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  • f/1.8 - f/16 Aperture Range
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  • Full-Frame Format
  • Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
  • 11 Diaphragm Blades
  • 2x STM Motor
  • 82mm Filter Diameter
  • Z Mount
Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena L...
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Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena
A New Visual Experience

Beauty That Reaches Every Corner

Take your artistry to the edge with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a 135mm prime unlike any before it. Astonishing edge-to-edge clarity. Dreamlike circular bokeh. A focal length treasured for portraits, still life, cinema and landscapes. All with superlative craftsmanship and performance optimized for wide-open shots. Plentiful. Abundant. Extraordinary. This is the Plena.

Key Features:

  • 135mm: Versatile Medium Telephoto
  • f/1.8: Large Aperture
  • Prime: Fixed Focal Length
  • S-Line: Supreme Optics & Design
  • Z Mount: Full-Frame/FX Format

Shot with the Plena.

Groundbreaking Peripheral Illumination

The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena’s innovative design delivers more light to the edges and corners of the frame across the entire aperture range—uniform brightness that invites viewers to explore every inch of your creation.

Wide Open Without Vignetting

With so much light reaching the corners of your frame, you won’t have to stop down your aperture to prevent vignetting—it’s already minimized by design.

A Lens Only Nikon Could Create

The extra-wide diameter of Nikon’s Z mount allows for a larger curved rear element that projects light evenly across a full-frame image sensor.

Exquisite Foreground And Background Bokeh

Add spectacular drama and style to your photos and videos with large, round bokeh that spreads across the entire frame, right to the edges.

Smooth, Natural Gradation

Sharp details melt away into dreamlike orbs that gracefully envelop the focal plane.

Stunning Without Stopping Down

An 11-rounded-blade aperture gives the bokeh its beautiful near-circular shape even at its widest setting of f/1.8

Pure Colour And Sharp Edges

Advanced SR and ED glass lens elements produce bokeh free of onion rings and colour fringing.

Astonishing Precision And Clarity

Combine soft shallow depth of field with breathtaking high resolution. The delicate textures of skin and hair are meticulously rendered with lifelike nuance, free from chromatic aberrations.

Point Light, Totally On-Point

City lights and stars are captured with refined brilliance across the entire frame, giving nighttime photos and videos an unparalleled level of clarity.

Cut Through The Glare And Flare

Nikon’s most advanced anti-reflective coatings, Meso Amorphous Coat and ARNEO Coat, are combined to overcome the harshest light coming from multiple directions.

Fast, Accurate And Near-Silent Autofocus

Nikon’s Multi-Focus System uses dual STM stepping motors moving in sync for enhanced precision, especially when shooting wide open. The ultra-fast system also operates in near-silence, so you can track moving subjects without mechanical noises or vibrations.

Add A New Dimension To Your Footage

With smooth, responsive, quiet handling and a manageable 995 g total weight, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena can bring extraordinary depth and richness to your 8K and 4K footage.

Smooth, Precise Focus Pulls With Minimal Breathing

Linear focus is available in either rotation direction when using compatible Z series cameras, and your framing remains remarkably consistent even when moving focus from the foreground to the background.

Power Aperture Makes It Easy To Maintain Your Lighting

Use the clickless control ring or your camera’s Fn1 and Fn2 buttons to smoothly, steplessly open and close the aperture, allowing you quickly to respond to lighting changes beyond the reach of Auto ISO.

An S-Line NIKKOR Z Lens

At the top of the NIKKOR Z lineup are special lenses developed in pursuit of a higher level of optical performance—lenses that push the boundaries of traditional design, meet a higher standard of quality and enable new forms of image creation.

Premium Handling & Craftsmanship

  • 82mm filter ring: Use a wide range of readily available filters.
  • Smooth manual focus ring: Can be set to either rotation direction, linear or non-linear.
  • Assignable Fn button: Carefully placed for easy reach during vertical or horizontal shooting.
  • Engraved name: A sophisticated touch befitting this one-of-a-kind lens.
  • Clickless control ring: Smooth and precise. Can be assigned to control aperture, ISO, exposure compensation and more.


Aspherical Lens

A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

Short-Wavelength Refractive Lens

SR is a high- and specialized-dispersion glass lens that refracts light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light, the lens is able to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation so that the colours in your images are more accurately reproduced. It also allows for more flexible optical designs, which allows for compact, lighter lenses to be designed.

Meso Amorphous Coat

Meso Amorphous Coat realizes the highest anti-reflection performance in NIKKOR history. Meso Amorphous Coat provides an effect superior to that of Nano Crystal Coat for diagonal incident light, and an effect equivalent or superior to ARNEO Coat for vertical incident light. With its superb performance, ghost and flare caused by incident light from various directions are noticeably reduced, delivering clear images even under harsh conditions.  *With this coating system, amorphous particles, that are even smaller than nano particles, are utilized to create even more gaps within the coating to form an ultra-fine mesoporous structure, attaining a lower refractive index. In addition, a higher-precision base coat is employed to further enhance the anti-reflection effect.


An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.

Stepping Motor

NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.


A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.

IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

What's Included

NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens
LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
LC-82B 82mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
HB-108 Lens Hood
CL-C2 Lens Case


Product Specifications

Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena

Mount Type Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length 135mm
Max. Aperture f/ 1.8
Min. Aperture f/ 16
Format FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 12°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 18°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.2x
Lens Elements 16
Lens Groups 14
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization achieved with in-camera sensor-shift VR when used on a Z series camera with in-body VR.
Diaphragm Blades 11 Rounded diaphragm opening
ARNEO Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 4
SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) Elements 1
Aspherical Elements 1
Meso Amorphous Coat Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF Actuator 2 STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing Yes
Min. Focus Distance 2.69 ft (0.82 m) from focal plane
Focus Mode Auto/Manual
Filter Diameter 82mm
(P = 0.75 mm)
Accepts Filter Type Screw-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 98mm  x  139.5mm Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange
Weight 995 g ( oz)
Lens Type Prime

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens

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