New ML lenses: better quality?

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New ML lenses: better quality?

It seems the rumors are being confirmed, there will be a 24-70mm f/4 and some very fast prime, the rumor says 58mm f/0.95. There are two images from latest video released by Nikon, today, related to that.

Fist, the classic Noct Nikkor is at center of frame with other Nikkors. Noct has been registered recently as a trademark by Nikon for all sorts of photographic gear.

This one is an enhancement of a pitch black frame:

So the new mount is indeed called Z, lens is f/4, and 72mm is the filter size, which is 10mm below that of current f/2.8, 5mm less than Canon's f/4 and 5mm more than Sony's f/4. The mount outer diameter is 67mm, from estimates, so this lens will be basically a cylinder, and it has been shown in some pictures:

This could indicate a very high-quality lens, as rear element can be as large as needed, unlike with F-mount. Does that make sense?

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