The Nikon D6 DSLR
September 5, 2019
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series of flagship cameras, Nikon has announced the development of the D6 DSLR. Saying only that the D6 will deliver new technologies and reliable performance, “even in the most severe conditions”, Nikon has also planned an AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto for release as a professional sports and action lens to similarly celebrate the 60th anniversary of their F Mount.
Introduced concurrently, the company’s new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S wide angle for their mirrorless Z Mount cameras is another bright aperture model in their growing line of full frame—or FX Format as Nikon calls it—cameras and lenses. At 16mm, the flange-to-focal plane distance of the Z Mount is much shorter than the previous 46.5mm distance of the F Mount.
Also wider at 55mm in diameter over the 44mm diameter found in the Nikon F Mount, the 24mm has four Aspherical Lens Elements, one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED), glass element for aberration, a Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting and flare, and 9-blade aperture for smooth bokeh.
Their Multi-Focusing System uses two AF drives in tandem for accurate autofocus, even at the minimum focus distance. For video users, the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S has “near-silent” stepping motors, reduced focus breathing, customizable control ring for aperture and exposure compensations, and in-camera shake compensation through 5-axis VR and eVR “Vibration Reduction”.
At 16mm, the flange distance of the Z Mount is much shorter than the previous 46.5mm F Mount. Introduced in August of 2018 with the $1,799 Nikon Z 6 (list) and the $2,999 Nikon Z 7 (list), the Z Mount will fit to the extended legacy of Nikon F Mount glass through the $250 Mount Adapter FTZ.
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S wide angle will be released in October. More details on the Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR zoom will be posted as available.