Popular for portraiture, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S from Nikon
is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its flattering focal length
and bright f/1.8 design. The maximum aperture strikes a balance between
size, weight, and speed, offering suitable speed for working in
difficult lighting yet remaining sleek enough for handheld use. In terms
of optics, two extra-low dispersion elements are featured, and help to
reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high
clarity and color fidelity. Also, both Nano Crystal and Super
Integrated Coatings are used to suppress flare and ghosting for greater
color fidelity and higher contrast.
Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs
two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and
quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to
suit both stills and video needs. Additionally, a programmable control
ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and
Prime portrait-length lens is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions
and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating
subjects and working with selective focus.
extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and
chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color
Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been
applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections
for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
system incorporates two separate AF drive units, which are
synchronized, to deliver especially fast and accurate focusing
performance. This system uses stepping motors, which offer impressively
smooth and quiet autofocus qualities, that are well-suited to both
stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also
possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the
internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall
length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also
be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control
stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast
continuous shooting rates.
Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions