The Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is a fantastic lens with a stratospheric price tag to match. What is it like to shoot with, and is the image quality worth the price? This great video answers those questions.
Coming to you from Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography, this interesting video takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens. There is no doubt that the lens is absurd in many respects. First, there is that maximum aperture of f/0.95. For those keeping score at home, f/0.95 is approximately 1.12 stops faster than the much more standard f/1.4 aperture and two-thirds of a stop faster than f/1.2. It is not the only lens on the market with that aperture, but it is vastly different from the majority of the others. Whereas most such lenses make understandable sacrifices to get to that extreme aperture, the Nikkor aims for maximum image quality, which of course brings us to the other absurd aspect: its price. At $8,000, it is not a lens for most, but for those who are looking for a lens with unique capabilities and fantastic image quality to match, it looks like one great piece of glass. Check out the video above for Forbes' full thoughts.