Nikon Z fc gets a trio of retro-styled lenses from TTArtisan

TTArtisan will soon offer more DX Z-mount lenses than Nikon does, with three retro-styled optics for the Nikon Z fc

by 9SIX

TTArtisan will soon offer more DX Z-mount lenses than Nikon does, with three retro-styled optics for the Nikon Z fc

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TTArtisan is soon to announce three new DX-format Nikon Z lenses, with retro styling to complement the new APS-C Nikon Z fc. The three lenses will be a 50mm f/1.2, 35mm f/1.4 and 17mm f/1.4.

While we all swooned at the looks and features of the Nikon Z fc, announced in June 2021, it can’t be denied that the lack of dedicated lenses for the camera (both in terms of matching retro aesthetic and the DX / APS-C format) is a strike against it.

Even though the first DX-format Z-mount camera, the Nikon Z50, was announced all the way back in 2019, Nikon still only has two DX lenses for the Z system. While these cameras can use full-frame Z-mount optics, the lack of lenses designed specifically for users of this crop-sensor system is disappointing.

Compare it to the range of Fujifilm lensesCanon EF-M lenses, Canon EF-S lenses or Sony E lenses, and it seems a little threadbare

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(Image credit: TTArtisan/NikonRumors)

So, these stylish optics from TTArtisan should go some way to redressing the balance. The three lenses are all kitted out in stylish silver trim, and are all manual-focus only. The generous large apertures on all of these primes should open up possibilities for night time shooting – and given that the 50mm f/1.2 will provide an equivalent focal length of about 75mm, it should prove to be a pretty credible portrait lens as well.

Like the majority of optics from the manufacturer, the lenses are highly affordable; the 50mm f/1.2 retails at $98 (approximately £70 / AU$133), the 35mm (52.5mm equivalent) f/1.4 at $73 (£52 / AU$99) and the 17mm (25.5mm) f/1.4 at $118 (£85 / AU$160). Black versions of the lenses are already available on the TTArtisan web store, and the silver version of the 35mm f/1.4 has appeared, so the others should be added soon.

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The 35mm is available in its silver version on the TTArtisan website (Image credit: TTArtisan)

We’ll have to get our hands on them ourselves to see how they perform but, in terms of style and complementing the looks of the Nikon Z fc, TTArtisan has smashed it out of the park. This is one of the most visually delightful camera / lens combinations we’ve seen in a while and, if the popularity of the Z fc is any indication, we might expect to see a few photographers out in the wild trying it for themselves.

And if nothing else, maybe this will encourage Nikon to produce a few more DX-format Z lenses of its own!

Source: digitalcameraworld

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