Discover a new standard of f/1.8 prime lens in the Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S. Brighter than similar lenses with the same fast maximum aperture, this remarkable lens works wonderfully in low light – ideal for shooting a grungy live gig or candlelit church ceremony. The lens’ mid-telephoto focal length maintains the true appearance of facial features, while its wide aperture and enhanced optical design produce stunningly smooth, natural bokeh for portraits rich in emphasis.
While all Nikon Z-mount lenses benefit from a large inner diameter and short flange distance—resulting in improved performance and more compact design—only a select few achieve the exceptionally superior optical standards of the S-Line. The Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S is one such lens. From up close to infinity the Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S delivers outstanding sharpness and lifelike resolution, visible even where fine hair meets blurred background. Two extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements minimise aberrations and colour fringing while Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat suppresses flare and ghosting to keep backlit shots clean and high contrast.
The Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens’ smooth, stable performance makes it perfect for video as well as stills. The lens’ stepping motor (STM) delivers silent, high-precision autofocus for sharp and disturbance-free video capture, while its innovative multi-focusing system boosts autofocus accuracy as well as speed. Enhanced diaphragm control makes it possible to smoothly adjust your aperture and easily transition from one lighting situation to another, keeping exposure control stable even while continuous shooting.
With its lightweight (470g) design and easy-to-use, clickless control ring, the Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens makes shooting effortless and intuitive. It lets you adjust numerous functions, from aperture to exposure compensation, from the lens itself – even when the lens hood is mounted in reverse. Dust- and drip-resistant* properties ensure you can shoot with confidence even in adverse conditions.
*Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed.
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z Mount|
|Lens Series||Nikon Z|
|Aperture||f/1.8 to f/16|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Angle of View||28° 30'|
|Min. Focus Distance||80 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||0.12x|
|Filter Thread||67 mm|
|Lens Type||Prime Lenses|
|Genre/Use||Wedding & Events, Portrait|
|Physical Dimensions||75 x 99 mm|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||470g|
The Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens takes a 67mm diameter filter.
Yes, the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens has an internal focusing system so it won’t extend or retract while focusing.
Yes. With manual-priority autofocus (M/A) mode set on the control ring, the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens will instantly override autofocus with manual focus when you rotate the control ring.