecture due to its sharpness and 115° field of view.
Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8S
The Nikon Z 24-70mm is the perfect all-rounder, a bright, fast lens capable of capturing stunning photos and videos across the zoom range. This is thanks to its 5 Axis vibration Reduction, two auto focus drive motors, and two layers of optical coating.
Don’t think that because it is smart that it is not tough, thanks to Nikon’s Flourine coating the Z 24-70mm is also highly resistant to dust and drops. It sits comfortably at the cross roads of, accuracy, performance and optical power.
Nikon Z 70-200MM f/2.8 VR S
The Nikon 70-200mm is fantastically versatile lens with an incredibly short focusing distance and impressive low light ability. It is a slick, speedy lens, that is the perfect partner for weddings, sport, wildlife and portraits. It is also brilliant in low light, capturing vibrant, sharp images in interiors and dark scenes
Not only is it intensely capable, it is also adaptable with a customisable control ring and two short cut buttons. These help you quickly change the lens to suit your needs.
The built-in lens info panel which displays the, focal length, depth of field and aperture on the lens also comes in handy. It makes it easy to see and adjust these settings when your camera is mounted on a tripod or gimbal.
Nikon Z50mm f/1.8S
This ‘‘nifty fifty” will astound you with its sharpness and versatility. It is an impressive combination of reliability and optical splendour. This is largely due to the two Aspherical lenses, and the Extra Low Dispersion coating which reduces colour aberration.
It is a go to lens for portraiture, street scenes, interviews and food photography, with its striking sharpness and natural bokeh. The lens retains even colour and lighting from the centre of the frame to the edges.
NIkon Z 85mm f/1.8 S
If you want to capture the beauty of the human form, with accurate skin tones and a plush bokeh, the Nikon Z85 MM 2.8 is the ideal lens. Whether it is for a portrait shoot, or even a documentary, the 85mm’s resolution, and brightness helps you capture all the subtleties of a subject’s facial expressions.
It is a flattering lens that keeps the subject in sharp focus through eye detection auto focus and an all new two drive multi-focusing system.