Announcement: Nikon Zf

On September 20, 2023, the Nikon Zf camera was announced.

Nikon Zf

Nikon Zf

Main characteristics

  • Bayonet mount Nikon Z
  • Full frame 24.5 MP BSI CMOS sensor (6048 x 4032)
  • ISO 100-64.000 expandable to ISO 50-204.800
  • EXPEED 7 processor
  • Built-in image stabilization up to 8 stops
  • 4K 30p 10-bit H.265 SDR/N-Log/HLG to memory card + 4K 60p + Full HD 120p
  • EVI 1.27 cm and 3.690.000 pixels (Quad VGA) OLED, 0.8X magnification, 100% coverage
  • Main display 3.5 inches, 2.1 million dots
  • Minimum excerpt electronic/mechanical shutter 1/8.000 second
  • Flash sync 1/200 second
  • Maximum continuous shooting speed: 14 fps RAW or 30 fps JPEG
  • 273 phase focusing points, sensitivity from -10 up to +19 EV
  • Two memory card slots: SDXC UHS II + Micro SD
  • Many connectors
  • Weight: about 710 grams with battery and two memory cards
  • Price: about 2000 dollars


Full frame Nikon Z mount cameras

  1. Nikon z5 [July 2020, AliExpress]
  2. Nikon z6 [August 2018]
  3. Nikon z6 ii [October 2020, AliExpress]
  4. Nikon z7 [August 2018]
  5. Nikon z7 ii [October 2020, AliExpress]
  6. Nikon z8 [May 2023, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon z9 [October 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Zf [September 2023]

List of all 'Nikon Nikkor Z' full-frame lenses for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount


  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 20 mm 1:1.8 S [February 2020, Aliexpress Nikon Store]
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 24 mm 1:1.8 S [September 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 26 mm 1:2.8 [January 2023]
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 28 mm 1:2.8 [October 2021, AliExpress]
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 28 mm 1:2.8 SE [June 2021]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 35 mm 1:1.8 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 40 mm 1:2 [September 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Nikkor Z 40 mm 1:2 SE [November 2022]
  9. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.2 S [September 2020]
  10. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.8 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  11. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:2.8 MC [June 2021]
  12. Nikon Nikkor Z 58 mm 1:0.95 S Nod [October 2019]
  13. Nikon Nikkor Z 85 mm 1:1.2 S [January 2023]
  14. Nikon Nikkor Z 85 mm 1:1.8 S [July 2019, AliExpress]
  15. Nikon Nikkor Z 105 mm 1:2.8 S VR MC [June 2021]
  16. Nikon Nikkor Z 135 mm 1:1.8 S full [September 2023]
  17. Nikon Nikkor Z 400 mm 1:2.8 S VR TC [January 2022]
  18. Nikon Nikkor Z 400 mm 1:4.5 S VR [June 2022, AliExpress]
  19. Nikon Nikkor Z 600 mm 1:4 S VR TC [November 2022]
  20. Nikon Nikkor Z 600 mm 1:6.3 S VR PF [October 2023]
  21. Nikon Nikkor Z 800 mm 1:6.3 S VR PF [April 2022]


  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-24 mm 1:2.8 S [September 2020, Aliexpress Nikon Store]
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4 S [January 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28 mm 1:2.8 [September 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-50 mm 1: 4-6.3 [July 2020, AliExpress]
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1:4 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1:2.8 S [February 2019, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120 mm 1:4 S [October 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-200 mm 1: 4-6.3 VR [February 2020, AliExpress]
  9. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8 [December 2021, AliExpress]
  10. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-400 mm 1: 4-8 VR [March 2024]
  11. Nikon Nikkor Z 70-180 mm 1:2.8 [June 2023]
  12. Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200 mm 1:2.8 S VR [January 2020, AliExpress]
  13. Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 S VR [October 2021]
  14. Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600 mm 1: 5.6-6.3 VR [June 2023]

Third party autofocus full-frame lenses for Nikon Z mount

  1. felttrox: 16/1.8, 20/2.8, 24/1.8, 28/1.8, 35/1.8, 40/2.5, 50/1.8, 85/1.8
  2. Tamron: 28-75/2.8G2, 35-150/2-2.8, 70-300/4.5-6.3, 150-500/5-6.7
  3. yongnuo: 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8
  4. Meike: 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 85/1.4
  5. TTArtisan: 32/2.8
  6. 7Artisans: 50/1.8
  7. AstrHori: 85/1.8
  8. laowa: 10/2.8

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Comments: 24, on the topic: Announcement: Nikon Zf

  • Dmitry Kostin

    Much cheaper than DF at the start, for which they asked $2750 for a bodysuit and $3000 for a kit with fifty dollars.
    It's just like the Z6, isn't it?

    • Dmitry Kostin

      The price is interesting, but I can’t understand – what’s the catch?

      • Arkady Shapoval

        DF had a top sensor from D4/D4s with cut off video, which is why it made noise less than four. And here is a “regular” 24MP BSI, but according to the idea there should have been a top-end stacked CMOS from Z9

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I would say that the Df is a mixture of D4 and D600.
      And Zf is a mixture of Z5 and Z6 II. That's why the price tag is lower.

  • Tserg

    A 24MP sensor is moreover becoming the norm on many mirrorless cameras.
    And from retro design, this is also for those who deserve such a style. The excessive number of rotators does not always lead to handiness))

    • Arkady Shapoval

      stretches from the first A7 since 2013 (already 10 years)

  • Ivan_Io

    The stabilizer was pumped, the speed was slightly increased (wrong with the shutter turned off). Well, the design, in my opinion, is so retrograde, I wouldn’t take it, it looks clumsy from the front.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      and there are no retro optics, only 2 SE lenses for ZF

      • AnKo

        Through the FTZ adapter, retro optics have been available since 1959;)

        • Arkady Shapoval

          a fortiori

    • Andrew

      Due to the lack of uncompressed RAV, the frames per second were increased, it would have been better to leave the first one.

  • Vladyslav

    All this is cool, of course, but I can hardly imagine it as a main camera, the grip is 100% uncomfortable, and it’s practically non-existent. So, a nice toy for the soul and only with compact optics, well, this is logical and let this be an option. But it would be better to update your Z5, Z6 and Z7 first.

    • Dmitry Kostin

      The problem with the grip can be partly solved as soon as the L-plates (and cages) come out, which sometimes have a good additional grip.

      • Vladyslav

        Yes, of course, I'm sure they won't keep you waiting for long, but they increase both the size and weight, and spoil the whole retro design, which is the main feature of this camera. Well, that's it

  • wj

    In terms of electronics and functionality, the camera is a significant step forward compared to the Z6II, but in design and execution it is actually a Zfc with a full-frame sensor.
    Personally, the camera is of little interest to me, its ergonomics are too bad, especially with large lenses, and there are fewer controls than the same Z6II. But it allows you to peek at the functions that will appear in the Z6II a little later.
    It’s good that high res mode has finally appeared, but it’s bad that the pictures will have to be stitched together on a computer and you won’t be able to do it without a tripod. Olympus and Panasonic have already shown that this is possible both when shooting handheld and directly in the camera.
    It’s also nice that the branded additional handle has an Arca-Swiss mount - if I’m not mistaken, this is a first for Nikon. I would like to hope that such a mount will later appear on the feet of “large” lenses. It is high time.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      And what is a significant step forward in electronics?

      • AnKo

        zf has a newer and stronger processor (the same as in the z8/z9) to replace the dual one on the z6II/Z7II. The focus is on the speed and accuracy of autofocus.
        zf – higher ISO values
        zf – I may significantly change the stabilization system of 8 stops from the equalized one with 5 stops on z6/z7
        zf – has a special function (pixel shift - Pixel Shift), which improves the clarity of the output photo. In general, a single camera in a line of Nikon cameras has this function. I suspect that this function may soon appear on the z8/z9 but not on the z6/z7 due to a defective processor tension.
        zf – May 3D sweetening (3D Tracking). z6II/Z7II don't bother anyone.
        zf – has a significantly sensitive autovoice system -10 to +19 EV in comparison with -4.5 to +19 EV on the z6II/Z7II, which allows zf to focus in much darker minds.

        zf has more clear parameters for video.

        I'll turn the rotating screen up. This gives the photographer more flexibility during the shooting process. The same goes for electronics.

        • Eugene

          You are not on a farm, stop using Surzhik here!!

  • Ivan_Io

    What about the display, did they really make it rotary... then that’s a “+” for that.

  • Igor

    I looked at the reviews. I’ll probably keep the Fujifilm X100V as a retro camera, but as the main one I’m thinking of changing the system and taking the Sony Alpha ILCE-7M4.

  • Bohdan

    In terms of video, it’s already good, 10 bit per memory card is cool, another 60p per card, writing from any sensor, you could easily buy it for video

  • Pavlo

    I have a new dream!

  • Dmitriy

    I have. I'm happy. I took 18-140, 40 se, 85 1.8, ftz for it, and the kit included 28 se.

  • sandro

    I tried the Zfc version yesterday. The feel of the plastic is not a retro camera in the Nikon FM2 design, but something similar to younger plastic non-autofocus cameras like the Nikon FE10 or Minolta X-300.

    I wonder if this one has a better design for 700 grams of carcass weight?

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