The latest Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens reviews


The latest Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens reviews (top photos by Dariusz Breś):


→ Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens review by Richard Haw:

This lens is super-sharp even wide-open it’s hard to believe what I saw until I zoomed-into the photos at home on a larger monitor, the field seems flat it makes there resulting photos look like they were shot at a smaller aperture. I couldn’t believe that something like this could be engineered. Usually, you will get a small part where things are in-focus and the rest is blurry but not with this lens, it’s makes photos taken with it wide-open more than usable. I am still in disbelief as I write and inspect the photos. There are subtle traces of chromatic aberration which looks good because they blended really well into the rest of the photo, making this more of a feature than a flaw.


→ Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens review by Camerajabber:

The new Nikon Noct is exceptional in its build, image quality and aspiration. Undeniably big, heavy and expensive, it’s impractical for the majority of Z-camera shooters, but actually more practical than I’d imagined. Its image quality is stunning. It’s not easy hitting focus manually at the maximum aperture, but good technique and Z-camera features like Focus Peaking and Zoom On/Off help. For portraits particularly, the combination of the 58mm field-of-view and creamy bokeh produce an other-worldly feel that’s almost unrivalled. The Noct truly is the type of lens that will set your photography apart.


→ Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens review by Ephotozine:

Pros:

  • Outstanding sharpness
  • Virtually zero CA
  • Excellent flare resistance
  • Excellent handling
  • Quality manufacture
  • Custom functions for L-Fn button
  • Sublime handling of point light sources
  • Virtually no distortion
  • Beautiful bokeh effects

Cons:

  • Huge price tag
  • Weight
  • Screw thread lens hood


→ Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens review by Photar.ru (in Russian):

Pros:

  • Excellent resolution and contrast
  • Mild chromatic aberration
  • Keeps backlight excellent
  • Beautiful and smooth blur background
  • Good geometry, distortion is very difficult to notice
  • Build quality and lens design
  • Advanced features through additional controls

Cons:

  • Manual focus is still a minus, no matter how well the focusing and sharpness of the lens itself helps
  • Size and weight
  • Very noticeable “breath of focus” (about 16-18% of the frame)
  • Price


→ Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens review by Theartofphotography (see also this post):

The ultimate competition to Leitz Noctilux is here and I must say that I´m impressed. I love my Noctilux, and i still do, but I must say that the combo Nikon Z6 and Noct Nikkor is a winner in every respect except when it comes to size. The Nikkor is dramatically better tuned when it comes to chromatic aberration and it is a sharper lens on 0,95.


→ Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens review by DC.Watch:


→ Noct in Rome - First impressions of Nikon Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct lens:

Previous coverage of the new Noct can be found here.

Check Noct pricing and availability at: Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Park Camera | WEX | Calumet | Camera Canada.

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