Along with the Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, the company has also announced the Nikkor’s fastest for Nikon Z series cameras. This is the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens which, according to the manufacturer, “pays homage to the extraordinary optical legacy that the previous Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens established, while demonstrating the superiority and potential of the Nikon Z Mount.”
Defining its own class, the new Noct lens is addressed to the most demanding photographers. It focuses manually, allowing you to shoot in low light due to the maximum aperture of f/0.95, control the depth of field and get blur outside the field of sharpness. Additionally, shooting point light sources at maximum aperture would normally produce sagittal coma flare. However, with the new Noct lens the causes of sagittal coma flare are eliminated across the entire frame with point light sources being reproduced as tack-sharp point images even at the peripheries, for clear and crisp night landscapes and astronomical shots.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens features an ARNEO Coat, which provides anti-reflection performance to combat incident light reaching the lens surface from a vertical direction. Alongside the Nano Crystal Coat, which effectively reduces incident light from a diagonal direction.
The lens features include the presence of a miniature OLED screen, which displays the current aperture, focus distance and depth of field. In addition, it is worth noting the presence of a programmable control ring with which you can change the aperture or exposure compensation, and a function button Fn corresponding to the same buttons on cameras Z6 and Z7.
Price and Availability
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens has been priced at $7,996.95, it is already available for pre-order via Bhphotovideo.com and will go on sale from October 31, 2019. The package will include a premium custom padded case and the HN-38 Hood.
NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Specifications
- Dimensions of 102 x 153 mm
- Mount: Nikon Z (Full-Frame)
- 58mm Full Frame
- Maximum aperture: f/0.95
- Minimum aperture: f/22
- 17 Elements in 11 Groups
- Four Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Three Aspherical Elements
- 9 Blade Diaphragm
- Maximum magnification: 0.19x
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.5 m
- Front filter: 82 mm