NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S

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The portrait master

85 mm portrait lens Fast f/1.2 aperture S-Line quality Nano Crystal Coat Multi-focusing system

The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S is an ultra-fast, professional portrait lens with extraordinary bokeh, resolution, and sharpness. Whether you shoot fashion, fine art, editorial, or event portraiture—this incredible 85 mm prime will embrace your vision perfectly.

Sublime bokeh
The quality of bokeh this portrait lens produces is exquisite. An 11-blade rounded aperture and advanced optical design result in large, soft bokeh that’s perfectly round and smoothly graded, with no fringing—even around point light sources. Combined with the ultra-shallow depth of field achieved at f/1.2, you can isolate even the smallest subject details. Everything else will gently fade away. 


Paint with the light

Whether you’re shooting wide open or stopped down, the spectacular resolving power of this full-frame portrait lens will bring out the details that draw you in. From the texture of someone’s clothes to the exact hue of their skin tone, the clarity of colour and contrast throughout the frame is exceptional. Combined with the lens’ creamy bokeh, images take on an almost three-dimensional quality.


Liberating clarity

Specialised lens elements and Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat control light dispersion and prevent ghosting, reflections, and flare. If a portrait with dramatic backlighting is part of your creative vision, you can shoot directly into harsh light sources, and still capture the sharpest, clearest images imaginable.


The art of precision

The glint of an eye. The curve of an eyelash. With two groups of lens elements moving in precise synchronisation, this lens’ quiet multi-focusing system powers meticulous AF that will keep your intended point of focus sharp. You’ll confidently meet the challenge of shooting at f/1.2 and working with a razor-thin focal plane, whether your subject is perfectly still or moving about.

Let the eyes do the talking

Use this 85 mm portrait lens with Eye-Detection AF, and your Nikon Z camera will find your subject’s eyes—and maintain focus—no matter how they move. Every frame will be flawless. You’ll never need to say ‘can you do that again’ again.

Technical Specification


Nikon Z mount



Focal length

85 mm

Maximum aperture

f/ 1.2

Minimum aperture

f/ 16

Lens construction

15 elements in 10 groups (including 1 ED element, 2 aspherical elements, and elements with a Nano Crystal coat)

Angle of view

FX format: 28° 30′
DX format: 18° 50′

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Included in the box
Optional Accessories
Additional information

1 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.