Trick or treat for this monster. Meet The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct.
Back in April, fresh off the Nikon demo table and sporting my newly acquired Nikon Z hat, I was beckoned by a member of the Nikon staff to play with a separate set-up. Instead of being available on the table to play with, this unit was affixed onto a display, locked into place, and showing a description as “the fastest Nikkor lens ever.” During my playtime of Isolating faces in the crowd of the Convention Center Hall, it was clear: the lens was a beast.
And now, that beast is here.
It is important to note that this new 'beast' is developed for the Z mounts of the Nikon Z Mirrorless system. While the F to Z mount allows you to use your Nikon F-glass on a Z mount camera, you can’t go backward with a Z lens. In fact, Nikon shared, via press release, that the new Z mount is actually what makes this lens possible, with greater light capture and faster data sharing between the camera and the lens.
“The Noct is a testament to Nikon’s commitment to optical innovation driven by more than a century of expertise,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. shared via press release. “We promised a new dimension of optical performance for the Nikon Z series and NIKKOR Z lens lineup, and by announcing our fastest NIKKOR lens ever made, the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, we are making this claim a reality.”
- Focal length: 58mm
- Mount Type: Nikon Z mount
- Weight: Approximately 4 lb. 6.6oz.
- Lens Type: Manual Focus
- Format: FX
- Maximum Aperture: f/0.95
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Lens Elements: 17
- Lens Groups: 10
- Diaphragm Blades: 11
- Coats: ARNEO, Nano Crystal, Fluorine, Super Integrated
- Filter Size: 82mm