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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

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 Weight1.785 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 5.7 x 4.7"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Reviews

Z-Lenses

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

It is good to have Z-lenses so you don't have to use adaptor.

Nice Lens

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

Sharp lens, great for portraits. Would recommend.

Sharp, fast focusing, smooth bokeh

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

The lens arrived just in time for a visit from the grandchildren. It helped me compose very nice group portraits with eye autofocusing working wonderfully.

Better than the $4K Zeiss.

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

This is really a great lens. Super sharp even wide open, great bokeh, fast AF. One of the best lenses Nikon has ever made. Not small though. If you want to do portraits, this is the lens for you.

Solid Portrait Lens and more!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Over the past year, I've used this 85 for portrait work both in studio and outdoors. Sharp from edge to edge with no visible distortion. The final images are clean and do not require additional post work for lens issues. I sometimes keep this lens on the camera instead of a 50 to challenge myself on subjects and composition. Just using this lens I start seeing things a bit differently. It's arguably the best 85 for the Nikon Z and well balanced with the mirrorless body.

Glad I got this lens!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I was on the fence because I still shoot film and DSLR and wanted a lens for all systems. But the ease of using this on my Nikon Z6 makes it more than worth it. Focus and bokeh out of this world. And I still have my Rokinon 85mm Cine Lens for the other cameras. Great buy!

Great Portrait Nikon S Lens

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Great Prime Lens for portraits. Well made, and light weight. Sharp as a tack. Great deal with the kit lens filter.

Review of the nikon Z85mm f1.8

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-09

A very nice lens. I had the f mount with my D850 before, but this lens married up with a Nikon Z6ii really is vrry sharp with true color rendition. I surprised that the build quality is mostly plastic though, the f mount did appear more robust.

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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: 2021-08-11

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

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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

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I'm new to photography and I just purchased my very first camera from B&H. I purchased a Nikon Z50, I'm not one to assume & I think it is compatible without the adapter. Am I right in thinking all Z lenses are compatible with my Z50?
Asked by: Christopher
The Z50 is compatible with all Nikon Z mount lenses. Being that this Z 85mm lens is optimized for a full frame camera, the lens would be more like 136mm due to the 1.5X crop factor.
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Date published: 2020-01-02
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