Petapixel is reporting two Nikon Z related news.
- Nikon Unveils the Ultra-Wide 14-30mm f/4 S Lens for the Nikon Z, serious ultra-wide zoom lens that is smaller and lighter than the SLR equivalent (and wider). For spring 2019 at a cost of USD1300.
- Nikonâ€™s Updated Mirrorless Lens Roadmap, including a few fast primes for this year. The 50mm is only scheduled for 2020. A small change from the previous roadmap is the 20mm and 24mm release have been swapped: the 24mm will ship this year.
Thom from Sans Mirror speculate on the mirrorless market in 2019. He gives us a manufacturer by manufacturer play:
Clearly, all the camera makersâ€”other than Pentax, who’s still wandering around in the woods somewhere seeing if trees make noises when they fallâ€”are going to be executing significantly in the mirrorless realm in the future. We’re now clearly into the DSLR-to-mirrorless transition period. How long that transition will take depends upon how fast the camera makers move.
This is what I’m predicting too: DSLR is down, mirrorless is up. It is a technological move and while it will not fundamentally change the way we use cameras, it will definitely shape its evolution.