Nikon’s Response to Lack of Pro Glass: ‘Here, have an 18-140mm variable zoom’

Oct 12, 2021 | Lenses, Nikon, Rumors

In a “Let them eat shoe leather” response, Nikon answers its critics worried about a lack of professional-level glass in its mirrorless Z mount system by preparing to launch a Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR superzoom.

Nikishita reports that the new lens has been added to retailer catalogs outside of Japan.

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Nikon’s lens efforts have been split between its full frame offerings and its set of crop lenses. While its release cadence is much slower than that of other OEM manufacturers, that trickle is then split between the two image circle sizes, making for a relatively paltry lens lineup in both; and one not competitive with other mirrorless-come-lately brands like Canon and the L Mount Alliance – never mind the venerable Sony E mount. Even third party makers such as Tamron and Sigma are well outpacing Nikon’s launch rate.

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