Nikon Unveils the 85mm f/1.2 S, an ‘Extraordinary’ Portrait Optic

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikon has offered ultimate particulars of its highly-anticipated Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S, a lens that it describes as a professional-level ultra-fast prime that “unquestionably displays the extraordinary potential of the Z mount.”

Introduced as in growth final month, the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S is the primary Nikon 85mm lens to open as large as f/1.2.

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

It’s positioned by the corporate as splendid for studio headshots, weddings, occasions, excessive style, b-roll, close-ups, and extra. With the promise that pictures captured with it are “nothing in need of charming,” the lens guarantees to deliver ultra-high-resolution and “intense” sharpness that renders pores and skin texture and hair superbly whereas offering an out-of-focus space, or bokeh, that Nikon says was given explicit emphasis in growth.

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

The lens is constructed of 15 components organized into 10 teams (which incorporates two aspherical components and one extra-low dispersion aspect, the latter which Nikon says successfully reduces spherical aberration and distortion in addition to different aberrations) and has an aperture vary of f/1.2 via f/16 via an 11-bladed diaphragm.

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

It has a minimal focusing distance of two.8 toes, accepts 82mm filters, and weighs a hefty tow kilos, 9 ounces (1,160 grams) throughout its 4.1 by 5.6-inch measurement. It is usually climate sealed to some extent, which Nikon particularly notes as “dust- and drip-resistant.”

Nikon compares the optical building of this lens to the one employed on the 58mm f/0.95 Noct — together with the diaphragm — which turns level mild sources into gentle, spherical circles.

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

“The excellent optical efficiency goes past the spectacular sharpness to create a very distinctive optic, with particular emphasis given to the distinct character of the bokeh and out-of-focus space,” Nikon claims.

“The background blur is gentle and pure, whereas the transition from the aircraft of focus is delicate and gradual. Extensive open, the depth is totally astounding, and even when stopping down it’s downright dreamy and opulent with clean and round bokeh that drives consideration to the topic to create a glamourous look that’s fascinating for style, boudoir, and brides.”

The lens additionally employs Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat, which it says suppresses ghosting and flare. The 85mm f/1.2 lens doesn’t have any form of picture stabilization although and can depend on the hooked up digital camera’s on-sensor stabilization.

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

The autofocusing system is pushed by two stepping motors which can be in a position to coordinate the positioning of the 2 focusing lens teams concurrently. These STMs are described as small-diameter and high-torque which Nikon says ensures outstandingly quiet, quick, and correct operation. For video functions, Nikon guarantees minimal focus respiration.

Nikon says that is the corporate’s most superior multi-focusing system and permits higher efficiency at shut distances and the flexibility to quickly shift focus even via the skinny depth of discipline at f/1.2.

Beneath are just a few pattern pictures captured with the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S lens, offered by Nikon:

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 S

Nikon’s 85mm f/1.2 S will probably be out there in late March 2023 .