Today, Nikon has announced the latest addition to their mirrorless lineup, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S. The lens offers a popular focal length at a relatively affordable price. Check out its specs here.
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is the latest lens for the company's Z mount, bringing the popular portrait focal length to the mirrorless system. Nikon claims the lens benefits from the wider and shallower Z mount, which allows for better edge sharpness even at the widest apertures. It also features nine rounded aperture blades, 12 elements in 8 groups (including 2 ED elements to minimize aberrations), Nano Crystal Coating to reduce ghosting and flares, silent autofocus and minimal focus breathing for video shooters, and a customizable control ring. The lens also features dust and moisture resistance and a Multi-Focus System for better resolving power near the minimum focus distance.
The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is expected to be available in September of this year with a suggested price of $799, making it a potentially great, relatively affordable option for mirrorless shooters.