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Industry News: Nikon releases their Z mount lens roadmap

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Nikon and Canon are both busy building out their full-frame mirrorless lens lineup, we’ve reported on Canon’s roadmap in the past, but none of that is officially from Canon. However, Nikon has released their Z mount lens roadmap which promises 27 lenses for the system by the end of 2022.

Upcoming Nikon Z mount lenses:

  • Nikon Z 28mm
  • Nikon Z 40mm
  • Nikon Z 50mm Micro
  • Nikon Z 18-140mm DX
  • Nikon Z 24-105mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 85mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 105mm Micro S-Line
  • Nikon Z 100-400mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 200-600mm
  • Nikon Z 400mm S-Line
  • Nikon Z 600mm S-Line

You can check out the Canon RF lens roadmap here.

H. Jones

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Man do I wish Canon would do this exact thing. I'm jealous that Nikon at least confirms lofty plans and gives their customers even a silhouette of what's next.

I'm *far* more excited by the rumored Canon line-up, but it would be super nice to see that line-up told to us in official graphics with silhouettes to agonize over :LOL:
 
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AJ

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Man do I wish Canon would do this exact thing. I'm jealous that Nikon at least confirms lofty plans and gives their customers even a silhouette of what's next.
Nah, that would be boring. It is far more interesting to speculate and guess and gossip and keep the rumour mill going.
 
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Fletchahh

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With both Sony and now Nikon producing a 200-600mm, I hope that Canon or an RF mount third party follows suit as well.
 
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xps

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Dear Canon: Yes, the 200-600mm is definitively missing from my favorite brand. I hope you will produce this always-on zoom lens for birding
 
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xps

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Interested, how heavy their mirrorless primes will be. And how much better the optical quality is. And at last how much BIGGER the Nikon-Fans will be drained when they buy these primes
 

amorse

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I think I'm in the minority here, but I'm much more excited about the Canon 100-500 than the Nikon or Sony 200-600. Starting at 100 just fits my kit better, and that small size makes it so much more attractive for my use, even if the price of that is an extending barrel and 7.1 aperture. Still though, to each their own!
 
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fox40phil

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I think I'm in the minority here, but I'm much more excited about the Canon 100-500 than the Nikon or Sony 200-600. Starting at 100 just fits my kit better, and that small size makes it so much more attractive for my use, even if the price of that is an extending barrel and 7.1 aperture. Still though, to each their own!
But the Canon one has 100mm less, f7.1 aaaand is over 1/3 or 50% more expensive then the Sony!

More expensive (>3.000€ is huge!) -> less photographers use it. Nice for those who can afford it^^ ;)

For me it would be also enough to have a 300-600 f5.6 ^^... for eveything else you could pick up other lenses :) (70-200 / 24-105 or 120-300 2.8)
 
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xps

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I think I'm in the minority here, but I'm much more excited about the Canon 100-500 than the Nikon or Sony 200-600. Starting at 100 just fits my kit better, and that small size makes it so much more attractive for my use, even if the price of that is an extending barrel and 7.1 aperture. Still though, to each their own!
Yes, of course if you do a lot of hiking the 100-500 fits your needs better. For my birding attitudes each mm of focal length is wellcome. Also it is tooooo much pricy
Btw.: Great shots on your site.
 
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tron

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There was the EF28 2.8 the EF28 1.8 and then EF28 2.8 IS.
How Canon hates it exactly?
 
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I think I'm in the minority here, but I'm much more excited about the Canon 100-500 than the Nikon or Sony 200-600. Starting at 100 just fits my kit better, and that small size makes it so much more attractive for my use, even if the price of that is an extending barrel and 7.1 aperture. Still though, to each their own!

I totally agree! I can see how 200-600mm is tempting for birders and wildlife, but I can hardly see any use and it is very bulky compared to the RF 100-500mm. The Canon lense is much more versatile and when wanna shoot wildlife at long distance I'd pick up a 800mm F11.
 
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The 200-600 and 600 are whispering to me. I am looking forward to having them in my hands. I do like that Nikon allows me to plan ahead.
Actually on the Nikon side I am after the 100-400, 600, 105 macro, and the 70-200 with the TC's.
 
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Mr Majestyk

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Refreshing not to see absurdly slow telephoto zooms and primes. Such shame the 200-600 won't be S line, even more important than for the 100-400 IMO
 
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