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

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Reviews

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.

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.

First Z lens, won't be the last

By Sam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Since I use my 85 a LOT, I decided to replace my F mount version and it was worth it. I'll be transitioning to Z lenses as my F lenses need replacing.

What more do you need?

By mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Love this lens, I think the results speak for themselves.

wonderful Z LENS

By Daoud
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

I bought this for my Z6 and I'm very happy. shipping was very fast and free, packaging was excellent can't say enough about B&H.

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.

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