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Pocket prime.

product shot of the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

The slimmest and lightest
Z series lens1.

Less than one inch thick, featherlight and packed with image quality, the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 is a pancake prime born for the streets. It transforms your camera into the smallest version of itself, encouraging you to shoot in more places, more often. And it rewards you with lifelike sharpness, blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view.
  • 26mm Ideal Street Focal Length
  • f/2.8 Bright, Fast Aperture
  • Prime Fixed Focal Length
  • Pancake Slim, Flat Design
  • Z Mount The Largest Diameter Full Frame
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Take your camera everywhere.

The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 makes your camera so compact and portable, you won’t want to leave home without it. And it’s discreet, great for grabbing candid shots without drawing attention.
photo of a ceiling looking up from the ground and photo of a person on a bike at night, taken using the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8
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All-element focusing keeps it small.

A space-saving new focusing system uses a stepping motor (STM) to move all the lens elements in unison. This reduces the overall barrel length and produces remarkable consistency across the focus range from approx. 8 inches to infinity.
photo of a stairwell taken from above and photo of a person walking, taken with the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

Street smart focal length.

From creative wide shots to environmental portraits, stills or videos, the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 is an ideal street lens. It can feel natural like eyesight or highly artistic, all depending on your framing. And it's a familiar view, one imitated by higher quality smartphones.

When attached to an APS-C size/DX-format camera like Z 30, Z 50 or Z fc, the field of view is closer to 39mm.

photo looking through a cut out and photo of a hat on a ledge with the city at night in the background, taken with the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

Background blur.

Shoot wide open at f/2.8 to give your photos and videos a sense of depth. Make sharp subjects stand out against blurred backgrounds with large bokeh.
composite photo of a traffic light at night, sunset at night and black and white architecture, taken with the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

Crisp low-light shots.

The combination of the larger Z mount and the fast f/2.8 aperture lets in ample light, so you can turn up the shutter speed to prevent blur or shoot videos in whatever light is available.
photo of a red sculpture, photo of a curved piece of metal and photo of berries on a tree, taken with the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

Creative closeups.

Get as close as 8 inches from your subject and use the wide 26mm perspective, shallow depth of field and lifelike sharpness to transform the ordinary into extraordinary.
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Streamlined for sharpness.

A masterfully engineered optical formula that includes three Aspherical (AS) lens elements, produces maximum sharpness with minimal spherical aberration and field curvature.
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Sleek hood that accepts standard filters.

The included lens hood's clever design both protects the front element and accepts convenient 52mm threaded filters.

Simple, high-end feel.

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Smooth control ring.

Manually focus, adjust aperture, ISO sensitivity or exposure compensation.
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sturdy design.

Metal parts and components, tactile knurling and modern Z series design.
NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens on a Z fc, photo of a person putting it into a satchel

Dust and drip resistance.

Take it anywhere with confidence

Dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations under all conditions.

NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens on three different Z series camera bodies

Pairs beautifully with any Z series camera.

• 26mm on Full Frame/FX Format Cameras Z 5, Z 6II, Z 7II and Z 9
• 39mm on APS-C/DX Format Cameras Z 30, Z 50 and Z fc


  • Aspherical Lens

    Aspherical Lens

    A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the centre of the lens.
  • Stepping Motor

    Stepping Motor

    NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

*1 Among full-frame/FX-format AF lenses for mirrorless cameras, available as of February 7, 2023. Statement based on Nikon research and lightest among NIKKOR Z lenses available as of February 7, 2023.

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