Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens tested at DxOMark


DxOMark posted their review of the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens – here is their conclusion:

Modern short teles like this one rarely display any noticeable distortion, and indeed, this lens has only a very small amount (measured at 0.1%). With two ED elements, it has very well controlled levels of lateral chromatic aberration at all apertures and the lens has low vignetting (just -1.1 EV) at the maximum aperture. It also has excellent transmission, measured at 1.9 TStop. Overall, this Nikkor lens is a top-tier performer which can rival more expensive models in optical quality.

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 here)

Here are the currently best ranked 85mm lenses – the 85mm Z-mount lens is at the #2 stop after Sigma (click for larger view):


The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens is currently $100 off in the US: Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

Check pricing and availability at Amazon UKAmazon DE | Amazon CA | WEX | Park Camera | Calumet | Camera Canada.

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