New-generation, fast, wide-angle lens useful in a wide variety of situations, delivering superior rendering that overwhelms other 35mm f/1.8 lenses
Capture stunning images with the versatile NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S. As a fast wide-angle prime lens, enjoy the ability to take ultra-sharp images with creamy smooth bokeh. Perfect for portraiture and close up photography, the lens’s maximum aperture is also perfect for low light photography. Explore a wide range of possibilities with this prime lens.
1. Key Features
Higher optical performance very different from conventional f/1.8 lenses is realized through the following four factors: 1) resolving power compatible with high-megapixel digital cameras that enables reproduction of even minute texture, 2) superb point-image reproduction when capturing point light sources in night landscapes, 3) soft and natural bokeh characteristics, and 4) reduced axial chromatic aberration for minimal color fringing. Specifically, regarding resolution, thanks to the adoption of a multi-focusing system, high imaging performance is provided at any focus distance. Even minute details of distant scenery are sharply reproduced, while in close-range portraits, it is possible to emphasize the subject by rendering the eyes in sharp focus against a softly blurred background. Also, Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghost and flare is employed to ensure clear, sharp reproduction even for backlit situations. While achieving higher optical performance, compact design is also attained for superb portability.
With the adoption of the multi-focusing system, higher standards of lens design principles, and more detailed lens information with high-speed, large-capacity communication between the camera and lens, outstandingly accurate AF control is attained for both still and movie shooting. The multi-focusing system is a new AF drive system that also contributes to enhancing optical performance. Via the combination of AF drive units within the lens body, the position of the lens focus groups is precisely controlled. By drastically reducing aberrations, superb imaging performance is delivered across the entire shooting range including close distances. Furthermore, extremely accurate and high-speed AF control is also realized. A new, powerful stepping motor (STM) that enables highly precise lens stopping control is employed for further improved focusing accuracy. Utilizing a stepping motor also results in an outstandingly quiet AF drive mechanism.
A control ring is newly adopted to which functions such as focus (M/A), aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned. The ring enables comfortable shooting with its superior operational feel. It also works as the focus ring when manual focus mode is selected.
Focus breathing (shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus) is effectively compensated and various sounds (AF drive, diaphragm drive, control ring operation) are minimized. Also, smooth diaphragm control enables the recording of movies with natural transition of image brightness. In addition, smooth image expression is achieved with comfortable operation of the control ring.
• Lens body is designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance for enhanced reliability • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that accurately controls the aperture for stable aperture control even during high-speed continuous shooting
2. MTF Chart and Lens Construction
Nikon Z mount
11 elements in 9 groups (including 2 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view
FX format: 63° DX format: 44°
Rear focusing system
Minimum focus distance
0.25 m ( 0.82 ft)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Nano Crystal Coat
62 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 73.0 mm maximum diameter x 86.0 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 370 g ( 13.1 oz.)
LC-62B 62 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-89 Bayonet Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case
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