Nikon is set to release a new wide-angle zoom lens for cropped sensor cameras, according to leaks.

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Nikon aficionados should be excited! Nikon Netherlands and several other European countries’ websites appear to have mistakenly revealed the development of a brand new Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens. While no official information has been released, rumours indicate that the lens is intended for cropped sensor cameras such as the recently announced Nikon Z50 and the vintage-looking Nikon Z fc.

Because there aren’t many wide-angle zoom alternatives available, this leak is especially important for Nikon users who use cropped Nikon bodies. If the rumours are true, this lens will work well with several of Nikon’s finest cameras, including the Z7 II and Z9.

The new Lens has the following features:

Although no official release date or pricing has been announced, we do know this lens is on the way because it is on the Nikon Z lens roadmap. The lens is thought to have an internal focusing system, an f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture range, and an f/16-25 minimum aperture range. It will have seven diaphragm blades and twelve elements organised in 11 groups, including an ED and aspherical lens. It will be 205g in weight, with a filter size of 67mm and a diameter of 72mm x 63.5mm.

Overall, this announcement indicates that Nikon is strengthening its lens lineup and focusing more on cropped sensor systems. We’ll keep you updated as more details become available, but we can’t wait to see what this fascinating new lens has to offer!

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