Expand Your Creative Pursuits with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena
Fulfil your bokeh dreams with the new NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, the newest NIKKOR Z S-Line lens, that sparks creativity with its premium lens design and exceptional optical performance
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA – Nikon Middle East FZE. introduces the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, the latest NIKKOR Z S-Line1 series lens that embodies amazing visual experience, high reliability, and exceptional optical performance. Encased in a compact body, the lens offers the highest rendering performance of the S-Line series, delivers incredibly detailed captures geared even for video recording, and is designed with fast and highly accurate autofocus (AF), enabling users to leverage the maximum aperture of f/1.8.
“The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena is engineered to take advantage of the large diameter of the Z mount, which unlocks further possibilities of design and the consistent distribution of light. As a testament to Nikon’s commitment in pursuing optical excellence, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena stands out amongst other 135mm lenses, opening a new world of opportunities for creators to produce visual masterpieces in ways they have never experienced before,” said Narendra Menon, Managing Director, Nikon Middle East FZE.
NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena PRIMARY FEATURES
Get brilliant with class-leading beautiful bokeh
The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena redefines the art of bokeh for the NIKKOR Z lenses. Even at its remarkable f/1.8 maximum aperture, the lens delivers a large and beautiful round bokeh, adding captivating depth to every image captured. By minimising colour fringing, the lens ensures that the bokeh effect remains stunningly beautiful, almost mystical, and, more significantly, free from distracting elements from the foreground to the background.
© Christian Ammann
With the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, users can achieve edge-to-edge near-circular bokeh. Thanks to the carefully designed lens construction, uniform light is shared across the entire lens to minimise vignetting and control limitations in AF. Users can expect to achieve harmonious, accurate, and beautiful expressions as the shape of the bokeh is consistent across the frame, from the centre to the edge.
Clarity with exceptional rendering performance
Crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena achieves an exceptional S-Line rendering performance at 135mm focal length. Users can create images that will inspire others as the lens allows them to precisely reproduce the intricate textures of their subjects’ skin and hair – a testament to Nikon's commitment to perfection.
With the highest point-image reproduction performance among NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena ensures every detail, whether landscapes or night scenes, is captured with stunning clarity. Its abundant peripheral light volume at the maximum aperture of f/1.8 showcases brilliance that stands above the competition.
In addition, the lens boasts superior autofocus performance with its multi-focus system that allows photographers to capture every moment with precision and ease, even at a shallow depth of field. Users can enjoy precise focusing, perfect for highly detailed candid portraiture and street photography at the maximum aperture, thanks to the high-speed and highly accurate AF, without worrying about AF operational sound. Furthermore, smooth AF is possible when performing slow focusing during the recording of videos.
Capturing images under strong, harsh sunlight tends to result in ghosting or flares. With the double coating of Nikon’s proprietary Meso Amorphous Coat and ARNEO Coat, ghosting and flares caused by various incident light sources would be significantly reduced.
Your perfect imaging partner
The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena is only the second premium grade lens within the Z mount series, after the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, to be bestowed a special name indicative of its performance. Engraved with the word “Plena” to highlight its superiority in capturing fantastic, full expressions that harmonise the brilliance of subjects with beautiful bokeh, this premium lens design embodies exceptional optical performance worthy of top-tier NIKKOR Z lenses.
Users can expect form and function with this lens as it allows them to experience a sense of balance and an impressive impact without feeling imposing, thanks to its user-friendly design that takes advantage of the large diameter. Users can also focus on getting their shots as the lens features an L-Fn button at the top of the lens body to assign functions, much like the Fn1/Fn2 button, or change settings smoothly when shooting vertically.
Additionally, users can enjoy a smoother operation with a comfortable torque feeling, as the newly designed control ring allows for superb operability. The ring also enables a more intuitive experience where users can change setting values depending on how much they rotate it. In addition, users can capture a wider range of expressions with the lens’ versatile 82-mm filter-attachment size that leverages the large aperture and is suitable with a wide range of lenses. The anti-slip rubber at the front of the lens stabilises lens retention and supports reliable focus control while providing a better grip during transport.
Engineered for easy video recording
Nikon's commitment to versatility is evident with the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena's video recording capabilities. Carefully engineered with video recording in mind, this lens ensures that videographers can easily achieve exceptional image quality. Shooting in quiet situations, such as capturing a sleeping lion, is easier with a click-less control ring and adopting a stepping motor (STM) for the AF and aperture mechanism. Crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena achieves an exceptional S-Line rendering performance at 135mm focal length. Users can create images that will inspire others as the lens allows them to precisely reproduce the intricate textures of their subjects’ skin and hair – a testament to Nikon's commitment to perfection.
© Taru Rantala
With the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, users can be sure of recording natural-looking footage. It allows them to adjust their focus position, whether from foreground to background subjects or vice versa, with effective focus-breathing2 compensation. Plus, the stable exposure with smooth aperture changes results in videos with more natural changes of brightness.
Furthermore, its superior dust-and-drip resistant3 performance, with sealing on various areas of the lens, including the movable parts of the lens barrel, and a rubber gasket on the lens mount guarantees high reliability in various shooting conditions, providing peace of mind for creators who demand the utmost durability from their equipment. The lens is equipped with a diaphragm unit with its own drive mechanism that uses electronic signals from the camera for even more precise aperture control and consistently stable exposure control (AE), even with continuous shooting.
The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens is set to revolutionise the way creators capture the world. With its exceptional bokeh, rendering performance, design, and usability, this lens is a true embodiment of Nikon's legacy of optical excellence.
© Ashraful Arefin
1 The S-Line is a grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that demonstrate outstanding optical performance, adhering to a high standard of design principles and quality control.
2 Focus breathing may be noticeable depending on the distance between the lens and the subject due to the characteristics of the lens.
3 Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.