DxOMark Published Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm F1.2 S Lens Review: 55 Points

DxOMark has completed their full review of the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Lens. Tested on the 45.7MP Nikon Z7, Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 55 points, with a combination of 44 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.3 TStop Transmission, 0.3% Distortion, -1.6 EV Vignetting and 7μm Chr.aberration.

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Lens Key Features:

  • Full-Frame | f/1.2 to f/16
  • Fast Aperture Portrait-Length Prime Lens
  • Multi-Focus System and Dual STM
  • Control Ring and Function Button
  • 2 Aspherical, 1 ED Element
  • Extensively Weather Sealed

Conclusion from DxOMark:

The 85mm focal length remains a popular choice for portraiture and, high-grade, ultra-fast versions like this are revered by pros and amateurs alike. Such models are also in demand for indoor sports, AF speeds permitting. While we can’t comment on the autofocus performance, the optical quality of the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S is outstanding. Admittedly, while there’s some lateral chromatic aberration in the outer field, it doesn’t affect much, if at all, image sharpness, and with auto correction enabled in-camera, it is unlikely you would notice it anyway. High image quality combined with high speed always comes at a price, but as a long-term investment, it’s usually money well spent.

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