Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 Lens Officially Announced

Nikon has officially announced the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4, marking its first f/1.4 lens for the Z-mount mirrorless system. This introduction expands Nikon’s prime lens lineup, which previously included lenses with maximum apertures of f/1.2, f/1.8, and f/2.8.

The NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 is a wide-angle prime lens featuring a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, yet it is available at an affordable price. This lens allows photographers to enjoy the soft bokeh and three-dimensional rendering that make subjects stand out. Its 35mm focal length is versatile, suitable for a range of scenes and subjects, from landscapes and snapshots to portraits and close-ups of flowers and pets. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.27 meters, making it perfect for getting close to subjects like food and flowers while creating images with significant background bokeh.

Despite its wide aperture, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 is compact, with a total length of approximately 86.5 mm and a weight of around 415 grams. This makes it similar in size to the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, ensuring ease of use for daily photography and quick snapshots. The lens offers superior optical performance with minimal chromatic aberrations, clear depiction, and sharp rendering when the aperture is stopped down, particularly beneficial for landscape photography.

Notably, the Z 35mm f/1.4 is not part of Nikon’s premium ‘S’ line and is priced lower than the 35mm f/1.8 S, debuting at $599 compared to the $849 price of the f/1.8 S. This pricing strategy makes it an attractive option for photographers seeking high-quality performance without the premium cost.

The lens is constructed with eleven elements in nine groups, including two aspherical elements. Its design and performance are distinct, suggesting it is not a re-badged lens from another manufacturer. It employs a stepper motor for autofocus and includes a customizable control ring.

The NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 can be used as a slight wide-angle lens on full-frame cameras or as a 53mm equivalent on Nikon’s DX APS-C cameras. It accepts 62mm filters and will be available in mid-July at a recommended price of $599.95.

Press Release:

Fast and affordable: Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4, a natural wide-angle lens for the Nikon Z mount

Elevate Your Artistry with the Latest NIKKOR Z Prime Lens

MELVILLE, NY (June 26, 2024) – Today Nikon announced the release of the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4, a wide-angle prime lens that is compatible with Z mount full-frame/FX format mirrorless cameras. This fast, versatile lens offers a natural angle of view, popular among street and portrait photographers, with the creative freedom provided by a bright maximum aperture of f/1.4–all at an affordable price.

Not only does the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 allow users to enjoy beautiful soft bokeh and three-dimensional rendering at wide apertures, its versatile 35mm focal length and short minimum focus distance of 10.6 in. (0.27 m) make it ideal for capturing a wide variety of scenes and subjects. From landscapes and street photography to portraits and photos of flowers and pets, photographers and filmmakers will enjoy outstanding sharpness, beautifully-blurred backgrounds and exceptional versatility in low light.

Despite its large f/1.4 maximum aperture the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 is a great “carry everywhere” lens for day-to-day shooting, weighing just 14.6 oz (415 g) and measuring only 3.4 in. (86.5mm)1 in length.

The superior optical performance unique to NIKKOR Z lenses allows for clear images with outstanding clarity including close-up portraits that emphasize the subject with a pleasant background blur. Stopping down the aperture when photographing landscapes realizes incredible sharpness. As a wide-angle prime lens with superior cost performance, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 supports the capture of a wide variety of scenes and subjects, and will appeal to a wide variety of enthusiast creators.

Primary features of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4:

  • Beautiful bokeh: Max aperture of f/1.4 allows photographers and filmmakers to achieve smooth, creamy out of focus backgrounds while precisely controlling depth-of-field for ideal subject and background separation.
  • Versatile focal length: The 35mm focal length is close to that of human vision, making it ideal for capturing a wide range of scenes and subjects. On DX format Z cameras, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 becomes a 52mm equivalent prime lens, close to the classic “standard” 50mm.
  • Close minimum focus: Close focus of just 10.6 in (0.27 m) is ideal for capturing details in food and flowers with a beautifully blurred background.
  • Compact and well-balanced: The NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 weighs just 14.6 oz (415 g), making it is easy to carry and comfortable to use for hand-held shooting.
  • Fast and quiet autofocus: The use of a stepping motor (STM) for autofocus ensures fast and quiet autofocus for both stills and video.
  • Clickless control ring: Easily control key exposure settings including aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation.
  • Suppressed focus breathing: Advanced optical design means the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4’s focal length stays consistent during focusing, which is ideal when recording video.2
  • Dust and drip-resistant: Seals throughout the design help prevent dust and water droplets from entering the lens.3

Price and Availability

The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 lens will be available in mid July 2024 for a suggested retail price of $599.95.* For more information about the latest Nikon products, including the extensive lineup of NIKKOR Z lenses and the entire range of Z series cameras, please visit

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

1. Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange.
2. Focus breathing may be noticeable depending on the distance between the lens and the subject due to the characteristics of the lens.
3. Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.