Laowa has announced it will be producing a Nikon Z version of its 9mm F2.8 APS-C prime lens which is already available in Sony E, Fujifilm X and Canon EF-M versions. It’s not a new lens, but the Nikon Z version is big news given the relative lack of lenses right now for these cameras.

We really rate the Nikon Z50 as a powerful and compact mirrorless camera for enthusiasts, together with its new stablemate, the beautiful retro-themed Nikon Z fc. The problem for both cameras, though, is that apart from the retracting Nikkor Z 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR kit lens and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto, there are no Nikon Z lenses designed for this smaller APS-C format.

There is the new, compact Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 SE  launched with the Nikon Z fc, but that’s actually a full frame lens, and unless you use a Nikon FTZ adaptor and Nikon DSLR lenses, the choices for the Z50 and Z fc are pretty limited.

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is a firm favorite with us and looks a great match for the retro-themed Nikon Z fc (Image credit: Laowa)

Laowa to the rescue with the Z-mount 9mm F2.8!

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