Nikon has introduced its 26mm f/2.8 pancake lens and 85mm f/1.2 S portrait lens for Z-mount cameras

News Summary:

  • With 11 rounded aperture blades for smooth, natural blurring and 15 lens elements in 10 groups, it uses extra-low dispersion (ED) and aspherical lens elements (AS) to improve color Eliminates blurring and aberrations. Nanocrystal coatings are said to virtually eliminate internal reflections from lens elements. Dual STM stepper motors ensure smooth and quiet focusing even when shooting wide open. The lens has no stabilization, so you have to rely on the camera’s image stabilization system.

  • What Happened Now Nikon has announced two new prime lenses for its Nikon Z-mount mirrorless camera system. The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S is described as a large-aperture medium-telephoto prime lens capable of reproducing beautiful bokeh. Suitable for portrait, wedding, maternity, high fashion and boudoir photography, this lens can quickly become a legend.

The lens measures 102.5mm x 141.5mm, weighs 1,160 grams and comes with a premium weather seal. Compatible with 82mm screw-in filters. At just 23.5mm in length, the new Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 is the company’s thinnest autofocus lens for full-frame mirrorless shooters. At just 125 grams (about 4.4 ounces), it’s also his lightest Nikkor Z lens.

Both new lenses are available for pre-order directly from Nikon. Pricing is $2,799.95 for the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S and $499.95 for the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8. Please confirm that the shipment will start in early March.

Nikon pancakes contain 8 lens elements in 6 groups of 3 aspherical lenses. It has 7 rounded aperture blades, accepts 52mm filters and has a minimum focus distance of 0.2m (0.66ft). The 26mm focal length and slim design make it perfect for street photography and snapshots without drawing attention. Nikon advises that the 26mm lens is dust and splash resistant, but protection cannot be guaranteed in all situations and environments. Translation – This is not an all-weather lens. Vibration reduction is said to be achieved when combined with a camera with in-body VR.