Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 lens officially announced

As previously reported, Nikon officially announced the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 lens for Z-mount.

Pre-order links:

The next Nikon announcement: new Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.4 S-line lens coming very soon

Additional information after the break.

Lens features:

  • The lens offers excellent cost-performance with the fast, f/1.4 maximum aperture, allowing users to enjoy three-dimensional expressions with large bokeh that make the subject stand out.
  • With a total length of approximately 86.5 mm and a weight of around 415 g, the lens is easy to carry and supports comfortable hand-held shooting.
  • The wide-angle 35-mm angle of view enables the easy capture of a wide range of scenes and subjects, from landscapes and snapshots to people, flowers, and pets.
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.27 m allows users to get close to their subject and achieve large background bokeh for impressive shots.
  • The superior optical performance of NIKKOR Z lenses delivers clear depiction with minimal chromatic aberrations.
  • Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) ensures fast and quiet autofocusing.
  • Designed to suppress focus breathing, which is ideal for recording video.*1
  • Designed for dust- and drip-resistance with sealing throughout.*2

*1 Focus breathing may be noticeable depending on the distance between the lens and the subject due to the characteristics of the lens.
*2 Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.


Mount Nikon Z mount
Focal length 35mm
Maximum aperture ratio 1:1.4
Lens construction 11 elements in 9 groups
Angle of View 63° (FX imaging range)
44° (DX imaging range)
Dimensions Approx. 74.5mm x 86.5mm
Weight Approx. 415g

Additional picture with MTF charts and lens design:

Press release:


Elevate Your Artistry with the Latest NIKKOR Z Prime Lens

MELVILLE, NY – Today Nikon announced the release of the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4, a wide-angle prime lens that is compatible with Z mount full-frame/FX format mirrorless cameras. This fast, versatile lens offers a natural angle of view, popular among street and portrait photographers, with the creative freedom provided by a bright maximum aperture of f/1.4–all at an affordable price.

Not only does the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 allow users to enjoy beautiful soft bokeh and three-dimensional rendering at wide apertures, its versatile 35mm focal length and short minimum focus distance of 10.6 in. (0.27 m) make it ideal for capturing a wide variety of scenes and subjects. From landscapes and street photography to portraits and photos of flowers and pets, photographers and filmmakers will enjoy outstanding sharpness, beautifully-blurred backgrounds and exceptional versatility in low light.

Despite its large f/1.4 maximum aperture the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 is a great “carry everywhere” lens for day-to-day shooting, weighing just 14.6 oz (415 g) and measuring only 3.4 in. (86.5mm)in length.

The superior optical performance unique to NIKKOR Z lenses allows for clear images with outstanding clarity including close-up portraits that emphasize the subject with a pleasant background blur. Stopping down the aperture when photographing landscapes realizes incredible sharpness. As a wide-angle prime lens with superior cost performance, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 supports the capture of a wide variety of scenes and subjects, and will appeal to a wide variety of enthusiast creators.

Primary features of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4:

  • Beautiful bokeh: Max aperture of f/1.4 allows photographers and filmmakers to achieve smooth, creamy out of focus backgrounds while precisely controlling depth-of-field for ideal subject and background separation.
  • Versatile focal length: The 35mm focal length is close to that of human vision, making it ideal for capturing a wide range of scenes and subjects. On DX format Z cameras, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 becomes a 52mm equivalent prime lens, close to the classic “standard” 50mm.
  • Close minimum focus: Close focus of just 10.6 in (0.27 m) is ideal for capturing details in food and flowers with a beautifully blurred background.
  • Compact and well-balanced: The NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 weighs just 14.6 oz (415 g), making it is easy to carry and comfortable to use for hand-held shooting.
  • Fast and quiet autofocus: The use of a stepping motor (STM) for autofocus ensures fast and quiet autofocus for both stills and video.
  • Clickless control ring: Easily control key exposure settings including aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation.
  • Suppressed focus breathing: Advanced optical design means the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4’s focal length stays consistent during focusing, which is ideal when recording video.2
  • Dust and drip-resistant: Seals throughout the design help prevent dust and water droplets from entering the lens.

Price and Availability

The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 lens will be available in mid July 2024 for a suggested retail price of $599.95.

The one and only video promo for the new lens (in French):

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