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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm F4 S Full-Frame Lens (2019)

MSRP 1300 USDNeoscore 69%NEX score 82%

Product Overview

The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is Nikon's full-frame wide-angle zoom lens for the Z-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system. Touted as the world's first full-frame 14mm lens that accepts screw-in filters, the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S can be collapsed during transport, making it highly portable.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Solid build quality
  • 14mm with screw-in filters
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Fully silent autofocus
  • Sharp and quiet autofocus
  • Compact design
  • Compact, weather-sealed design
  • Fully retractable
Cons
  • No focus distance scale
  • No fluorine coating
  • Focus breathing and focus shift when zooming
  • Vignetting at wide-angle end
  • Vignette at wide angles
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 ED and 4 aspherical elements + Nano Crystal Coat groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
89 mm / 3.50 in
Size | Length
85 mm / 3.35 in
Weight
485 g / 17.14 oz

Function

Angle Of View
114.2° Diagonal | 104.3° Horizontal | 81.2° Vertical (wide) ~ 71.6° Diagonal | 61.9° Horizontal | 43.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
14 mm ~ 30 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.16x
Min Focus Distance
280 mm / 11.02 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2019-01-08

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Nikon Z 14-30mm f4.0 S is a compact ultra-wide angle zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. It employs a retracting mechanism to reduce its size when not in use and also features weather-sealing. There's a customizable control ring, the focusing is quick and quiet, while both focus breathing and focus shift when zooming are minimized.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Ultra-wide angle zoom
  • Automatic autofocus
  • Fully retractable
  • Weather-sealing
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • No fluorine coating
  • Focus breathing and focus shift when zooming

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S is sharp and compact with a weather-sealed design. It carries a slightly higher price point than F-mount lenses, but it's a unique focal length you can't get elsewhere. We also liked the smooth and quiet autofocus that was great for both stills and video.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharp and quiet autofocus
  • Compact, weather-sealed design
Cons
  • No focus distance scale

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the first native ultra-wide zoom for the system. There's no visible barrel distortion, which is all but certainly a result of software lens corrections. It's exceptionally compact and light if you're used to similar lenses to similar SLR systems.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compact design
  • Wide-angle zoom
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Front filter
Cons
  • Vignette at wide angles
  • No fluorine coating

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is a very capable addition to the S line. With its compact build, great finish, light weight and swift and virtually silent autofocus system, it's a lovely lens to handle and operate. Sharpness is still good at the 30mm end, and consistent at smaller apertures, although not quite as bitingly sharp as we might want from a lens with this kind of price tag.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Fully silent autofocus
  • Flexible barrel
Cons
  • Vignetting at wide-angle end

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-14-30mm-f4-s-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/camera-lens-reviews/nikon-nikkor-z-14-30mm-f4-s-review/. 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/nikon-nikkor-z-14-30mm-f4-s. 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nikon-nikkor-z-14-30mm-f4-s-review. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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