Nikon has announced the development of two exciting new lenses, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8.
Both the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 are designed for full frame FX format Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras, though they occupy distinctly different spots in the company's lineup. The 85mm f/1.2 S is part of the company's S line, which Nikon designates as indicating "superior rendering performance and large, beautiful bokeh." With such high levels of performance in tandem with a classic portrait focal length and wide aperture, such a lens is sure to be popular with portrait and wedding photographers. On the other hand, the 26mm f/2.8 is meant to be small and portable, with Nikon designating it as an "ideal lens for advanced amateur photographers."
While there is no release date or price information available yet, both lenses will be available to see at Nikon’s booth (Central Hall #17914) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas starting tomorrow and continuing through January 8.
I would be really shocked if that 85mm came in sub $2000, the 50mm 1.2S is currently going for 2,099.95
$2500US + me thinks. I bet it's a dandy, though.
Were people clamoring for a 26mm lens? Seems an odd choice.
Agreed, I think if people were itching for a pancake lens, it should be directly to their sorely lacking DX Z-mount lineup.