NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S S-Line


  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S: angle1
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S: angle2
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S: angle3


  • Overwhelming realism right from the maximum aperture of f/1.2, thanks to high-definition sharpness and beautiful, soft bokeh.
  • Outstanding resolution renders skin and hair textures with rich detail from up close to infinity.
  • Beautiful gradation of bokeh as it falls away from the sharp focal plane creates a dramatic three-dimensional feel, while soft rear and foreground bokeh with minimum color fringing effectively emphasizes the main subject.
  • Large, round bokeh can be beautifully reproduced even at the corners of an image by stopping down the aperture by two stops.
  • Use of Nano Crystal Coat effectively suppresses ghost and flare, depicting backlit scenes with high clarity even when the sun or other light source is located behind the main subject.
  • Fast and accurate AF even with the extremely shallow depth of field at the maximum aperture of f/1.2, thanks to the multi-focusing system.
  • Enhanced video recording functions include focus-breathing compensation*1, minimized operational sound, stable aperture control and smooth operation of the control ring.
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism provides accurate aperture control for stable exposure control (AE) even during continuous shooting.
  • Lens body features superior dust- and drip-resistant performance*2, thanks to effective sealing and adoption of a rubber gasket on the lens mount.
  • *1Focus breathing may be noticeable depending on the distance between the lens and the subject due to the characteristics of the lens.
  • *2Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations and under all conditions.


Focal length

85 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

15 elements in 10 groups (including 1 ED glass element, 2 aspherical lens elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)

Angle of view

FX format: 28°30'
DX format: 18°50'

Minimum focus distance

0.85 m/2.79 ft from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

11 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approximately 102.5 mm/4.1 in. maximum diameter x 141.5 mm/5.6 in. (distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 1160 g/2 lb 9 oz

Supplied accessories

LC-82B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-106 Lens Hood, CL-C2 Lens Case

  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

  • Aspherical lens elements
  • ED glass elements