Captivating Portraits. Breathtaking Details.
Elevated by advancements of the revolutionary Z mount, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a premium S-Line lens that blends optical ingenuity and artistic nuance. Flattering perspective. Breathtaking resolution. Stunning bokeh. Unwavering focus and lifelike accuracy compensation. This is an 85mm prime lens that will thrill and inspire those who shoot portraits, headshots, fashion, weddings, tight video shots, street photography or any situation that highlights the human form.
S-Line: NIKKOR quality at its absolute best.
At the top of the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, S-Line lenses push Nikon’s tradition of optical excellence and innovation to unprecedented new heights. Superior performance and resolution. Sophisticated features and operability. Specialised technologies and reliability enhancements. All while taking full advantage of the monumental Nikon Z mount and adhering to the strictest image quality and build standards.
Pure Natural Beauty
Few subjects showcase the strengths and shortcomings of a lens more clearly than the human face. Our eyes are so adept at detecting focus issues, facial shape distortion, unnatural skin tone — nearly any imperfection. The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S captures the human form in breathtaking clarity and sharpness.
Flattering Perspective: The shape of a face is greatly affected by focal length. The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S’s 85mm perspective is within the sweet spot for portraits and fashion, rendering faces naturally and beautifully, free of distortion.
Eye-Detection AF: Z series' outstanding Eye-AF and the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S’s extreme sharpness ensure your portraits and headshots will have tack-sharp focus right where you want it — on the eyes of your subject.
Extreme Sharpness: The extreme sharpness and resolution of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S make it particularly well suited for capturing the subtlety and nuances of facial expressions and the emotions they convey.
Beautifully blurred backgrounds naturally, and sometimes dramatically, direct your viewer’s eyes to the main subject. The nine rounded aperture blades of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S give defocused points of light a soft, round consistent shape. Plus, the transition from tack-sharp foreground to dreamy background is smooth and natural.
Great for Documentaries, Interviews and More
The artistic qualities, natural perspective, quiet autofocus and smooth aperture control of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S make it outstanding for video work in documentaries, interviews, B-roll footage and anywhere you want to isolate your subject from the background. Use the customisable control ring to create smooth iris transitions, or let Auto Aperture Control adjust the iris during exposure changes.
Superior Optical Performance
Lifelike Accuracy: 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements correct chromatic aberrations (optical color defects). Nano Crystal Coat (N) virtually eliminates flare, ghosting and coma. Optical advancements of the Z mount and S-Line render point-light sources sharper than ever without the usual diamond-shaped distortion—perfect for nightscapes, starscapes and more.
Edge-to-Edge Brightness: One of the many advantages of the larger Z mount is its ability to retain even illumination, especially at the corners of the frame. This results in bright, even exposures with minimal vignetting.
Multi-Focus System: Finely detailed high-resolution photography can sometimes be susceptible to lens aberrations, such as colour fringing, especially at close ranges. The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S incorporates an all-new multi-focusing system, consisting of two AF drive units precisely synchronised to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing and drastically reduce aberrations.
Enhanced Build and Reliability
Customisable Control Ring: In addition to a dedicated manual focus ring, the control ring can be used for quiet aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording or situations where complete silence is critical) or exposure compensation.
9-Blade Rounded Diaphragm: Produces stunning bokeh and stops down smoothly and evenly for consistent exposures at any frame rate.
Unwavering Autofocus: Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z Mount, focusing is fast, silent and accurate. Great for stills; even better for video.
Dust and Drip Resistant: Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.
Dual Detect 5 Axis VR: Uses the Z cameras' superior in-camera image stabilisation system for up to 5 stops* of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction. Additional electronic VR (e-VR available) during video capture.
*Based on CIPA Standard
Next-Generation Z Design and Optics
Designed and optimised to take full advantage of the Z system's larger mount, Z lenses gather substantially more light, providing even illumination and improved sharpness from the centre of the frame to the far edges. Autofocusing is fast and quiet. Video recording is clean and smooth with highly minimised focus breathing and reduced wobbling. Intuitive on-lens controls can be customised to your individual shooting style and so much more. Z lenses are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for complete freedom in image creation.
Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 vs Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G (using Mount Adaptor FTZ)
- The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 features 5-axis in-camera stabilisation whereas the 85mm f/1.8G features 3-axis.
- AF motor noise in the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 is virtually eliminated whereas in the 85mm f/1.8G it is near silent.
- The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 features 9 aperture blades and the 85mm f/1.8G features 7.
- The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 has a multi-focusing system and custom control ring.
- The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8's mount diameter is 55mm/16mm and the 85mm f/1.8G is 47mm/46.5mm.