Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens delivers incredible detail and smooth bokeh. The Multi-focus system provides smooth and quiet autofocus for video.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S

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  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel
  • Multi-focus system incorporating two separate stepping motors
  • Full-time manual focus override
  • Internal focus design
  • Programmable Control Ring

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens is a premium S-Line fast-focusing lens that delivers incredible detail throughout the frame. Whether shooting stills or video, this full-frame mirrorless lens lets photographers portray subjects with astonishing clarity.
This 85mm prime lens is perfect for shooting portraits, wedding and fashion photography as well as street photography and interviews.

The short-telephoto prime is characterized by its flattering focal length, breath-taking resolution, stunning bokeh and bright f/1.8 design.
The maximum aperture strikes a balance between size, weight, and speed, offering suitable speed for working in difficult lighting yet remaining sleek enough for handheld use.

Two extra-low dispersion elements are featured, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and color fidelity. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are used to suppress flare and ghosting for great colour fidelity and high contrast.

  • Prime portrait-length lens is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for difficult lighting conditions and increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus.
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced colour fringing and chromatic aberration
  • Nano Crystal Coating, along with a Super Integrated Coating, to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
  • Multi-focus system incorporates two separate AF drive units using stepping motors for smooth and quiet autofocus qualities.
  • Full-time manual focus override
  • Internal focus design, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing.
  • Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
  • Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.

Optical Excellence

Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two synchronized stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs.

Bokeh is beautifully natural-looking and smoothly graded to the edges of the frame. Your point of focus is always rendered sharply and highlights are reproduced as gentle points.

  • Sharp detail and exceptional edge-to-edge performance as well as a minimum focus distance of just 0.80m

Fine detail and extreme sharpness

The Z series' precise Eye-Detection AF combined with the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S’s extreme sharpness ensure that the user’s portraits and headshots will feature tack-sharp focus directly on the eyes of the subject.

  • Perfect for capturing the subtle emotions expressed through facial expressions

Skin tones are natural and edge-to-edge sharpness is superb—even when you shoot wide open. A minimum focus distance of just 0.80 m puts you in control of the frame, from close-up to infinity.

Backlit beauty

No matter the setting, Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat combats ghosting and flare for greater image clarity. Every component of a scene is perfectly reproduced, even in backlit conditions.


Thanks to its artistic qualities, natural perspective, quiet autofocus and the smooth aperture control, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a fantastic lens perfectly suitable for documentary filmmaking and interviews.

Shoot video footage with beautifully shallow depth of field.
Whether it’s an emotional close-up or a night scene rich with bokeh, this 85 mm lens lets you isolate subjects beautifully.
Near-silent AF lets the quietest moment shine. The silent control ring lets you pull focus with absolute precision or create smooth iris transitions. Focus breathing is all but eliminated.

It can also be used for capturing B-roll footage and comes in handy anywhere the subject needs to be isolated from the background.

Instinctive control

The wide, knurled control ring allows exact, intuitive operation. It can be used for silent aperture control or exposure compensation, and as a focus ring when shooting in Manual Focus.

Wherever you go

Shoot in rain—or champagne! Every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets making it perfect for urban street photography, interviews and documentary filmmaking.

What's In The Box

  • Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens
  • Nikon LC-67B 67mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
  • Nikon LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
  • Nikon HB-91 Lens Hood
  • Nikon CL-C1 Lens Case
Type Nikon Z mount
Format FX/35 mm
Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 12 elements in 8 groups (including 2 ED elements and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view FX format: 28° 30', DX format: 18° 50'
Focusing system Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance 0.8 m (2.62 ft), from focal plane
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Coating Nano Crystal Coat
Filter attachment size 67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approx. 75 mm (3.0 in.) maximum diameter x 99 mm (3.9 in.) (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 470 g
Focusing Auto, Manual
Supplied accessories LC-67B 67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-91 Bayonet Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case