Nikon Inc., the global brand specializing in optics and imaging products, has announced the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE), a new special edition lens that takes inspiration from the era of manual NIKKOR lenses. Additionally, Nikon announced their exclusive black edition of the retro-inspired Nikon Z fc Mirrorless Camera.
The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE), is a compact prime lens bringing together the old and new, creating a stylish, fun-to-use lens with the modern optical tech for Z series mirrorless cameras. The new lens pairs perfectly with any Nikon Z series camera.
The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) is a special edition of the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, and is an ideal match for the heritage-styled Z fc. The lens is small enough to accompany APS-C mirrorless cameras like the Z 50, Z fc or Z 30, while also a great light and compact “walk-around” lens for Z 5, Z 6II and Z 7II users.
Based on a careful study of the original NIKKOR design, the lens body has a substantial grip similar to manual lenses. It also features modern design elements such as a control ring for customizable versatility. The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) fast f/2 aperture makes it great in low light with a shallow depth of field that draws attention to the subject.
With the lens so small and easy to carry around, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) brings exceptional sharpness for street photos and candid portraits. It also offers a natural angle of view (60mm-equivalent when attached to a DX body) which is ideal for shooting portraits, stills and standard perspective videos with gorgeous, blurred backgrounds and excellent low-light performance.
Nikon has also announced a new stylized version of the Retro-Inspired Nikon Z FC Mirrorless Camera, which is now available as an all-black edition as a respectful homage to the original color schemes. The Z fc is a mirrorless camera with a design that evokes the essence of the legendary FM2 film camera, and this new design will surely appeal to those who appreciate subtle minimalism.
Offering all the benefits of modern technology combined with stylish and satisfying precision-carved analog dials, the Z fc is a compact and lightweight mirrorless camera. It features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor for amazing image quality even in low light, combined with advanced technology such as full time Eye-Detection AF, 4K 30p video capture, and a vari-angle vlogger-style LCD screen to creatively compose. With the Z fc, users can embrace full manual control, or use the powerful automatic settings to easily capture stellar photos and videos that get noticed.
The Z fc is also currently available in the attractive black and silver scheme, as well as additional stylish colors including Amber Brown, White, Natural Gray, Sand Beige, Coral Pink and Mint Green.
The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 (SE) will be available in early 2023, and will retail for $309.95 SRP at authorized Nikon dealers. The new Nikon Z fc Black Edition paired with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens will be available in late November for $1199.95 SRP*, and will be available exclusively through the Nikon Store.
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