Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Specifications
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|Lens Type||Prime Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon Z|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||Full Frame / APS-C|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.15x|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||61°|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||84°|
|Diaphragm Blades||9 (Rounded)|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||1|
|Nano Crystal Coat||Yes|
|Super Integrated Coat (SIC)||Yes|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Stepper Motor (STM)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.25m|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||78.0mm x 96.5mm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
|Supplied Accessories||LC-72B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-88 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case|
As you can see from the above lens specifications, the optical formula of the Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S consists of 12 elements in 10 groups, 4 of which are aspherical and 1 is extra-low dispersion (ED) element. It has a fast STM stepping motor, a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, and the lens is weather-sealed. In comparison, the Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED has a slightly different optical formula with 12 elements in 9 groups, 2 of which are aspherical and 2 are ED. It has a rounded 7-blade diaphragm, silent-wave motor and other than the rubber gasket on the mount, it is not weather-sealed.
The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED is arguably more similar in optical design, with the same number of elements and groups, except with two aspherical and two ED lens elements. It also has a rounded 9-blade diaphragm and professional-grade build quality.
The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art is optically the most complex, thanks to its 15 elements in 11 groups, 2 of which are aspherical, and 7 of which are low-dispersion glass elements (3 FLD and 4 SLD). All this obviously comes with a big weight disadvantage – the lens weighs 665 grams, which makes it the heaviest lens in the group.
Here is a quick comparison summary of these lenses:
|Lens Feature||Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S||Nikon 24mm f/1.8G||Nikon 24mm f/1.4G||Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art|
|Camera Mount||Nikon Z||Nikon F||Nikon F||5 Mounts|
|Elements / Groups||12 / 10||12 / 9||12 / 10||15 / 11|
|Special Elements||4 ASPH, 1 ED||2 ASPH, 2 ED||2 ASPH, 2 ED||2 ASPH, 3 FLD, 4 SLD|
|Coating||Nano, SIC||Nano, SIC||Nano||SML|
|Diaphragm||9 (Rounded)||7 (Rounded)||9 (Rounded)||9 (Rounded)|
Considering the above, how does the Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S stack up against these lenses in terms of sharpness performance? We answer this question on the lens comparisons page of this review.
On the next page of this review, we will take a close look at the lens sharpness and other optical characteristics of the Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S.