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Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Release Date Scheduled for September

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Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, a short telephoto lens for its full-frame mirrorless system.

The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a perfect portrait lens with Nikon promising natural-looking bokeh and lens flare that is ‘effectively countered even in back-lit situations.’ Nikon also says focusing is fast and thanks to the new Eye-Detection feature of the Nikon Z cameras, you can lock onto a subject’s eye quickly and with ease.

The lens has a total of 12 elements, including two ED elements, along with Nikon’s Nano Crystal and Super Integrated coatings. . The 85mm F1.8 S has a nine-blade aperture, minimum focus distance of 0.8m (2.6ft – the same as the AF-S 85mm F1.8 G) and offers a maximum magnification of 0.12x.

Its focusing group is driving by a stepping motor. The lens is threaded for 67mm filters and features a large, customizable focus / control ring but lacks the dedicated control ring or M-Fn buttons featured on the pro-grade Z 24-70mm F2.8 S. Cosmetically, the new 85mm matches the design of the previously-announced 35mm and 50mm F1.8 ‘S’ lenses, and Nikon claims that it offers ‘professional grade dust and drip resistance’.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens will start shipping from September with a list price of $799. Check availabiliy at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Release Date Scheduled for September

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Features

  • NIKKOR Z: designed around the wide Nikon Z mount, this lens can capture more light across the entire frame.
  • S-Line: next-dimension optical design. Anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat. Smooth, silent multi-focusing system.
  • Sharp detail: exceptional edge-to-edge performance. Minimum focus distance of just 0.80 m
  • Tough build: every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets.
  • Great for movies: silent aperture adjustment and near silent AF. Focus breathing is all but eliminated.
  • Customisable control ring: can be used for manual focusing (default), aperture control, or exposure compensation.

You can also check links below to order Nikon Z6 & Z7. The ‘S’ represents the subtle silver ring around the lens, according to Nikon.

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