The Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 is the smallest lens in the Nikon Z system
Nikon introduces a very small and light pancake lens. This is a full-size model, but it’s just as versatile when paired with bodies equipped with DX sensors.
“Whether it’s street photography, travel vlogs or landscape shots in a special place, the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 is the perfect companion wherever your travels take you,” said the manufacturer’s press release, which perfectly describes the idea behind the new lens. .
The Nikkor Z 26 mm f/2.8 is a handy “pancake” and the smallest lens in the Nikon Z system. It weighs only 125g, is 23.5mm long and works with small filters with a diameter of 52mm. However, there is a lot of potential in these unobtrusive sizes.
The versatile wide-angle focal length and fast f/2.8 aperture of this full-frame design make the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 a comfortable standard for everything from reportage to wide portraiture, architecture and landscape. In addition, it does not lose its versatility when attached to an APS-C body. In the small matrix of the Z 30 and Z fc cameras, it becomes the full-frame equivalent of the 40mm f/2.8 and therefore an equally popular standard.
The optical structure of the new Nikkor Z 26 mm f/2.8 is based on 8 elements arranged in 6 groups. To improve image quality, it uses 3 aspherical lenses. The whole is completed by a 7-blade aperture and stepper motor-based automatic focusing, which sharpens from 20 cm.
Nikkor Z 26 mm f/2.8 – price and availability
The new Nikkor Z 26 mm f / 2.8 is going on sale at the beginning of March. We don’t know the official price for Polish distribution, but considering it’s supposed to cost less than $500 in the West, it could be close to 2,500 zlotys in Poland.