Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens

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The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena redefines the art of bokeh for the NIKKOR Z lenses. Even at its remarkable f/1.8 maximum aperture, the lens delivers a large and beautiful round bokeh, adding captivating depth to every image captured. By minimising colour fringing, the lens ensures that the bokeh effect remains stunningly beautiful, almost mystical, and, more significantly, free from distracting elements from the foreground to the background.

With the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, users can achieve edge-to-edge near-circular bokeh. Thanks to the carefully designed lens construction, uniform light is shared across the entire lens to minimise vignetting and control limitations in AF. Users can expect to achieve harmonious, accurate, and beautiful expressions as the shape of the bokeh is consistent across the frame, from the centre to the edge.


Mount Nikon Z mount
Focal length 135 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Lens construction 16 elements in 14 groups
Angle of view 18°10′ (full size/FX format)
12° (APS-C size/DX format)
Focusing system Internal focusing (IF) system
Vibration reduction (VR) No
Diaphragm blades 11 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Aperture system Automatic aperture with electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism
Aperture range f/1.8-16
Minimum focus distance 0.82 m/2.69 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.2x
Weight Approx. 995 g/2 lb 3.14 oz
Maximum diameter x length Approx. 98 x 139.5 mm/3.9 x 5.5 in.
Filter-attachment size 82 mm
AF drive motor Stepping motor (STM)
Meso Amorphous Coat Yes
Fluorine coat No
Focus-mode switch Yes
Front lens cap LC-82B Lens Cap (supplied)
Rear lens cap LF-N1 Lens Cap (supplied)
Lens hood HB-108 Lens Hood (supplied)
Lens case CL-C2 Lens Case (supplied)
Circular Polarizing Filter II compatibility Lens only: Yes
With hood: Yes

Key Features of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens

  • Nikon Z mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8-16
  • 16 elements in 14 groups
  • Meso Amorphous Coat and ARNEO Coat
  • Stepping motor (STM) AF Drive
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock


Clarity with exceptional rendering performance

Crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena achieves an exceptional S-Line rendering performance at 135mm focal length. Users can create images that will inspire others as the lens allows them to precisely reproduce the intricate textures of their subjects’ skin and hair – a testament to Nikon's commitment to perfection.

With the highest point-image reproduction performance among NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena ensures every detail, whether landscapes or night scenes, is captured with stunning clarity. Its abundant peripheral light volume at the maximum aperture of f/1.8 showcases brilliance that stands above the competition. 
In addition, the lens boasts superior autofocus performance with its multi-focus system that allows photographers to capture every moment with precision and ease, even at a shallow depth of field. Users can enjoy precise focusing, perfect for highly detailed candid portraiture and street photography at the maximum aperture, thanks to the high-speed and highly accurate AF, without worrying about AF operational sound. Furthermore, smooth AF is possible when performing slow focusing during the recording of videos.

Capturing images under strong, harsh sunlight tends to result in ghosting or flares. With the double coating of Nikon’s proprietary Meso Amorphous Coat and ARNEO Coat, ghosting and flares caused by various incident light sources would be significantly reduced

Your perfect imaging partner

The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena is only the second premium grade lens within the Z mount series, after the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S  Noct lens, to be bestowed a special name indicative of its performance. Engraved with the word “Plena” to highlight its superiority in capturing fantastic, full expressions that harmonise the brilliance of subjects with beautiful bokehs, this premium lens design embodies exceptional optical performance worthy of top-tier NIKKOR Z lenses.

Users can expect form and function with this lens as it allows them to experience a sense of balance and an impressive impact without feeling imposing, thanks to its user-friendly design that takes advantage of the large diameter. Users can also focus on getting their shots as the lens features an L-Fn button at the top of the lens body to assign functions, much like the Fn1/Fn2 button, or change settings smoothly when shooting vertically.

Additionally, users can enjoy a smoother operation with a comfortable torque feeling, as the newly designed control ring allows for superb operability. The ring also enables a more intuitive experience where users can change setting values depending on how much they rotate it. In addition, users can capture a wider range of expressions with the lens’ versatile 82-mm filter-attachment size that leverages the large aperture and is suitable with a wide range of lenses. The anti-slip rubber at the front of the lens stabilises lens retention and supports reliable focus control while providing a better grip during transport.

Engineered for easy video recording

Nikon's commitment to versatility is evident with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena 's video recording capabilities. Carefully engineered with video recording in mind, this lens ensures that videographers can easily achieve exceptional image quality. Shooting in quiet situations, such as capturing a sleeping lion, is easier with a click-less control ring and adopting a stepping motor (STM) for the AF and aperture mechanism.

With the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, users can be sure of recording natural-looking footage. It allows them to adjust their focus position, whether from foreground to background subjects or vice versa, with effective focus-breathing compensation. Plus, the stable exposure with smooth aperture changes results in videos with more natural changes of brightness.

Furthermore, its superior dust-and-drip resistant performance, with sealing on various areas of the lens, including the movable parts of the lens barrel, and a rubber gasket on the lens mount guarantees high reliability in various shooting conditions, providing peace of mind for creators who demand the utmost durability from their equipment. The lens is equipped with a diaphragm unit with its own drive mechanism that uses electronic signals from the camera for even more precise aperture control and consistently stable exposure control (AE), even with continuous shooting.

The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens is set to revolutionise the way creators capture the world. With its exceptional bokeh, rendering performance, design, and usability, this lens is a true embodiment of Nikon's legacy of optical excellencee