Although we have had pretty good discounts on Nikon Z camera bodies, other than the FTZ adapter, we have not yet seen any instant rebates on Z-mount lenses. It looks like Nikon is starting this fall sales season with a few Z lens rebates, as well as more Nikon Z cameras. Let’s take a look at what lenses are going on sale.
Nikon Z Lens Rebates
The first Nikon Z instant lens rebates are fairly limited, and include the following lenses:
- Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S – $946.95 ($100 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S – $896.95 ($100 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S – $696.95 ($150 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S – $696.95 ($100 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S – $1096.95 ($200 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S – $1996.95 ($300 Off) (PL Review)
If you have been waiting for a good discount on Z-mount lenses, these are excellent deals on some of the finest mirrorless lenses on the market today. Check out the review links to the right of each lens to see how these lenses perform, especially when compared to their F-mount counterparts. Personally, if I limited myself to a couple of lenses from the above list, I would probably grab the Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S and Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lenses. But if I could make a good prime kit, it would consist of the Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and 85mm f/1.8 S lenses. I really wish the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S was discounted though, as it is the best of the bunch optically. But Nikon is not going to put that up for a rebate, because it sells more than any other Z-mount prime.
Nikon F Lens Rebates
Nikon also has instant rebates on some F-mount lenses. Most of these are the ones that typically get discounts every year:
- Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED – $1796.95 ($200 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED – $676.95 ($70 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED – $1796.95 ($200 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 28mm f/1.8G – $626.95 ($70 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 35mm f/1.4G – $1546.95 ($150 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 50mm f/1.8G – $195.95 ($20 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 58mm f/1.4G – $1446.95 ($150 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED – $1346.95 ($400 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR – $996.95 ($100 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED – $1446.95 ($150 Off) (PL Review)
- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR – $1896.95 ($450 Off) (PL Review)
Personally, I would stay away from the 24mm f/1.4G ED, 35mm f/1.4G and 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lenses, since they cannot resolve enough detail on a high-resolution camera body. My personal favorites from this list are the Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED (absolutely stellar lens), 50mm f/1.8G (solid and very inexpensive), and the holy trinity. I prefer the 58mm f/1.4G for portrait work compared to the 50mm f/1.8G, but it is much more expensive in comparison.
Nikon Camera Rebates
If you want to buy a new camera body, check out the below rebates:
- Nikon Z50 (Up to $250 Off)
- Nikon Z5 ($100 Off)
- Nikon Z6 II with FTZ Adapter ($200 Off)
- Nikon Z7 II with FTZ Adapter ($200 Off)
The Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are brand new, and are not really on a rebate – Nikon is simply making the $250 FTZ adapter $200 cheaper when bundled with these cameras. Still, an excellent deal, especially for those who want to move from Nikon F to Nikon Z.
This doesn’t exactly fit your post but I trust you can answer my question more than the many folks I’ve contacted. I recently purchased a Z7. I like the camera but I’m having a problem getting the Image Review to stay on the monitor. When I’m shooting I prefer to view the images on the EVF viewfinder. After I take a landscape shot I want the image review in the monitor. The Z7 has a Monitor Mode Button and every time I make a change (monitor to EVF, EVF to monitor, etc) it changes the Image Review also. I’ve asked around, even at my camera shop, and no one seems to know what I should do to keep the Image Review in the monitor. Help please …
As a recent convert from the Fuji X-System to the Nikon Z7 and Nikkor S lenses, I always look forward to your excellent articles and informative reviews! Regarding your comment to Kristopher below, though I have the Nikkor S 50 f/1.8, and find it stellar as you mentioned, I also find that the Nikon AF-P Nikkor FX 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR Zoom with FTZ Adapter, on the Z7, is superbly sharp as well…and, quite surprisingly, VERY close to the Nikkor S 50 f/1.8 at f/8! Thank you for your inspiring work!
Based mainly on recommendations by you and Spencer, I purchased the Z6 with 24-70 f4 S lens about a year ago and I couldn’t be happier. I shoot a lot of landscapes (in additio to travel and general use) and I find the 24mp sensor to be just fine for my needs, even for prints up to 18 x 24. In fact, with the current Nikon sale, I’ve added the 20mm f 1.8 S, which so far (just one week) has been outstanding! Your balanced, thoughtful reviews are the best.
Thank you for your wonderful informative reviews – they are so helpful.
With the introduction of the new Z6ii and z7ii, their specs are nearly identical – is the Z7ii with the larger sensor worth the $1,000 price difference? Or is it marketing hype with the 24 MP sensor being fully capable. Since you own both cameras (Z6 and Z7). Do you see the difference in prints?
Both have the same sensor size – it is only the resolution that is different. 24 MP is more than enough for most people. Only get the Z7 II if you exclusively shoot landscapes / architecture, or do product photography in a studio – and only if it is important to your clients…
After watching so many toxic YouTube influencers I finally unsubscribed from them and I am fully endorsing the Nikon mirrorless Z camera. I pre-ordered today the Z6 II along with the Z 35mm and Z 85mm lenses. Enough talking, I voted today with my money (exactly $3,450) for this combo.
Kristopher, welcome to the Nikon Z mirrorless club! Don’t worry about the so called influencers who trash this system. I have been using the Nikon Z6 and Z7 since the day it was released, and I love it. Just hoping to see a 70-200mm f/4 sooner than later, since I don’t want to buy the 70-200mm f/2.8 :)
I own both Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S and Z 85mm f/1.8 S lenses. Simply superb!
Why not (the 70-200mm f/2.8)? Reviews suggest it is very good?
Hi Shyam. IMHO, the Nikon AF-P Nikkor FX 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR (with FTZ Adapter) on a Nikon Z7 is superb, both in sharpness and AF speed!
Kristopher, I second what you wrote (minus the 35mm & 80mm part – 14-30 f/4S, 24-70 f/2.8S & f/4S, and 50 f/1.8S soon to be replaced I hope with f/1.2S on my end:)
Congrats Fabrice! Those are all superb lenses. Want to buy the 50mm f/1.2 S real bad, but man, it is expensive! Will need to save up to get it, eventually.
I am personally waiting for a 135mm f/1.8 or f/2.0 S, plus a light and compact 70-200mm f/4 or 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 for travel. An UWA Z-mount 19mm or wider would likewise be a sure buy.
Could you explain a little more about this,
“Personally, I would stay away from the 24mm f/1.4G ED, 35mm f/1.4G and 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lenses, since they cannot resolve enough detail on a high-resolution camera body”
Edgar, you have probably missed this article, which I posted a while ago:
That was a great article. Why buy a lens that can’t resolve anywhere near the capability of my Z7 sensor.
Michael, yes, exactly! That’s why Nikon is redesigning all lenses for the Z mount, since many F mount lenses are no longer good enough for current and future high-res sensors.