CES 2019: Nikon Announces Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit and New Z 14-30mm f/4 Lens


Nikon has joined the massive CES show with a couple of small but notable announcements for its FX-format Z Series mirrorless cameras. This includes a brand-new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens and the Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit. This lens is the first native wide-angle zoom for the system and aims to match the design of the cameras themselves. It does feature an 82mm front thread to facilitate the use of filters, and a control ring to make changing select settings faster and more intuitive. And, of course, the lens is equipped with a quick and quiet autofocus motor.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens
Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens

Starring Nikon's newest darling, the Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit is a special bundle looking to appeal to the filmmaking and multimedia crowd for whom the Z 6 is so well suited. Helping to make the most of the camera's sleek size, UHD 4K30 video, N-Log support, and 10-bit HDMI out recording, this kit rounds out the camera body's feature set with some essential accessories. In addition to the Z 6, the Filmmaker's Kit also includes the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and FTZ Mount Adapter; a spare EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery; the Nikon School Online Class, "The Art of Making Music Videos"; RØDE VideoMic Pro Plus; a Moza Air 2 Handheld Stabilizer with Moza Arm; and an Atomos Ninja V 5" 4K HDMI recording monitor and HDMI cable that will help improve video quality from the Z 6. Another bonus is a 12-month subscription to Vimeo Pro, so you have a home for your films.

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