The Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens is in another stratosphere in terms of design and well, price. Who exactly is this lens meant for? This first look video takes a look at this unique and interesting piece of glass.
Coming to you from DP Review, this first look video examines the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens. The lens has left a lot of photographers both wowed and bewildered by its price. After all, an f/0.95 is about two thirds of a stop faster than already ultra-fast f/1.2 lenses and about 1.1 stops faster than more standard f/1.4 lenses. The 58mm f/0.95 is not the first 50(ish)mm lens with an f/0.95 aperture (and believe it or not, it's not the most expensive either; that honor goes to the $11,500 Leica 50mm f/0.95); several companies make f/0.95 lenses, but Nikon is one of the few to aim for uncompromising optical quality regardless of the size or the price. In some sense, this is very much a show-off piece for Nikon; like the famous Canon 50mm f/1.0L lens, it serves to show what the company is capable of. Check out the video above to hear more about this unique lens.