NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S

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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

    Another Great Z Lens

    Posted by Anonymous on October 15, 2023

    Headshots are a large part of my business and since transitioning into the Z system I was excited to get the 85mm 1.8 S lens and it did not disappoint. I have never experienced a lens so ridiculously sharp at the widest aperture. That kind of sharpness against the beautiful smooth bokeh is magic. For a lens that performs this well and is compact, light weight and reasonably priced makes it a must have.

  • 5

    Amazing piece of glass.

    Posted by Haris Djonko on February 21, 2023

    Excellent and very sharp lens for portraiture :)I fully recommend it to any portrait photographer.

  • 5

    A Must Have for Portraiture

    Posted by Brandon Begg on February 11, 2023

    This is a solid lens for portraits for a reasonable price, considering it falls into Nikon's S line of lenses. The bokeh is outstanding, and the focus is razor sharp if used properly. Eventually I may upgrade to the 85mm f1.2, since I bought this right before it was announced. But in the meantime, I'm more than happy to use this one on shoots.

  • 5


    Posted by Conny Hagberg on February 4, 2023

    Ett väldigt skarpt och gediget byggt objektiv.

  • 5

    My favorite lens for single person portraits.

    Posted by Morales on December 21, 2022

    This is my new baby. It is by far my favorite lens if I am photographing a singular person. The bokeh is phenomenal with that wide aperture. The lens itself is small enough and light enough to take on those fast photoshoots when you're running around downtown and have to move out of the street quick. I love it! Another great tool to keep in your camera bag!

  • 5

    85mm 1.8s

    Posted by slickscream on December 3, 2021

    I picked up this lens after reading how highly reviewed it was. I was previously using the 85mm 1.8 g (f-mount) version. The results were great, so I was skeptical as to how it could improve much.

    I am blown away by the level of sharpness the 1.8s renders. This is an incredible lens.

  • 5

    Incredible lens

    Posted by Michael on August 31, 2021

    I absolutely love this lens. Coupled with the Z7, it is magical!

  • 5

    I love the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S. You will too.

    Posted by RAUN LOHRY on January 7, 2021

    I love 85mm for its background compression. I have owned the AFS 85mm f/1.4E for years and loved it, but, I sold it a week after shooting with the Z 85mm f/1.8 S! I was doing a shoot for a family at their home and was switching between the two 85's. When I got the pictures in the computer for editing I was amazed. Shocked, honestly, at the color rendition of the Z 85, its clarity, acuity, bokeh, and sharpness. it was visibly better than the f/1.4. I love the 85 1.4 (and still have the 105mm f/1.4E) but one session with the Z 85 and I was genuinely converted with no regrets. Plus, this little 85 is small enough to do street photography, travel, just about anything and still be fairly inconspicuous.

  • 5

    Wonderful lens

    Posted by MDHodges on February 29, 2020

    Amazing lens. It balances well on the Z bodies; it´s fast, quiet, and super sharp. You can maintain a low profile and still get superior images. Most 1.4 lenses call attention to themselves, this lens may not be attention-grabbing, but the images are.