Nikon has released its new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses. One is a high-performance fast prime, while the other is a compact, lightweight pancake wide-angle lens.
NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Lens is an ultrafast prime lens for Za mount cameras such as the Z9, Z7 II, and Z6 II. Nikon claims that it has superior rendering performance and that is capable of producing beautiful round bokeh.
- Full Frame Format | f/1.2
- 127mm Equivalent Format on DX
- Fast Aperture Portrait-Length Prime Lens
- Multi-Focus System and Dual STM
- Control Ring and Function Button
- 15 Elements, 10 Groups
- 2 Aspherical, 1 ED Element
- Extensively Weather Sealed
- Dust Resistant
- Filter Size: 82mm
The lens uses a multi-focus system with dual STM motors that are said to provide fast and precise focus regardless of whether you are shooting stills or video. The linear focus function is internal, which results in minimal amounts of focus breathing.
The optical design consists of two aspherical elements combined with one ED element to help minimize fluctuations from aberrations. This is said to lead to very good corner-to-corner sharpness and it helps reduce the amount of onion-ring bokeh. The lens has 11 aperture blades. A Nano Crystal coating is claimed to prevent ghosting and flare effects.
The lens features weather sealing and there is a programmable control ring
which by default allows you to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Price & Availability
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S will be available soon for $2,796.75 USD.
As a price comparison, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens retails for $2,499 USD., the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS Lens is $2,799 USD and the slightly slower Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens is $1,798 USD.
NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Lens
The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens is being touted as a versatile, compact, and lightweight wide-angle prime for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras.
- Full Frame Format | f/2.8
- 39mm Equivalent Format on DX
- Slim, Compact Wide-Angle Prime Lens
- All-Element Focusing System
- Control Ring
- 3x Aspherical Elements
- Weather Sealed
- Filter Size: 52mm
- Includes HB-III Lens Hood
It features a slim design and it only weighs 4.6 oz / 130 g. It has a close focus ability of 8″ / 20.3 cm.
The optical design of the lens features 8 elements in 6 groups, and it has a 7-blade aperture.
The lens utilizes an All-Element Focusing System that moves all lens groups and elements at once. It also has a programable control ring and it is weather sealed.
Price & availability
The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 should be available soon for $496.95 USD.