Classic view. Exotic aperture.
Among photo and video pros shooting portraiture, weddings, maternity, high fashion and boudoir, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S is bound to become a legend. Breathtaking realism with dreamlike depth. Backgrounds that melt away into a soft bokeh. Beautifully flattering compression. Autofocus you can trust with once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Cherished focal length.
With its flattering slimming effect, intimate yet comfortable working distance and light telephoto compression, an 85mm prime is ideal for capturing authentic human expression.
Striking background separation.
The combination of the paper-thin f/1.2 plane of focus, the flattering perspective compression of 85mm and the intense sharpness of this lens create a three-dimensional effect that immediately commands attention.
Bokeh beyond belief.
The fast f/1.2 aperture is shaped by 11 rounded blades, more than most lenses, for smoother, rounder, more natural blur. At f/2, point light sources transform into dreamlike orbs and out of focus areas dissolve into a painterly haze.
Nikon’s larger Z mount increases the light gathering performance of the f/1.2 aperture, flooding the image sensor with light and allowing you to shoot in near darkness.
Natural backlighting like sunsets can create some of the most glamorous. dramatic shots—especially at weddings. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat (N) offers extraordinary tolerance to backlighting, glare and flare, while Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical Lens Elements (AS) prevent color fringing and aberration.
Z mount: Bigger. Better.
With the largest diameter of any mirrorless system, Z mount unlocks new capabilities for lenses—larger rear elements that deliver more light to the sensor, more beautiful bokeh, suppressed focus breathing and faster camera-to-lens communication.
Dramatic focus transitions
Enable linear focusing for controlled, accurate manual focus pulling, or let the camera do the work with near-silent Eye-Detect AF. Focus breathing is highly suppressed, so you won’t notice an apparent change to field of view when moving focus from one subject to another.
Autofocus as decisive as the moment.
There’s no second chance for once-in-a-lifetime moments. Nikon’s Multi-Focus System uses dual STM stepping motors moving in sync for flawless precision, even when shooting wide open at f/1.2 where mere millimeters matter.
Textures you can almost feel.
With such outstanding resolution, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S captures the fine textures of skin, hair and fabric with lifelike precision.
S-Line: The very best.
As an S-Line lens, NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S has the most superb optics, beautiful bokeh, advanced video features and premium weather sealing and professional build quality.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
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For a full list of the technical specifications please refer to the product manual.
- Mount Type - Nikon Z Mount
- Focal Length - 85mm
- Maximum Aperture - f/ 1.2
- Minimum Aperture - f/ 16
- Format - FX
- Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) - 18°50′
- Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) - 28°30’
- Maximum Reproduction Ratio - 0.11 x
- Lens Elements - 15
- Lens Groups - 10
- Diaphragm Blades - 11 Rounded diaphragm opening
- ED Glass Elements - 1
- Aspherical Elements - 2
- Autofocus - Yes
- AF Actuator - 2 STM (stepping motor)
- Internal Focusing - Yes
- Minimum Focus Distance - 2.79 ft (0.85 m) from focal plane
- Focus Mode - Auto/Manual
- Filter Size - 82mm (P = 0.75 mm)
- Accepts Filter Type - Screw-in
- Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) - 102.5mm x 141.5mm Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange. Based on CIPA guidelines
- Approx. Weight - 1160 g Based on CIPA guidelines
- Lens Type - Prime