NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

The pinnacle of the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, which exemplifies Nikon’s mission to pursue the ultimate in optical performance.

Nikon have announced the release of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system’s full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras.

The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is positioned at the very top of the S-Line*1, and serves as the symbol of the superior optical performance achieved with NIKKOR Z lenses. It takes advantage of the superior design flexibility made possible by the combination of the large-diameter (inner diameter of 55 mm) Z mount and 16 mm flange focal distance to realize an f/0.95 maximum aperture, the fastest (brightest)*2 in Nikon history. The design intent behind the AI Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2*3 standard prime lens, which was released in 1977 and so well received for its ability to reproduce sharp and clear point images, has been carried over to this new Noct lens that pursues outstanding optical performance and incredible rendering performance in terms of point-image reproduction characteristics, resolution, and bokeh effects, maximizing these characteristics from its f/0.95 maximum aperture.

The optics for this lens are constructed of 17 elements in 10 groups, for which four ED glass elements and three aspherical lens elements – including new large-diameter ground aspherical lens elements made of high-refractive-index glass materials molded with great precision – are employed. These elements realize a high degree of correction for various types of aberration, including distortion and spherical aberration. In addition, Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection coatings, ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, have been adopted. The combination of these two coating technologies effectively reduces ghost and flare generated by incident light for incredibly sharp and clear images.

  • *1The S-Line is a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a new benchmark in optical performance, redefining design principles and quality control.
  • *2Among interchangeable lenses for Nikon cameras.
  • *3A lens named for musical compositions known as nocturnes and optimized for nighttime photography with a fast maximum aperture and superior point-image reproduction characteristics.
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct cross-section

The lens is designed with machined metal exterior components and a yellow engraved “Noct” that give the lens an elegant appearance that matches the refined quality of the engineering. It is equipped with focus and control rings that rotate smoothly for operation with a precision feel, and supports the skilled use in a wide variety of situations and conditions expected of the pinnacle of the S-Line.

The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, which pursues the ultimate in optical performance, enables new forms of imaging expression with stills and movies for those who primarily concentrate on portrait, night landscape, and starscape photography.

CT-101 Trunk Case

The dedicated trunk case bearing the Noct logo supplied with the lens can be used to store not only the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, but also contains an additional storage compartment beneath the trunk’s inner cover, which is illustrated with a cross-section of the lens. This case has been designed for flexible use that responds to a variety of needs.

Primary features

  • The symbol of the Nikon Z mount system’s optical performance with the fastest maximum aperture (f/0.95) in Nikon history
  • The extremely shallow depth of field and large and beautiful bokeh possible only with a maximum aperture of f/0.95
  • Outstanding resolution along the focal plane at any shooting distance from close-up to infinity, even at maximum aperture
  • Unique spatial expression with ideal blur characteristics as the degree of bokeh transitions smoothly and naturally with increasing distance from the focal plane
  • Incredible point-image reproduction characteristics that render point light sources as point images, making sharp and clear night landscapes and starscapes possible, even at maximum aperture
  • Adoption of large-diameter ground aspherical lens elements made of glass with a high refractive index enables powerful, yet extremely precise, aberration correction
  • The use of two of Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection coatings, ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, effectively suppresses ghost and flare
  • Control and focus rings that rotate smoothly and quietly, and with the proper torque, for optimal operability with still-image and movie recording
  • A convenient L-Fn (lens function) button to which a variety of functions can be assigned
  • Equipped with a lens info panel that can be used even in dark surroundings to confirm information such as aperture value, shooting distance, and depth of field without looking through the camera’s viewfinder
  • Designed with consideration given to dust- and drip-resistance, featuring a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt
  • An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables extremely precise aperture control
  • A felt-lined lens hood (supplied) effectively reduces reflections off the inner surface of the hood

The NIKKOR Z Lens Lineup Expansion to 2021

Nikon will continue to lead imaging culture by providing products that stimulate the creative imaginations of customers around the world with a wide variety of high-quality lenses.

  • *Information in the Lens Lineup, including release dates, are subject to change.
  • Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

 

Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR standard zoom lens, and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto zoom lens

Get superior optical performance in compact and lightweight bodies

NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR

 

Nikon have announced the release of the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR standard zoom lens, and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto zoom lens for the Nikon Z mount system’s APS-C size (Nikon DX-format) mirrorless cameras.

Both the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR achieve excellent optical performance by taking advantage of the superior design flexibility made possible by the combination of the large-diameter (inner diameter of 55 mm) Z mount and the 16 mm flange focal distance. These lenses offer excellent resolution, yet achieve the superior portability possible with the adoption of retractable-lens mechanisms that greatly reduce their total length with storage. They can be extended and retracted by simply rotating the zoom ring without pressing any buttons, enabling immediate, smooth, and complete response to sudden and unexpected photo opportunities. For natural movie recording, the lenses also suppress the effects of focus breathing, which can change the angle of view when the focus point moves closer or farther away. The lens barrel on both lenses is equipped with a control ring. One of several camera functions-Focus (M/A)*1, Aperture, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation – can be assigned to the control ring for smooth and natural recording of stills and movies. The lenses are also equipped with an AF mechanism that incorporates a stepping motor (STM) and a diaphragm mechanism, the drive sounds for which have been greatly reduced, preventing the recording of these operational drive sounds with movies.

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is an incredibly compact and lightweight lens with a total length of approximately 32 mm*2 and a weight of around 135 g. It supports a convenient zoom range that begins at 16 mm and ends at 50 mm*3, making it an excellent choice for recording a wide variety of scenes, including landscapes, snapshots, portraits, and even close-ups of flowers captured at the minimum focus distance of 0.2 m*4 and the like as still images or movies. The lens is equipped with an optical vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that demonstrates superior blur-reduction effect with camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.5-stop*5 increase in shutter speed.

With support for a broad range of telephoto focal lengths from 50 mm to 250 mm*6, the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is able to shoot a wide variety of scenes, from everyday portraits to subjects off in the distance. This telephoto lens not only allows users to take advantage of the compression effect for which telephoto lenses are known but also is able to focus on subjects as close as 0.5 m at the wide-angle position, greatly expanding possibilities for image expression. Further, with support for the most effective vibration reduction in the history of NIKKOR lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras with blur-reduction effect equivalent to a 5.0-stop*5 increase in shutter speed, effects of camera shake are effectively suppressed even with telephoto shooting.

Both will be used as the kit lenses for the Nikon Z 50, a Nikon DX-format mirrorless camera that will be released on the same day. This combination of lenses will provide users with gapless coverage of the 16 mm to 250 mm range of focal lengths which maximize the potential of the Z 50 with superior optical performance and portability.

  • *1M/A mode allows you to switch from autofocus to manual focus by simply rotating the control ring.
  • *2Distance from the camera’s lens mount flange when the lens is retracted.
  • *3Angle of view equivalent to that of a 24-75mm lens in 35mm [135] format.
  • *4Measured at the 24 mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format) position
  • *5Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. When a mirrorless camera equipped with an APS-C size image sensor is used. Measured at the maximum telephoto position.
  • *6Angle of view equivalent to that of a 75-375mm lens in 35mm [135] format.

NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR primary features

  • A compact and lightweight body with a total length*1 of approximately 32 mm and weight of approximately 135 g
  • Adoption of a retractable mechanism that works without buttons enables immediate shooting by simply rotating the zoom ring
  • Support for a convenient zoom range covering the 16-50 mm*2 focal lengths
  • Superior resolution that enables faithful rendering of even the finest details throughout the entire zoom range
  • A minimum focus distance of just 0.2 m*3 from the focal plane ensures incredibly sharp rendering with shooting at close distances
  • Adoption of one ED glass element and four aspherical lens elements effectively reduces various types of aberration, including color bleeding and curvature of field at the edges of the frame that is so common at wide angles of view
  • Equipped with an optical vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that provides camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.5-stop increase in shutter speed
  • Quiet and smooth aperture control optimized for movie recording minimizes flicker
  • An electromagnetic aperture mechanism that enables stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting

NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR primary features

  • Support for a broad zoom range covering the 50-250 mm*6 focal lengths
  • This telephoto lens not only brings distance subjects closer, but minimum focus distances of 0.5 m at the wide-angle position and 1 m at the telephoto position also allow users to capture subjects from very short distances
  • Regardless of the focal length, superior resolution can be achieved at any shooting distance, all the way from maximum aperture
  • Adoption of one ED glass element provides good compensation for axial chromatic aberration and effectively reduces color bleeding
  • Equipped with an optical vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that supports the maximum blur-reduction effect in the history of NIKKOR lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras with an effect equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed that effectively compensates camera shake, even with telephoto shooting
  • Quiet and smooth aperture control optimized for movie recording minimizes flicker
  • An electromagnetic aperture mechanism that enables stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting
  • Adoption of a retractable mechanism helps achieve compact portability

 

 

 

 

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