Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens DxOMark Review: Sharp Prime

DxOMark published their Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens test results: Tested on the 45.7MP Nikon Z7, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 49 points, with a combination of 41 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.9 TStop Transmission, 0.1% Distortion, -1.1 EV Vignetting and 3μm Chr.aberration.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Key Features:

  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Multi-Focus Stepping Motor AF System
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Conclusion from DxOMark:

With the move to mirrorless, Nikon has mostly concentrated on f/4 zooms and f/1.8 primes—at least initially, anyway. This is in contrast to Canon’s approach, with high-speed lenses designed to attract the attention of professional users. Be that as it may, from our tests the Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S is certainly a well-corrected lens with excellent sharpness at all apertures. Although the price might look a little precipitous for an f/1.8 lens, it ranks alongside the best from Zeiss, Canon, and Sony and is one of the finest fixed focal length primes available at any price. Read the full review at DxOMark.

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