The original Noct contained seven glass elements, and weighed a little under 500g. Compare that to the 17 elements of the new Z version, which tips the scales at a fraction over 2000g.
Like the Z 24-70mm F2.8 S, the Noct features a small display on the top of its barrel, which can be configured to show either the precise hyperfocal distance at the shooting aperture or the shooting aperture itself.
See Ken Rockwell review for this lens.
From DigitalCameraworld verdict :
The Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 NOCT is a big lens – but is not nearly as big as we had imagined, or as heavy. Even on the small Nikon Z50 it feels something that is actually usable. Used at f/0.95, the limited depth of field is incredible. With portraits you can get the eyelashes pinsharp, but leave the eyes noticeably blurred. In the right hands, and with care, this gives you an incredibly creative too. Beautiful out-of-focus circular highlights, like full moons, appeared behind the model – which portrait photographers and cinematographers will be dying to use. It is expensive – but for most pros, this is a lens that will be hired for a shoot, and as such it will be a lens that will undoubtedly always be on back order.
From PhotographyWorld conclusion :
There’s no denying the optical excellence of the Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, but with an £8,299 price tag and its awkward handling it’s not one we – or indeed Nikon – expect to see flying off the shelves. It proves exactly what Nikon can do with its new mount, but it’s more of a curio than anything else – if you can pick one up to try for rental, you might just find you fall a little bit in love with it.
See also the gallery of sample images taken with the Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.
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