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.