Nikon introduced earlier today another lens for its Z mount lineup – the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S – the third prime lens in this new line.
The lens has 12 elements in 8 groups including two ED elements and nano-coating as well as dust and moisture resistance with 9 aperture blades. The lens weighs in at 1.03 lb / 470 g.
The minimum focus distance is 80cm (with a 1:8 max magnification) and the lens has a 67mm filter thread. the lens uses a stepping motor (STM) to enable fast, quiet, and accurate AF drive for both still image shooting and movie recordings.
The new Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S on the Z7
It worth mentioning that Nikon has yet to introduce any fast f/1.4 prime lenses for the Z mount (although you can of course still use the entire F-mount with the Nikon adaptor). On the more positive note though, the ultra-fast NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct (manual focus lens) will start pre-order soon – so there will be more options for those looking for speed in the Z-mount in the near future.
As for pricing and availability, the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S will start shipping this September for a price of $800.
New portrait Z-mount lens
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