Nikon’s Z 85mm F1.8 S short telephoto lens promises perfect bokeh, among many other things
August 7, 2019
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Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S, a short telephoto lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. The lens has a total of 12 elements, including two ED elements, along with Nikon’s Nano Crystal and Super Integrated coatings. Nikon claims that the new portrait prime is characterized by edge-to-edge sharpness (a distinct strength of the Z 35mm and 50mm F1.8 primes) and ‘natural bokeh’, making it a fast and highly practical lens for portrait photography.

Empowered by the Z mount system that fully utilises the large mount and short flange distance to allow more entry of light, the NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 S is a fast and highly practical lens for portrait photography. Unlike ordinary lenses, with the NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 S, natural peripheral illumination can be retained by receiving the exact amount of light

throughout the entire frame from the center, middle, to the peripheral areas. The 85mm F1.8 S has a nine-blade aperture, minimum focus distance of 0.8m and offers a maximum magnification of 0.12x. Its focusing group is driving by a stepping motor. The lens is threaded for 67mm filters and features a large, customizable focus.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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