Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens DxOMark Review: 55 Points

DxOMark published their Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens test results: Tested on the 45.7MP Nikon Z7, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 55 points, with a combination of 35 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.1 TStop Transmission, 0.2% Distortion, -2 EV Vignetting and 9μm Chr.aberration. Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens Key Features:

  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Four Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • ARNEO, Nano Crystal, and Fluorine Coats
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Information OLED Panel and L.Fn Button
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm

Conclusion from DxOMark:

Like the original Noct-Nikkor was showcasing Nikon’s optical expertise back in the ’70s and ’80s, so too is the new Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct. It has a phenomenal optical performance. Indeed, the new Noct on the Nikon Z 7 achieved the highest score by any lens and camera combination that we’ve seen to date. However, at close to $8000, it’s pricey and both the size and weight, not to mention the long-throw manual focus, are all sure to limit its appeal. Movie studios and rental houses won’t flinch though, nor will the well-heeled seeking the signature look of a highly-corrected ultra-high-speed lens, but for everyone else, it’s the kind of lens that people only dream of.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens: $7,996.95 at Amazon, B&HAdorama. $300 off on Nikon Z7 body: $2,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Read more: