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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens

BH #NIZ8518 • MFR #20090
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Popular for portraiture, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S from Nikon is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its flattering focal length and bright f/1.8 design. The maximum aperture strikes a balance between size, weight, and speed, offering suitable speed for working in difficult lighting yet remaining sleek enough for handheld use. In terms of optics, two extra-low dispersion elements are featured, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and color fidelity. Also, both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are used to suppress flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and higher contrast.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Overview

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Popular for portraiture, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S from Nikon is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its flattering focal length and bright f/1.8 design. The maximum aperture strikes a balance between size, weight, and speed, offering suitable speed for working in difficult lighting yet remaining sleek enough for handheld use. In terms of optics, two extra-low dispersion elements are featured, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and color fidelity. Also, both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are used to suppress flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and higher contrast.

Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings.

Prime portrait-length lens is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Multi-focus system incorporates two separate AF drive units, which are synchronized, to deliver especially fast and accurate focusing performance. This system uses stepping motors, which offer impressively smooth and quiet autofocus qualities, that are well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
UPC: 018208200900

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.95 x 3.9" / 75 x 99 mm
Weight1.03 lb / 470 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 5.7 x 4.6"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Reviews

Beautiful

By Dariusz
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-25

Amazing sharpness and quickness.

Perfect Portrait Lens for the Nikon Z Mount System

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

Love, love, love my 85 mm prime lens! Extra sharp images and the depth of field is amazing. I've used it for about a month now and this lens has become my new favorite lens. Highly recommend this prime lens for on location portrait photographers.

My new favorite portrait lens

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

This is my new favorite portrait lens. I was a 105 guy but now I like the 85. It has a nice shallow depth of field and separates the subject from the background well.

Top rated Nikon Lense

By Bryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I was looking through DXO when I was shocked to see the Z 85 1.8 S lens was tied for 4th over all and had only one Nikon Lens rated higher. That lens was $8000. The Z 85 is $800. I had to have this one and ordered it immediately. On my Z7 ii it is unbelievably sharp. It is the best lens I own. It is better than my 105 MC.

no pop

By Scott
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

This lens has no pop. Micro contrast on this lens is horrible. Renders very flat and has cats eye bokeh. This lens is very disappointing.

Amazing Lens

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

Incredibly happy with this lens for portrait, street and some macro work. Image quality is amazing, bokeh is very pleasant and it's light weight. Focusing can be a bit slow but not an issue for me.

I AM HAPPY

By Jerson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

I WAS WAITING FOR THE F1.2 BUT IT WAS TAKING SO LONG, I DECIDED TO BUY THIS LENS. I HEARD A LOT OF GOOD REVIEWS AND THEY TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE. WELL BUILT, SHARP, GREAT IMAGES, NICE BOKEH AND GREAT PRICE. MY CONCLUSION, I AM HAPPY WITH IT.

A Great lens

By Peyton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

This 85mm lens renders beautifully. Great sharpness, and stunning when shot wide open!

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Anyone uses this lens in an indoor basketball ...

Anyone uses this lens in an indoor basketball situation? Is it fast in tracking with Z7?
Asked by: Harry
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens would be perfect for photographing an indoor basketball game. A bright aperture like the F1.8 will enable the Nikon Z7 to track at a fast speed.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2021-10-22

When is this lens expected to be released?

When is this lens expected to be released?
Asked by: John
As of the time/date of this reply, we do not have an estimated arrival date from Nikon for the arrival of the the Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens. The best I can state is if you are sure you want to purchase the lens, I would go ahead and pre-order the lens, as all pre-orders will be shipped in the order in which they are received, and all pre-orders will be shipped before the lens will be listed as "In Stock" on our website or in our NYC Superstore. If you are not purchasing at this time, but simply prefer to be notified when the lens is in stock and available for purchase, you may click the white "Notify When In Stock" button on our website and enter your e-mail address, and we will e-mail you once the lens is in stock and available for purchase.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-09-25

Where is the Z 85mm F/1.8 S made?

Where is the Z 85mm F/1.8 S made?
Asked by: Terrence
Mine is made in China
Answered by: Jack
Date published: 2019-10-25

Can i use this on a d7200?

Can i use this on a d7200?
Asked by: Kim
No, mirrorless lenses are not compatible with dslr cameras, the other way around yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-10-22

Can this lens be used for macro photography?

Can this lens be used for macro photography?
Asked by: Maureen
This is not a macro lens but with extension tubes and or close up filters, it will certainly fit the bill.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-08-11

Does this lens come with a lens hood? Thanks

Does this lens come with a lens hood? Thanks
Asked by: Allen
Yes.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-22

Does this lens suffer from focus breathing? If ...

Does this lens suffer from focus breathing? If so, is it noticeable for video?
Asked by: Ravi Kumar
all the photo lenses have lens breathing , and they are noticeable on video
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2020-09-10

What size lens filters fit on this lens?

What size lens filters fit on this lens?
Asked by: Garrett
67mm
Answered by: Harry
Date published: 2022-03-21
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