Product Highlights
  • f/1.8 - f/16 Aperture Range
  • 12/8 Elements/Groups
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 9 Aperture Blades
  • STM Stepping Motor AF
  • Dust & Moisture Resistant
  • 67mm Filter Diameter
  • Nikon Z Mount

Estimated Release Date: Sep 05, 2019

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Overview

Captivating Portraits. Breathtaking Details.

Elevated by advancements of the revolutionary Z mount, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a premium S-Line lens that blends optical ingenuity and artistic nuance. Flattering perspective. Breathtaking resolution. Stunning bokeh. Unwavering focus and lifelike accuracy compensation.

This is an 85mm prime lens that will thrill and inspire those who shoot portraits, headshots, fashion, weddings, tight video shots, street photography or any situation that highlights the human form.

S-Line
NIKKOR quality at its absolute best.

At the top of the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, S-Line lenses push Nikon’s tradition of optical excellence and innovation to unprecedented new heights. Superior performance and resolution. Sophisticated features and operability. Specialized technologies and reliability enhancements. All while taking full advantage of the monumental Nikon Z mount and adhering to the strictest image quality and build standards.

Pure Natural Beauty

Few subjects showcase the strengths and shortcomings of a lens more clearly than the human face.
Our eyes are so adept at detecting focus issues, facial shape distortion, unnatural skin tone—nearly any imperfection.
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S captures the human form in breathtaking clarity and sharpness.


Flattering Perspective

The shape of a face is greatly affected by focal length. The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S’s 85mm perspective is within the sweet spot for portraits and fashion, rendering faces naturally and beautifully, free of distortion.


Eye-Detection AF

Z series' outstanding Eye-AF and the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S’s extreme sharpness ensure your portraits and headshots will have tack-sharp focus right where you want it—on the eyes of your subject.


Extreme Sharpness

The extreme sharpness and resolution of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S makes it particularly well suited for capturing the subtlety and nuances of facial expressions and the emotions they convey.

Dreamy Bokeh

Beautifully blurred backgrounds naturally, and sometimes dramatically, direct your viewer’s eyes to the main subject. The nine rounded aperture blades of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S give defocused points of light a soft, round consistent shape. Plus, the transition from tack-sharp foreground to dreamy background is smooth and natural.

Great for Documentaries, Interviews and More

The artistic qualities, natural perspective, quiet autofocus and smooth aperture control of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S make it outstanding for video work in documentaries, interviews, B-roll footage and anywhere you want to isolate your subject from the background. Use the customizable control ring to create smooth iris transitions, or let Auto Aperture Control adjust the iris during exposure changes.

Superior Optical Performance

Lifelike Accuracy

2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements correct chromatic aberrations (optical color defects). Nano Crystal Coat (N) virtually eliminates flare, ghosting and coma. Optical advancements of the Z mount and S-Line render point-light sources sharper than ever without the usual diamond-shaped distortion—perfect for nightscapes, starscapes and more.

Edge-to-Edge Brightness

One of the many advantages of the larger Z mount is its ability to retain even illumination, especially at the corners of the frame. This results in bright, even exposures with minimal vignetting.

Multi-Focus System

Finely detailed high resolution photography can sometimes be susceptible to lens aberrations, such as color fringing, especially at close ranges. The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S incorporates an all-new multi-focusing system, consisting of two AF drive units precisely synchronized to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing and drastically reduce aberrations.

Enhanced Build and Reliability

Customizable Control Ring

In addition to a dedicated manual focus ring, the control ring can be used for quiet aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording or situations where complete silence is critical) or exposure compensation.

9-Blade Rounded Diaphragm

Produces stunning bokeh and stops down smoothly and evenly for consistent exposures at any frame rate.


Unwavering Autofocus

Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z Mount, focusing is fast, silent and accurate. Great for stills; even better for video.


Dual Detect 5 Axis VR

Uses the Z cameras' superior in-camera image stabilization system for up to 5 stops* of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction. Additional electronic VR (e-VR available) during video capture.

 

 


Dust and Drip Resistant

Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.

Next-Generation Z Design and Optics

Designed and optimized to take full advantage of the Z system's larger mount, Z lenses gather substantially more light, providing even illumination and improved sharpness from the center of the frame to the far edges. Autofocusing is fast and quiet. Video recording is clean and smooth with highly minimized focus breathing and reduced wobbling. Intuitive on-lens controls can be customized to your individual shooting style and so much more. Z lenses are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for complete freedom in image creation.

What's Included

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens
LC-67B 67mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
HB-91 Bayonet Lens Hood
CL-C1 Lens Case

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Product Specifications

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S 

Mount Type Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length 85mm
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8
Minimum Aperture f/ 16
Format FX
Maximum Angle of View DX-format: 18°50′
FX-format: 28°30’
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.12x
Lens Elements 12
Lens Groups 8
Compatible Format(s) FX
DX
Diaphragm Blades 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 2
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF Actuator STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 2.62 ft. (0.8m.) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Focus Mode Autofocus
Manual
Filter Size 67mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-in
Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA guidelines
Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA guidelines
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 75 x 99 mm (3 x 3.9")

* Distance from camera lens mount flange
** Based on CIPA guidelines
Weight Approx. 470 g (16.6 oz.)

* Based on CIPA guidelines

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens

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