Nikon has announced two new Z-mount prime lenses, introducing the Nikkor Z F1.2 S and 26mm F2.8 pancake lens.
The latest addition to its S line of optics, the new Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S is aimed at portrait photographers and boasts an 11-blade aperture for producing soft, round bokeh effects. The new Nikon lens also employs two stepping motors, which help the 85mm F1.2 S deliver a close focusing distance of 0.85mm.
The Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S is comprised of 15 elements in 10 groups, with two aspherical elements and one ED element to reduce chromatic aberrations. There’s also an independent control and an L-Fn button, both of which are customisable.
As an S series lens, the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S is made of magnesium alloy and is weather-sealed for dust and moisture resistance.
Nikon’s new 26mm F2.8 pancake lens weighs just 125g and measures 23.5mm thick. Aimed at travel and everyday photography, the Nikkor Z 26mm F2.8 offers a minimum focus distance of just 0.2m, allowing users to get ultra close to their subjects.
It also features an STM motor for more accurate AF performance. You can also assign functions such as aperture and exposure compensation to its control ring.
The Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S price tag is $2,796.95 with a release date set for late March. The Nikkor Z 26mm F2.8 price tag will be $496.95, also with a release date in March.
You can pre-order the new Nikkor Z 85mm and Nikkor Z 26mm lenses at retailers such as B&H Photo Video.