London, England, 10th October 2019: Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system's full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is positioned at the very top of the S-Line1, and serves as the symbol of the superior optical performance achieved with NIKKOR Z lenses. It takes advantage of the superior design flexibility made possible by the combination of the large-diameter (inner diameter of 55 mm) Z mount and the 16 mm flange focal distance to realize an f/0.95 maximum aperture, the fastest (brightest) 2 in Nikon history. The design intent behind the AI Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.23 standard prime lens, which was released in 1977 and well received for its ability to reproduce sharp and clear points, has been carried over to this new Noct lens that pursues outstanding optical performance and incredible rendering performance in terms of point-image reproduction characteristics, resolution, and bokeh effects, maximizing these characteristics from its f/0.95 maximum aperture.
The optics for this lens are constructed of 17 elements in 10 groups for which four ED glass elements and three aspherical lens elements including new large-diameter ground aspherical lens elements made of high-refractive-index glass materials molded with great precision are employed. These elements realize a high degree of correction for various types of aberration, including distortion and spherical aberration. In addition, Nikon's exclusive anti-reflection coatings, ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, have been adopted. The combination of these two coating technologies effectively reduces ghost and flare generated by incident light for incredibly sharp and clear images.
1 The S-Line is a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a new benchmark in optical performance, redefining design principles and quality control.
2 Among interchangeable lenses for Nikon cameras.
3 A lens named after musical compositions known as nocturnes which is optimized for night time photography with a fast maximum aperture, characterized by superior point-image reproduction.
The lens is designed with machined metal exterior components and a yellow engraved "Noct" logo that give the lens an elegant appearance that matches the refined quality of the engineering. It is equipped with focus and control rings that rotate smoothly for operation with a precision feel, and supports the skilled use in a wide variety of situations and conditions expected of the pinnacle of the S-Line.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, which pursues the ultimate in optical performance, enables new forms of imaging expression with stills and movies for those who primarily concentrate on portrait, night landscape, and starscape photography.
The dedicated trunk case supplied with the lens which bears the Noct logo supplied with the lens can be used to store not only the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, but it also contains an additional storage compartment beneath the trunk’s inner cover, which is illustrated with a cross-section of the lens. The case has been designed for flexible use that responds to a variety of needs.
Nikon will continue to lead imaging culture by providing products that stimulate the creative intent of customers around the world with a wide variety of high quality.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct will retail nationwide at £8,299 inc. VAT
Posted on: Thursday 10 October 2019
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