The following video presents NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S First Impressions:
“Introducing the new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S, a premium S-Line lens for Z Series shooters looking to create captivating portraits and dramatic video with breathtaking bokeh and resolution. Watch to see wedding & portrait photographer Chloé Lapeyssonnie’s first impressions of this new prime lens.“
Today, Nikon Canada announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S, a fast prime lens with a classic medium telephoto focal length for the Nikon Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The following video presents Z Series First Look – Photo (Part 1):
“Mark Cruz discusses the new Z series of full-frame mirrorless cameras from Nikon. In this first video, he will go into the still photography features and how seamlessly the new Z7 and Z6 will fit into your shooting lifestyle.
Z Series First Look – Video https://youtu.be/c_K9Kszkzrg
Z Series First Look – Lens/Mount https://youtu.be/ub80l5U4qik “
July 31, 2019
NIKON UNVEILS THE NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S- A FAST, FLATTERING PORTRAIT LENS FOR Z SERIES CREATORS
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Delivers Gorgeous, Natural Bokeh and Remarkable Edge-to-Edge Sharpness for Crisp Portraits and Dramatic Video
MISSISSAUGA, ON –
Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S, bringing a fast prime lens with a classic medium telephoto focal length to Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Ideal for headshots, fashion photography, wedding / event photography and tight video shots, the 85mm f/1.8 S was designed to take full advantage of the wider, brighter and faster Z mount. This new addition to the S-Line delivers exceptional sharpness all the way to the corners of the frame, even at f/1.8, while integrating the latest NIKKOR optical technologies for intense rendering capability. Nikon Z series photographers and videographers who want to bring striking clarity to a subject’s eyes, or who demand shallow depth of field and beautiful, natural bokeh will find the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S a welcome addition to their kit.
With the addition of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S, Nikon Z series photo and video shooters now have a native Z mount option for capturing striking portrait photography, fashion, event images, tight interview shots or B-roll footage that add emphasis to any scene. This is also the latest lens to join the NIKKOR S-Line, which represent the pinnacle in optical superiority and construction.
The 85mm f/1.8 S’s fast f/1.8 maximum aperture allows users to confidently shoot in low light and capture gorgeous, shallow depth of field that adds dimensionality and character to high-resolution images and 4K video footage alike. Adding to this natural look is a lens diaphragm consisting of nine rounded blades, which produce smooth, natural bokeh which gently leads the viewer’s eye to the subject of the frame. With the release of Firmware 2.0 and Eye-Detection autofocus, the Nikon Z series cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses offer even more control and capabilities when capturing stunning portraits and candids.
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S uses an all-new optical design of 12 elements in 8 groups and features the industry-leading lens technology consumers have come to expect from NIKKOR glass. Two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements help ensure minimal aberration, while Nikon’s patented Nano Crystal Coating offers superior control of ghosting and flare. Additionally, the high-speed Multi-Focus System realizes superior resolving power at minimum focus distance. These cutting-edge features are protected from the elements by Nikon’s professional-grade dust and drip resistance.
As with all NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses, the 85mm f/1.8 S was built to cater to the needs of videographers as well as image makers. The lens features an ultra-quiet focus motor, minimized focus breathing, a customizable control ring for smooth adjustment of aperture or exposure compensation, and full compatibility with the in-body 5-axis VR found in the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.
NIKKOR Z S-Line
The 85mm f/1.8 S joins the superior “S-Line” of NIKKOR Z lenses. Designed alongside the revolutionary Nikon Z mount system, S-Line lenses boast superior resolution, beautiful bokeh rendition, exceptional point-image reproduction, enhanced video recording performance and unmatched edge-to-edge sharpness, even when shooting at the maximum aperture.
Born out of Nikon’s heritage of optical excellence, the S-Line sits at the cutting edge of imaging technology and innovation and represents a new potential for image expression.
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S will be available in September 2019 at a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,119.95*. For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S and the full Nikon Z mount system, please visit www.nikon.ca.
Nikon is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. In 2017, Nikon celebrated a legacy of innovation with its 100-year anniversary celebration. Nikon Canada Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Canada Inc., announced the production of 100 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, visit www.nikon.ca, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon Canada on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer
Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length: 85mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 18°50′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 28°30’
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.12x
Lens Elements: 12
Lens Groups: 8
Compatible Format(s): FX, DX
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
ED Glass Elements: 2
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.8 m. from focal plane at all zoom positions
Focus Mode: Autofocus, Manual
Filter Size: 67
Accepts Filter Type: Screw in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 75mm x 99mm
Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA guidelines
Approx. Weight: 470g
Based on CIPA guidelines
Lens Type: Prime
The following video presents
“More than #mirrorless. The design of the new Nikon Z mount system. When we created the #Nikon Z camera we didn’t just create a new camera. We reimagined what a mirrorless camera can do. Superior ergonomics make these cameras feel like a Nikon. The ultra-wide mount and advanced optical technology redefine creative possibilities.“
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