NEW YORK, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- B&H is excited to announce the first macro lenses for Nikon's Z-series mirrorless cameras: the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 and 105mm f/2.8 VR S—both providing 1:1 life-size magnification. Perfect for small subjects, close-ups, and creative applications, these lenses balance exacting optical performance with low distortion. Together, the duo allows Nikon mirrorless shooters to achieve a 1:1 magnification ratio with a native Z-mount lens instead of needing to rely on an adapter and F-mount lenses or extension tubes. Whether you are photographing flowers, insects, jewelry, portraits, or other creative macro subjects, these lenses promise exacting image rendering with minimal distortion.
The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR S, the newest member of the premium S-series of lenses, features a dual motor multi-focus STM system for quick, quiet, and reliable focusing as close as 11.4 inches (0.29m). A manual focusing ring is also included for fine tuning focus. At its closest range, the maximum aperture of the lens bumps up to f/4.5. To keep images sharp, the 105mm offers 5 stops of vibration reduction and 5-axis stabilization when used with a Z-series camera.
Optically, this lens uses Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coating to cut back on distortion for sharp, consistent image rendering. A digital display is incorporated on the lens barrel to easily keep track of aperture and subject distance. For a tailored shooting experience, an L-Fn button can be customized to your needs and a customizable control ring can be set to adjust aperture, exposure compensation, or ISO settings. A focus limiter switch is also included on the lens barrel to speed up focusing.
Outdoor photographers will appreciate that this lens is weather-sealed and features a fluorine coating on its front element to repel water, dirt, and oil. In addition to eliminating the need for a lens adapter, this lens weighs 625g compared to 720g for its F-mount equivalent, making handheld capture easier.
The Nikon 50mm f/2.8 serves as an excellent first macro lens capable of capturing a wider field of view than its larger sibling. Weighing in at just 250g, it serves as one of the lightest Z-series lenses, making it perfect for carrying out into the field. A minimum focusing distance of 6.3 inches (0.16m) allows you to get extremely close to subjects for creative effect. A manual focusing ring, AF/MF switch, and focus limiter switch are all included on the lens to streamline capture. Film shooters will appreciate that this lens is compatible with Nikon's ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter for scanning negatives.
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