Nikon seems to use the CES for a small product firework. Besides the much discussed announcement to support ProRes RAW via Atomos Ninja V with a future firmware update, Nikon has also introduced a new full frame wide-angle zoom for the new Z-Mount with a continuous f4: The Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S.
The interior-focusing Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S is characterized above all by its rather compact dimensions (89 x 85 mm) and low weight (485g). The flat front lens of the new Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S is a special feature - and thus even more interesting for video users - which for the first time allows the use of 82mm screw filters (such as NDs) for a corresponding wide angle. (We only know of wide-angle lenses with 14mm and shorter focal lengths that depend on a filter holder because of the curvature of the front lens).
Here also the corresponding Nikon promotion video for the Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S
And not uninteresting for the video context either: Nikon points to a newly designed focus curve in which Focus Breathing has been minimized as well as a focus shift when zooming. Initial tests should show whether this means that the Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S works 100% parfocally or "close" parfocally. Nikon&s advice that the stepper motors of the Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S should work almost noiselessly and that the aperture control can also be placed on the manual focus ring, which can be used for iris transitions or exposure corrections during filming, is also aimed at film makers.
Further data of the Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4S include 7 aperture lamellas and a close-up limit of 0.28 m.
The price for the Nikkor Z 14-30 mm is 1,449 euros - it is expected to be available from mid-April 2019.