NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S S-Line


  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S: angle1
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S: angle2
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S: angle3


  • The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a high-performance S-Line lens that has cleared higher standards in design principles and quality control to deliver richly detailed image expression.
  • Maximizing the advantages of the Nikon Z mount system, outstanding optical performance that can create exquisite bokeh characteristics is achieved. In contrast with beautiful bokeh, sharp resolution at the focal plane is remarkably emphasized to enable the capture of impressive portraits.
  • Coloring in the out-of-focus area has been meticulously eliminated, and the edges of bokeh are smoothened. In addition, by realizing gradual alteration of the degree of bokeh from the focal plane, subjects can be more effectively emphasized with a naturally blurred background.
  • Exquisite circular bokeh with minimal optical vignetting is attained at the periphery even with the maximum aperture. Each light source can be reproduced separately as beautiful circular bokeh with a clear and deep color.
  • The multi-focusing system delivers an extremely sharp focal plane across the entire shooting range, including close distances, while contributing to highly accurate, high-speed AF.
  • Other advantageous points in optical performance that realize high-quality images in diverse scenes include sufficient peripheral illumination from the maximum aperture, minimal axial chromatic aberration, and high point-image reproduction capability.
  • Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghost and flare is employed to ensure clear, sharp rendering even under backlit conditions.
  • Easy-to-operate control ring to which various functions such as focus (M/A), aperture or exposure compensation can be assigned facilitates comfortable still and movie shooting.
  • Genuine movie recording performance has been achieved by intensive consideration even of details such as minimized operational sound and stable aperture control.
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism provides accurate, stable aperture control even during continuous shooting.
  • Lens body was designed while carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance for enhanced reliability.


Focal length

85 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

12 elements in 8 groups (including 2 ED glass elements and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)

Angle of view

FX format: 28°30'
DX format: 18°50'

Minimum focus distance

0.8 m/2.62 ft from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approximately 75.0 mm maximum diameter x 99.0 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 470 g/1 lb 0.6 oz

Supplied accessories

LC-67B 67 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-91 Bayonet Hood, CL-C1 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

  • ED glass elements