Featuring a design with a nearly flat front lens, the 14-30mm allows for use of filter attachments (82mm) on the front element thread. Lens construction incorporates 14 elements in all, with four ED elements and Nikon’s Nano Crystal coating to reduce flare and ghosting, plus there’s a stepping motor for smooth and quiet AF, a sought-after feature for both still and especially video capture. Sealed against dust and moisture, the lens also has a customisable control ring that can be utilised for manual focus, aperture, and exposure compensation. The lens is lightweight, at 485g.