Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens tested at DxOMark: the highest score ever achieved and the best sensor/lens combo ever tested


DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens. With the Nikon Z7 this is the best sensor/lens association DxO has ever tested (it replaces the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM with the Nikon D850). The actual DxO Mark test score is 55 – the highest score ever achieved. Here are the top 5 best lenses according to DxO Mark:


The 58mm Noct offers high center sharpness even when wide open, and homogeneity in the field of view that improves when stopping down. The light transmission is impressive at 1.1 T-Stop thanks to the f/0.95 aperture. Some of the drawbacks are vignetting and some lateral chromatic aberration which of course are typical for lenses of this type. DxO’s conclusion:

“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. In this review, we have compared the Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm F0.95 S Noct mounted on a Nikon Z 7 to its closest rivals from other brands. Remember that the lenses may be used on various cameras with different sensors, or in some cases on different camera systems using different mounts, so the results will vary between them.”

Read the full review at DxOMark.

Previous coverage of the Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens can be found here. The lens is currently in stock at most retailers:

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