Complementing the lens itself, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle zoom with an 82mm UV filter.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens
Spanning an impressive wide-angle range, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is an ultra-wide zoom for Nikon's FX-format Z-series mirrorless system. The broad field of view is especially well-suited to landscape, architectural, and astrophotography applications, and the constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range. In regard to the optical design, the lens features four extra-low dispersion elements and four aspherical elements, which reduce a variety of aberrations and distortion to produce imagery with high sharpness, clarity, and accurate color rendering. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are used, too, to suppress flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and higher contrast.
Complementing the optics, a stepping motor provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override to suit both stills and video applications. A programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings. Additionally, the lens has a button-less retractable barrel to realize a more compact form factor when not in use.
Ultra-wide zoom covers a wide-angle to portrait-length range and is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also contributes to the relatively lightweight design and compact form factor.
Four aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Four extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Stepping motor delivers impressively smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
Exposed elements feature a fluorine coating that affords protection to the optical system against dust, grease, and water droplets.
Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
Button-less retractable design maintains a compact form factor when the lens is not in use.
Chiaro Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter
The Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.
To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.
Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.
98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
Thailand. The lens is superb. Because of the weight and 82mm filter size I have no desire to purchase the new 14-24mm f2.8 version. Plus, this lens goes to 30mm, vs. 24 for the new one.
Answered by: Willard
Date published: 2021-05-29
Can this lens be used with a Z50 as a 21-45 mm ...
Can this lens be used with a Z50 as a 21-45 mm equivalent? I realize there would be no VR, and the lens would be large for the camera, but curious.
Asked by: William
Yes, it will work with the Z50 and yes the focal length would be 21-45mm.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-04
Has anyone used this lens for portaits or other ...
Has anyone used this lens for portaits or other situations where you would care about bokeh? I know its mostly a landscape lens, but thinking of getting a 2x adapter and then using it for portraits too.
Asked by: Matt
As already pointed by Jeremy, this lens -- almost all of the Z lenses -- is not compatible with any of the Nikon teleconverters, 1.7 or 2.0X.
Answered by: Lus Henrique
Date published: 2021-05-24
IS this lens good in low light situation ?
IS this lens good in low light situation ?
Asked by: munish
i'd say yes. room light and darker, no problem. if ur trying to decide between this version and newer fstop version, id take f/4. least that is what i got from the first comparison reviews. take take me as an authority, but i bet you will like the lens.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-09-04
I know this is a little slow for astro, but has ...
I know this is a little slow for astro, but has anyone used this for night photography? Does this lens have any Coma issues wide open?
Asked by: Jamie
This lens is a great candidate for astro photography as it does have low coma. Aperture 4 is a good balance between quality in low light and also having greater depth of field.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-07-14
How bad is the Barrel Distortion at each focal ...
How bad is the Barrel Distortion at each focal length? The lens looks quite big so I guess the Barrel Distortion may be acceptable to professional cityscape photographers. I have been thinking about ordering it. Thank you very much.
Asked by: George
This lens has significant barrel distortion, but it is easily and (in some cases) automatically corrected with photo software like Photoshop.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-06-21
What is the lens weight
What is the lens weight
Asked by: Anonymous
1.07 lb / 485 g
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2021-01-29
Hi I have the Z6 Nikon camera, in general dose ...
Hi I have the Z6 Nikon camera, in general dose this lens do well with handheld photography?
Asked by: Robert
This will really depend on the lighting situation. F4 is not the fastest Lens, but the Z6 has In body Stabilization, which will help a lot in low light situations. Also, you can bump the iso up pretty high with the Z6 and have acceptable image quality. The only thing you will lose not having a faster lens is a shallow depth of field, but this usually doesn't matter much in an ultra wide and typically you will want a larger depth of field for the photography people tend to use this type of lens for.