THE NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7
Sales Start Date: 15th June 2023
Recommended Retail Price:
NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 – £289 (UK)
Today, Nikon expands its range of NIKKOR Z DX lenses by introducing the first DX-format prime lens. The NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 lens is fast, sharp, brilliant up close, and a great performer in low light. Compact and versatile, it’s the perfect prime lens for vibrant everyday photography.
Weighing just 135 g (approx.), the NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 pairs with Nikon Z DX cameras to create a super-compact kit that’s comfortable to carry and beautifully flexible. Wide but not too wide, the lens’ 24 mm fixed focal length gives an angle of view equivalent to 36 mm on a full-frame (FX) camera: Nikon Z DX shooters will get incredibly close to a classic 35 mm perspective, which offers superb framing flexibility and is great for landscapes, street photography, portraits, and more—as well as video.
With its f/1.7 maximum aperture, short 0.18 m minimum focus distance, and large, natural-looking bokeh, this lens’ creative credentials are impressive. Users can easily capture crisp shots of low-light situations or use faster shutter speeds to freeze motion, and they can create a real sense of depth by making subjects stand out against beautifully blurred backgrounds. For close-ups, users can capture sharp shots when the front of the lens is just 12.4 cm away from a subject: combined with the shallow depth of field possible at f/1.7, photos of subject details and close-up video footage will mesmerise.
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Nikon Europe, says: “We’re extremely happy to see the first DX prime lens join the Nikon Z family. The NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 hits the sweet spot between image quality and versatility: it’s the perfect prime for creative everyday photography and a great upgrade from a standard kit zoom lens.”
Summary of key features: NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7
24 mm DX mirrorless prime lens: great for landscapes, street photography, portraits, and more. Gives an angle of view equivalent to 36 mm on a full-frame (FX) camera. Move closer and fill the frame with a subject, or stay where you are to bring in elements of the background and create images with more context.
Fast f/1.7 maximum aperture: combines with the large Z mount to let in more light: keep ISO low and capture crisp low-light shots, or use faster shutter speeds without sacrificing brightness.
Large, natural-looking bokeh: shoot wide open at f/1.7 to make subjects and portraits pop, or give photos and videos a real sense of depth.
Fast, silent autofocus: powered by a quiet stepping motor.
Sharp up close: a minimum focus distance of just 0.18 m enables sharp shots when the front of the lens is just 12.4 cm away from a subject.
Great for video: with a perspective that’s close to the classic 35 mm view favoured by filmmakers, this is a great little prime lens for video too. It’s beautifully quiet, and focus breathing is suppressed.
Lightweight, compact, and protected: weighs just 135 g (approx.) with a compact dust- and drip-resistant build.1
Included lens hood that accepts filters: the Nikon HN-42 lens hood helps prevent ghosting and flare when shooting. It’s also possible to attach 46 mm filters to the hood.
1 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.