Nikon Announces the New NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens

The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, a portrait prime, has just arrived for the Nikon Z Series. Continuing to fill out the fledgling full-frame mirrorless lens lineup, this 85mm should be much appreciated by street photographers using the Z 6 or Z 7.

Primary lens features:

  • A high-performance lens that is part of the S-Line, a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adheres to a new benchmark in optical performance, creating new definitions of design principles and quality control
  • Achieves the three-dimensional appearance so vital to portrait photography with natural bokeh that gradually increases as the distance from the focal plane increases
  • Images that are sharp and clear all the way to the extreme edges of the frame stand in conspicuous contrast to the smooth and beautiful bokeh, which the lens is also capable of
  • A multi-focusing system that dramatically reduces aberrations for excellent imaging performance at any focus distance, including close distances
  • Adoption of two ED glass elements provides effective compensation for axial chromatic aberration
  • Acquisition of an abundance of peripheral light enables worry-free shooting at maximum aperture with a slight and gradual drop in light volume
  • Nano Crystal Coat, Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection coating technology, effectively reduces ghost and flare for sharp and clear images
  • Effective suppression of sagittal coma flare* for superior point image reproduction characteristics beginning at maximum aperture
  • A control ring that demonstrates superior operability with quiet and smooth operation
  • Adoption of stepping motor (STM) enables fast, quiet, and accurate AF drive for both still-image shooting and movie recording
  • Quiet and smooth aperture control optimized for movie recording minimizes flicker
  • Designed with consideration given to dust- and drip-resistant capability with sealing throughout
  • An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables extremely precise aperture control

The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S will be available on September 2019 at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $799.95.
For more information visit Nikon’s website.

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