Portrait perfect.

Photo of a bride behind a veil looking at the camera, taken with the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S lens

Classic view. Exotic aperture.

Among photo and video pros shooting portraiture, weddings, maternity, high fashion and boudoir, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S is bound to become a legend. Breathtaking realism with dreamlike depth. Backgrounds that melt away into a soft bokeh. Beautifully flattering compression. Autofocus you can trust with once-in-a-lifetime moments.
    • 85mmIdeal Portrait Focal Length
    • f/1.2Exceptionally Fast Aperture
    • PrimeFixed Focal Length
    • S-LineSupreme Optics & Design
    • Z MountThe Largest Diameter Full Frame

    Bokeh beyond belief.

    The fast f/1.2 aperture is shaped by 11 rounded blades, more than most lenses, for smoother, rounder, more natural blur. At f/2, point light sources transform into dreamlike orbs and out of focus areas dissolve into a painterly haze.

    Embrace backlighting.

    Natural backlighting like sunsets can create some of the most glamorous. dramatic shots—especially at weddings. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat (N) offers extraordinary tolerance to backlighting, glare and flare, while Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical Lens Elements (AS) prevent color fringing and aberration.

    Dramatic focus transitions

    Enable linear focusing for controlled, accurate manual focus pulling, or let the camera do the work with near-silent Eye-Detect AF. Focus breathing is highly suppressed, so you won't notice an apparent change to field of view when moving focus from one subject to another.

    Built for pros.



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      ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

      An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

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      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 center of the lens.

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      IF Lens

      A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

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      A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.

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      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.

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      Nano Crystal Coat

      An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.

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    Tech Specs

    • Focal Length

    • Maximum Aperture

      Maximum Aperture

      f/ 1.2
    • Format

    • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

      Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

      4.1 in. (102.5 mm) x 5.6 in. (141.5 mm)
    • Approx. Weight

      Approx. Weight

      41 oz. (1160 g)
    • Mount Type
      Nikon Z Mount
    • Focal Length
    • Maximum Aperture
      f/ 1.2
    • Minimum Aperture
      f/ 16
    • Format
    • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
    • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
    • Maximum Reproduction Ratio
      0.11 x
    • Lens Elements
    • Lens Groups
    • Compatible Format(s)
      FX, DX
    • Diaphragm Blades
    • ED Glass Elements
    • Aspherical Elements
    • Autofocus
    • Internal Focusing
    • Minimum Focus Distance
      2.79 ft (0.85 m) from focal plane
    • Focus Mode
    • E-type
    • Filter Size
    • Accepts Filter Type
    • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
      4.1 in. (102.5 mm) x 5.6 in. (141.5 mm)
    • Approx. Weight
      41 oz. (1160 g)
    • Lens Type


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