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Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens

BH #NIZ5895 • MFR #20086
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Four Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
The Noct is back and faster than ever with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. Made possible by the wider design of the Z mount, this renowned and unique lens has returned with an updated design specifically for the Z-series of mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its advanced optical design and exceedingly bright f/0.95 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also affords extreme control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. Like its Noct predecessor, this lens has a manual focus design for fine-tuned control that makes it suitable for both photo and video applications. Its optical design incorporates a large-diameter ground aspherical element, which reduces spherical aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering. An ARNEO coat, along with a Nano Crystal Coat and fluorine coat, has also been applied to individual elements to greatly suppress flare and ghosting for clean, color-accurate imagery when working in strong lighting conditions.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Overview

The Noct is back and faster than ever with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. Made possible by the wider design of the Z mount, this renowned and unique lens has returned with an updated design specifically for the Z-series of mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its advanced optical design and exceedingly bright f/0.95 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also affords extreme control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. Like its Noct predecessor, this lens has a manual focus design for fine-tuned control that makes it suitable for both photo and video applications. Its optical design incorporates a large-diameter ground aspherical element, which reduces spherical aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering. An ARNEO coat, along with a Nano Crystal Coat and fluorine coat, has also been applied to individual elements to greatly suppress flare and ghosting for clean, color-accurate imagery when working in strong lighting conditions.

Balancing its optical merits, the new Noct has also been updated with an assignable Fn button for lens-based control over shooting settings. A top lens information panel is also incorporated, which allows you to quickly confirm aperture, focus distance, and depth of field settings. Also, like other S-series Z-mount lenses, there is a programmable control ring that can be set for intuitive adjustment over either aperture or exposure compensation.

Slightly longer-than-normal prime is designed for FX-format Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras, however is also compatible with DX models where it provides an 87mm equivalent focal length.
Exceedingly fast f/0.95 maximum aperture achieves an impressively shallow depth of field for dramatic selective focus effects and also benefits working in very low-light conditions.
Four extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
Three aspherical elements, including one large-diameter ground aspherical element, are used to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering. Additionally, the optical design has also been optimized for shooting at wider apertures and minimizes comatic aberrations and ensures even sharpness across the frame.
ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats are used to prevent ghosting, reflections, and flare in order to realize improved contrast and clarity when working in strong lighting and backlit conditions. The Nano Crystal Coat controls incidental light from a diagonal direction while the ARNEO Coat controls incidental light from a vertical direction. A Super Integrated Coating is also featured, to help ensure consistently accurate colors, as well as a fluorine coating, to repel dust, dirt, and moisture.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away. Focusing operations is benefitted by an OLED information panel on the top of the lens, which displays focus distance, depth of field, and aperture setting information to help recognize lens settings and hyperfocal distances quickly and easily.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust aperture settings, but can also be used to control exposure compensation settings.
Assignable L.Fn button works in conjunction with camera-based Fn buttons to provide a seamless point for quickly changing exposure settings and other functions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
An 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a distinctly smooth bokeh quality that helps to emphasize separation and depth between your subject and background.
Rotating tripod collar provides greater stability when working with this lens atop a tripod or monopod.
UPC: 018208200863

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Specs

Focal Length58mm
Maximum Aperturef/0.95
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View40° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design17 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Tripod CollarFixed and Rotating
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.02 x 6.02" / 102 x 153 mm
Weight4.4 lb / 2000 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.7 x 16.8 x 10.3"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Reviews

I just look at it from time to time.

By Spencer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

I don't actually know what to do with this beauty, perhaps if I can ever get my hands on a body for it I will do more than just hold it up to my eye while I look at my dog. Until then, at least it makes me self esteem go up.

The King of Nikkor lenses

By Tae
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-02

You really have to try it, and with focus peaking your success rate goes up much higher.

Expensive, but I don't regret buying it.

By Aguinaldo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-18

It is not my favorite focal length, but its qualities have made me exercise more and expand my horizons. I’ve been using it for a year now. The results are extremely satisfying for the quality of sharpness and bokeh. It's a beauty. Very difficult to focus, but the Z6's focus aids like peaking highlights solve this, and you have to have a very steady hand, because your breathing already changes the focus. I hardly use a tripod, so I have to be careful. The quality of the construction is impressive, one of the best I've seen on a Nikkor and the electronic viewfinder and Noct logo are very elegant. The lens is not huge (it is for a 58mm!) but it weighs 2 kg! It seems to be made of lead! I don't know why the glass has such high specific weight. I need to move around a lot to photograph (one of the reasons I hate tripods) and the weight of it gets in the way. I don't trust the camera strap, so I use a Blackrapid connected to the lens tripod support (thankfully it has) to get around and even so I support the set inside a small Lowepro bag so it doesn't get hitting my leg. Special logistics for the use of the lens. Lastly: if you want to use f / 0.95, stay in the shadows or use a neutral density filter.

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for portraits shot handheld f.95 indoor in ...

for portraits shot handheld f.95 indoor in ambient lighting would the shooter use bracketing to nail the focus?
Asked by: Joseph
Critically focusing this lens is no different than doing the same on an 85mm f/1.2 (handheld, tripod or camera stand doesn't matter) when shooting wide open and focusing on a small emphasized critical areas (e.g. eyes, eye lashes, lips). It's actually very common to resort to, or only use manual focus in many razor depth-of-field situations autofocus takes too long to (or doesn't know exactly what you want to focus on, e.g. eyes or eye lashes) achieve such minute focus; so slowly racking the focus ring across the intended focus area coupled with a 1 second burst usually does the trick, especially when shooting for pay under limited time constraints (the long focus throw many manual focus lenses aids in this respect - a shorter throw would be ridiculously awful for minute focusing, which is the entire point of a long throw). This (very fine focusing) is common place, It's neither rocket science nor extremely hard to do. Even at f/0.95, when standing at full-body distances from the subject, the thin depth-of-field isn't so thin that getting focus proves a particularly hard feat. Manual focus skills are something that generally have to be learned, and with experience one can focus confidently with relative ease.. even at f/.095 Also when shooting video, I'm not usually concerned with autofocus irrespective of what lens I'm using - manual focusing for video is commonplace. The issue isn't the ultra thin depth of field as much as it is a deficit in manual focusing skills by photographers who are out of their element doing so.
Answered by: Teila
Date published: 2022-05-08

Would this work well on a Z50 or a Z7 in DX mode?

Would this work well on a Z50 or a Z7 in DX mode?
Asked by: Gabriel
This lens would work perfectly well on both the Z50 that is a DX apsc camera or on the Z7 that is an FX full frame camera.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-01-11

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Is this lens refurbished or just 'used' condition 10?
Asked by: Jean
This is a page listing for a new Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.
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Date published: 2022-03-21
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