how2fly, a popular source for camera rumors, recently tweeted about an exciting development for Nikon enthusiasts. It seems that Nikon is set to announce a new super telephoto zoom lens, the “Z 200-600mm.” While the maximum aperture of the lens is still unknown, there are rumors swirling that it may be a non-S-Line lens with an aperture of f/6.3. This could potentially make the lens more affordable compared to other lenses in Nikon’s premium S-Line. However, given the impressive focal length range of 200-600mm, it’s unlikely to be dirt-cheap. The anticipation for this lens is already building, and the phrase “coming soon” used in the tweet could potentially lead to more leaks and speculations in the coming weeks. Nikon fans are eagerly awaiting additional information about this highly anticipated lens.
What’s even more intriguing is that the “Z 200-600mm” lens is part of Nikon’s official Z lens roadmap, as revealed in a PDF released by Nikon. This roadmap outlines Nikon’s planned lens releases, and it’s an exciting time for Nikon users to see what’s in store. Along with the “Z 200-600mm,” Nikon has listed other lenses in their roadmap, including a 35mm S-Line, 135mm S-Line, 70-18mm, DX 24mm, and DX 12-28mm PZ, with a total of 4 FX lenses and 2 DX lenses planned. This information was last updated on January 5, 2023, and it’s clear that Nikon has big plans for their Z-mount lens lineup.
Full list of NIKKOR Z lenses will be released in 2023:
- NIKKOR Z 12-28mm DX PZ lens
- NIKKOR Z 24mm DX lens
- NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 pancake lens ($496.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama)
- NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.2 S lens
- NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens (non-S)
- NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S lens ($2,796.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama)
- NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S lens
- NIKKOR Z 200-600mm f/6.3 lens (non-S)
The timing of this potential lens announcement is also worth noting, as Nikon is scheduled to release their annual financial results for the period of April 2022 to March 2023 on May 11, 2023. This could mean that there will be some exciting news from Nikon around the end of May to the beginning of June. Rumors are also circulating about the possible announcement of the “Z8” camera, which has been highly anticipated by Nikon users. Could this lens announcement be accompanied by the reveal of the long-awaited “Z8”? Nikon enthusiasts are eagerly speculating and waiting for more information to come.
The potential release of the “Z 200-600mm” lens at a reasonable price could be a game-changer for photographers who use Z-mount cameras, as it would open up new possibilities for super-telephoto shooting. Nikon users are eagerly anticipating this lens and hoping that it will be priced competitively. Additionally, the rumors of the “Z8” camera, which is expected to be announced soon, are also adding to the excitement. Nikon fans are eagerly watching for any updates and announcements from the company, as 2023 promises to be an exciting year for Nikon enthusiasts.
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