In case you missed it: Nikon Z-mount can support lenses faster than f/0.95

Black Friday is almost over and we can now get back to our regular coverage. The French website Mizuwari published their interview with Nicolas Gillet from Nikon France from the 2018 Photo Show. There is nothing really new to report here – the same topics have been discussed over and over during the past few months in other numerous interviews, including the claim that the Nikon Z mount can accept lenses faster than the already announced Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens:

“For the record, Nikon’s optical engineers have calculated that the Z mount can accept lenses up to f / 0.65”

Of course, if you are following [NR] on a regular basis, you already know this – Nikon has already confirmed this on multiple occasions. Here, for example, is a quote from IR’s interview with Nikon executives (previously reported here):

F/0.95 is just the beginning?

Now this was interesting: The amazing f/0.95 aperture of the coming 58mm lens is the starting point for super-aperture lenses, versus an end point! When I mentioned the f/0.95 aperture as a goal for the new mount, Mouri-san said that their goal was actually more ambitious than that, and that the 58/0.95 lens was just a “current point”.

Wow — so how fast can we go? Will we see an f/0.9? An f/0.85 or 0.8?

They of course declined to answer with any specifics, but I found it extremely interesting that we may well see lenses even faster than f/0.95 in the future!


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