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Perfect for portraiture, the Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 is a great lens for creating stunning images of people. The 85mm focal length renders shots with an elegant compression that is particularly flattering making it a perfect Z-series lens for portraits or fashion photography. The combination of 9 blades with a ultra-wide f/1.8 circular aperture and prime lens optics deliver the best of both worlds, razor sharp focus contrasted with a soft bokeh-licious shallow depth-of-field.

Portrait Perfect Prime 85mm Lens

The benefit of shooting portraits with a focal length of 85mm, is that it lends itself quite well to creating images with a stunningly shallow depth-of-field. This exaggeration between what is in and out-of-focus gives shooters enhanced creative freedom for visual storytelling.

Ultra-Bright and Fast Glass

Take advantage of the f/1.8 aperture on the Nikon 85mm lens and shoot wide open, to collect more light, ideal for low-light conditions. The bright aperture isn’t just for dark scenes though, it unlocks faster shutter speeds to freeze fast moving subjects. Most importantly though the f/1.8 aperture renders the background of your shot with a soft bokeh, bringing the attention to your subject.

Professional Handling and Performance

Made for discerning shooters, the lens is lightweight, great for long wedding and portrait sessions. The lens has a customisable ring that doubles as a focus control when in MF mode, as well as a focus mode selector switch. The elements are treated with a nano coating to reduces reflections and increases contrast.

High Resolution Optics

Nikon have designed the Z-series 85mm and paid close attention to the optical construction of the lens to ensure it is able to resolve images up to an incredibly high resolution. This is achieved using 12 individual optical elements arranged in 8 different groups, two of which are Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements that reduce colour fringing and correct aberrations for refined optical performance.

Designed for Nikon Z Mirrorless Cameras

The Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Z-series lens has been constructed specifically for Nikon’s popular Z-series mirrorless cameras, with a lightweight style and distinctive design that makes it a perfect match for either the Z6 or Z7 cameras from Nikon. It pairs well with their existing range of S-series primes, delivering the ultimate low-light and shallow depth-of-field performance.


Nikon Z mount



Focal length

85 mm

Maximum aperture

f/ 1.8

Minimum aperture

f/ 16

Lens construction

12 elements in 8 groups (including 2 ED elements and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)

Angle of view

FX format: 28° 30' DX format: 18° 50'

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Minimum focus distance

0.8 m from focal plane

No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening )


Nano Crystal Coat

Filter-attachment size

67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approx. 75 mm (3.0 in.) maximum diameter x 99 mm (3.9 in.) (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approx. 470 g (1 lb 0.6 oz)


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* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.

  • Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens
  • 67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap (LC-67B)
  • Rear Lens Cap (LF-N1)
  • Bayonet Hood (HB-91)
  • Lens Case (CL-C1)

Manufacturer Warranty


This product comes with a

12*month Australian warranty

from Nikon Australia

*Available with free registration at

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.