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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit
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
Complementing the lens itself, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the portrait-length prime with a 67mm UV filter.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Overview

Complementing the lens itself, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the portrait-length prime with a 67mm UV filter.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens

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

Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVAT UV Filter

The Pro 67mm 98-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. Resistance coating improves the scratch resistance of the glass, and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.


98% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allows you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Optical Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.


Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top Knurling

Top knurling offers a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593695

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens 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"

Chiaro Pro 67mm 98-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size67 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet67 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Reviews

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.

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.

Exactly what i needed

By Tori
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I am happy to add the 85mm to my collection for my Z6ii.

Nikkor 85mm heritage

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

I have used Nikon 85mm portrait lenses since 1974: two versions of the MF f2 and one version of the AF f1.8 with stellar results. Each lens served me for 15 years each and my wedding, business and family portrait clients were always pleased with my results on film and digital. The camera bodies I used? Nikon's EL, F3HP, F5 Anniversary, D700, D800 and D810. This lens continues that tradition on my Z bodies with all of the advances that today's Nikon innovation can provide.

A very sharp lens!

By Ted
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-20

Even at 1.8 this lens is very sharp. No disappointments when using this lens.

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.

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Two reviews have described a pronounced focus ...

Two reviews have described a pronounced focus shift with this lens and they said to stop down before focusing to correct for this. Doesn't this limit the ability to focus this lens in low light? How do you do get around this problem?
Asked by: Russell
The Nikon Z bodies focus at the chosen aperture if you are shooting between wide open and f5.6. But when stopped down further than f5.6 (say f16 for example), they focus at f5.6 first, then take the picture at f16. That minimizes focus shift as compared to focusing at wider apertures.
Answered by: Ernest
Date published: 2021-08-11

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: 2021-08-11

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
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
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