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Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens

Introducing the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a revolutionary telephoto prime lens by Nikon that redefines imaging standards within the Z System. This lens, designed for the mirrorless Z Series, captures unparalleled image quality in popular focal lengths, making it ideal for portraiture, still life photography, and cinematic video. The Plena's innovative optical design, leveraging the Z-mount's large diameter, ensures edge-to-edge clarity and produces a iconic circular bokeh across the entire frame, eliminating vignetting and color aberrations.

Crafted with a short-wavelength refractive front element, aspherical element, and four extra-low dispersion elements, this lens minimises fringing, flare, and color bleeding, ensuring exceptional clarity. Its Multi-Focus System, driven by dual STM stepping motors, delivers rapid and precise autofocus, while the programmable linear focus ring enables smooth manual focus. Perfect for cinematographers, this lens offers smooth aperture transitions and effortless focus shifts, enhancing video capture capabilities.

  • Full-Frame
  • f/1.8 to f/16
  • Fast, Lightweight Telephoto Prime
  • Multi-Focus System
  • Round Bokeh from Edge to Edge
  • ED, SR, and Aspherical Elements
  • Programmable Linear Focus Ring
  • Customisable Control Ring
  • ARNEO and Meso Amorphous Coatings
  • Dust- and water-resistant Design

This lens from Nikon delivers unprecedented image quality and artistic versatility, seamlessly blending edge-to-edge clarity, mesmerising circular bokeh, and rapid, precise autofocus in a lightweight, all-metal construction. All of these features make it the ultimate choice for photographers and cinematographers seeking to capture the magical essence of any scene, professionally.

Step into a world where every image tells a story of exceptional clarity and artistic brilliance with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens. Nikon's masterpiece transcends conventional photography, capturing details of light and shadow with its breakthrough optical design. From the soft touch of its bokeh to the precision of its focus, this lens transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary visual narratives. 

Fill the Frame with Magic

Nikon's NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens is a revolutionary telephoto prime, packed with cutting-edge features. Designed for the mirrorless Z System, it introduces unparalleled image quality to the popular 135mm focal length. Harnessing the Z-series' larger mount diameter, this lens delivers remarkable clarity from edge to edge. Its unique ability to produce ethereal circular bokeh across the entire frame creates a painterly effect, making it ideal for capturing stunning portraits, still life compositions, and cinematic videos. With its innovative technology and superior optics, the Plena lens redefines creative possibilities for photographers and filmmakers alike.

Innovative, Z-Series Optical Design

Crafted with meticulous precision downstream of the Z-mount's large diameter, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens stands as a testament to Nikon's optical innovation. It pioneers the Z-series' light gathering potential, illuminating the extreme edges of the frame with unparalleled consistency, all thanks to its larger rear element. This lens is a masterclass in clarity, reducing vignetting and maximising brightness through a clear path of light, resulting in the Plena's signature round bokeh. Beyond its bokeh magic, this lens excels in image clarity. Its arsenal includes a short-wavelength refractive front element, an aspherical element, and four extra-low dispersion elements, ensuring minimal color bleeding, fringing, and flare. In challenging lighting, ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats battle chromatic aberrations, delivering exceptional contrast and clarity. Furthermore, its prowess in transitioning focus zones, coupled with remarkable resolving power, produces awe-inspiring subject separation and textural detail even at the widest aperture. This lens is not just a tool; it's an optical marvel, capturing the world with unprecedented brilliance.

Fast, Accurate Autofocus

Nikon’s exclusive Multi-Focus System integrates two synchronised AF drive units, ensuring lightning-fast and precise focus across the entire zoom range. Powered by dual STM stepping motors, this system delivers exceptionally quiet and smooth autofocus performance, making it ideal for both still photography and video applications. Moreover, the lens features a customisable linear focus ring, enabling effortless manual focus with seamless rotation in both directions, enhancing the lens's versatility and user experience.

Optimised for Cinematic Video

Tailored for cinematographers, the Plena lens is meticulously crafted, starting with its widely favoured focal length that naturally creates a distinct separation between the subject and the background. Beyond its breathtaking visuals, the Plena boasts seamless aperture transitions and effortless shifts between focus positions, ensuring a cinematic touch to every frame. When paired with Nikon's advanced Multi System Focus autofocus, on-lens manual focus choices, and the comprehensive range of video capture options available within the Z System, the Plena transforms ordinary footage into cinematic masterpieces, enhancing the depth and storytelling potential of every shot.

Body, Handling, and Ergonomics

The Plena lens goes beyond its exceptional imagery, boasting a meticulous design that extends to its lightweight, all-metal construction, allowing for easy portability and compatibility with 82mm filters. Its versatility is enhanced by a clickless control ring, enabling adjustments to aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation, while an easily accessible Fn button adds further customisation. Additionally, the lens is fortified with dust- and water-resistant sealing, empowering the Plena to thrive in challenging environments. This durability transforms it into a powerful tool, uncovering the extraordinary in everyday moments and making it an essential companion for photographers exploring the enchanting beauty of diverse settings.


Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Barrel Type
Camera Mount
Nikon Z
Minimum Focus Distance
82 cm
Internal Focus
Internal Zoom
Image Stabilisation
Filter Thread
82 mm
995 g
R 59,995 Awaiting Stock
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What's in the box

  • Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens
  • LC-82B Lens Cap
  • Nikon LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
  • Nikon HB-108 Lens Hood
  • Nikon CL-C2 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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