Nikon’s mirrorless Z system already has an impressive selection of Nikon Z lenses. An equally great Nikkor Z lens roadmap shows several exciting new lenses planned for release in the next few years.
Currently, most of the lenses are full-frame lenses to suit the Z6 II, Z7 II and Z9 cameras. Still, with the launch of the Z50 and Z30, Nikon has demonstrated that they also intend this mount to be used for their future cheaper APS-C “DX” crop cameras. We will undoubtedly see a few more Z DX lenses coming down the pipeline soon. In addition to the lenses listed on this page, most modern Nikon F-Mount lenses can also be used with Z Series cameras using the Nikon FTZ adapter.
Nikon Lens Terminology Key
Below is a very brief overview of the most common acronyms and abbreviations found within the names of Nikon Z lenses. For a more detailed explanation of these and other Nikon lens terminology, such as lens coatings and focus motor designs, please refer to our in-depth Nikon lens terminology guide.
- VR – Vibration Reduction is Nikon’s in-lens image stabilization technology.
- S – The S Line of lenses are Nikon’s top-grade professional-quality Z-Mount mirrorless lenses.
- SE – Special Edition versions of modern Z lenses housed in a classic design to match the aesthetics of the Nikon Z fc camera line.
- TC – Lenses with a built-in 1.4x Teleconverter, engaged by a switch on the side of the lens.
- Noct – The Noctilucx name is reserved of Nikon’s lenses that have a maximum aperture of less than f/1.0
- FX – Z lenses designed to cover a full-frame sensor.
- DX – Z lenses designed to cover an APS-C sensor.
- MC – Nikon lens with a reproduction ratio at least 1:1 ie a macro lens.
Nikon Z Lens Annual Release Rate
How many new Z lenses does Nikon release every year? The number is variable, but the chart below will give you some historical context and a reasonable indication of what can be expected. The chart also shows the split between full-frame NIKKOR Z lenses and APS-C NIKKOR Z DX lenses.
Nikon Z Lens Release Dates
The lens data table in the next sub-section is arranged in focal length order. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a chronological list of Nikon Z lens release dates so that you can find out which lenses are going to be offering the latest technology. In this section, you will find a list of all Nikon’s Nikkor Z lenses, arranged with the newest lenses at the top.
Occasionally Nikon will do a “development announcement” for their lenses. Usually, this comes in the form of a press release with very basic information about the lens and a couple of photos. In those cases, you will see two dates in the second column. The first date is the date of the development announcement and the second is the date of the official announcement.
Nikon Z Lenses – Complete Specifications
By default, lenses in the table are sorted by their widest focal length, placing wide-angle lenses at the top and super-telephoto lenses at the bottom.
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- Full-Frame Nikon Z Lenses
- Nikon Z Zoom Lenses
- Nikon Z Prime Lenses
- NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)
- NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2
- NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
- NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro
- NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
- NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
- NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S
Full-Frame Nikon Z Lenses
Nikon Z Zoom Lenses
Nikon Z Prime Lenses
Nikon Z Teleconverters
Teleconverters often called “extenders”, are used to increase the perceived focal length of a lens. Nikon’s Z teleconverters are compatible with the following lenses:
- Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
- Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
- Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
- Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
- Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S
APC-S Nikon Z DX Lenses
Nikon’s Z DX lenses are designed for their APS-C DX sensor mirrorless cameras like the Nikon Z50 or Nikon Z30. They can be used on full-frame Z series cameras, which will force APS-C crop mode to engage.
Nikon Z DX Zoom Lenses
Nikon Mount Adapters
Nikon FTZ Adapter II
The Mark II version of the Nikon FTZ Adapter shares the same functionality and F-Mount lens compatibility as the original FTZ adapter. The only difference between the two models is physical, with the new version lacking the lower bulge and 1/4″ 20 mounting point found on the original. The reason for this change is that the bulge on the original version interfered with your fingers when the adapter was used on pro-sized camera bodies like the Nikon Z9 or gripped Z6/Z7 bodies. For most people, this is a positive design change.
Some people, however, like the 1/4″ 20 thread on the original FTZ adapter for mounting heavier non-collared lenses to a Z Series camera. While it does appear that Nikon is slowly discontinuing distribution of the original FTZ adapter, they are readily available on the second-hand market since many people switched to the new Mark II version. If you like that mount point, I would advise getting your hands on one now while you can.