NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S

24 Reviews

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A versatile, artistic portrait lens built upon the breakthroughs of Nikon Z—with the premium features of an S-Line lens. Staggering resolution, flattering perspective, tack-sharp eyes and a dreamy bokeh effect—this lens is indispensable for portraiture, headshots, fashion photography and video interviews.
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  • 5

    Hits way above what is expected of a 85 1.8.

    Posted by Richiero on February 25, 2020

    Extremely sharp, great bokeh, overall beautiful rendering. AF very quiet, faster than 1.8g counterpart.

  • 5

    Superb lens

    Posted by Firephotog on February 25, 2020

    I use my Z 85 1.8S for corporate head shots and it is easily the best lens I´ve used for portraits. It´s fast, sharp and renders beautiful colors.

  • 5

    Best 85mm I´ve ever owned!

    Posted by fromshadowlands on February 25, 2020

    I purchased this 85mm to be the portrait lens for my Z6. It´s stunning with portraits! Amazing, honestly. This lens will be with me for years. I´ve shot indoor sports at F1.8 several times and even outdoor sports in DX mode. Can´t complain about anything. It´s silent. It´s sharp, even wide open.

  • 5


    Posted by Godric on February 25, 2020

    I have been shooting for a week, mostly testing g the new firmware update (3.0) but simply, fast focus, extremely sharp, beautiful colors, light, balanced well for long shots. Simply amazing in all aspects. My only complaint, would be I dont have its f1.2 counterpart

  • 5

    Light weight and great!

    Posted by JasonC on February 25, 2020

    So far so great. The lens produces nice sharp colorful images but my favorite thing about it is how light weight it is.

  • 5

    The best 85mm I´ve had!

    Posted by MarcoATX on December 26, 2019

    This 85mm is awesome!! Lighter and powerful. Love it. This and my 120mm f1.4 g are my favorite portrait lenses.

  • 5

    Lightweight, but well built with beautiful renderings

    Posted by BRPhotography on December 26, 2019

    The 85mm S was my first lens from the Z line. I´ve used it to shoot portraits and weddings, and as secondary lens on a Z6 body for marathons. It´s been a pleasure to use, because it´s part of such a lightweight system, with overall image quality that renders realistic colors/skin tones, and a level of sharpness that´s better across the frame than my G lenses, as advertised. What impressed (and surprised) me the most is that using dynamic area mode, it focuses faster in moderately low light, when compared to my 85mm 1.8G on my D750. I´m now able to take ambient/low-light shots on reception dance floors with my S primes, seeing a higher hit rate. I didn´t expect that!

    Any experienced photographer using the Z system would be impressed by its image quality and the new features the system provides, particularly with new firmware upgrades to focusing features.

  • 5


    Posted by DrDf on December 25, 2019

    I already owned the DX 85mm prime f/1.4 for my D7000, which quickly became my favorite lens when shooting the grandkids in action, and didn´t expect to find any significant difference with this Z S-Line 85mm f/1.8 for my new Z7; so I was shocked by the improvement in clarity, speed, and especially native sharpness this new lens had over the previous one. Highly recommended!!

  • 5

    On Location Portrait Lens

    Posted by DennisGrayPhotographer on December 25, 2019

    I have included one image. The first is my 10 year old Granddaughter. f1.8 at 1/800 sec. Using the Eye Focus system her left eye is needle sharp. The rest of her face is going into a nice softness.