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Nikon introduces new ‘pancake’ prime

Posted on Feb 16, 2023

Nikon expands its NIKKOR Z collection with two new lenses

Nikon has added two lenses – the 26mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.2 S – to its NIKKOR Z mirrorless series.

The 26mm f/2.8 is a wide-angle ‘pancake’ prime lens and is Nikon’s smallest to date. Weighing just 125g and measuring 23.5mm long, yet benefitting from metal construction and sealed against dust and water, this little lens aims to be a companion for on-the-go creatives.

The 26mm focal length suits a range of subjects and styles, including street, landscape, architecture and interiors – and with a minimum focus distance of 20cm, it’s also appropriate for close-ups.

Promises of high image quality even in low-light environments, minimal focus breathing and a silent control ring mean the 26mm f/2.8 should attract interest from photographers and videographers alike.

The 85mm f/1.2 S is targeted at professional portrait photographers

The 85mm f/1.2 S sits within the premium S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses and is targeted at professional portrait photographers with its wide f/1.2 maximum aperture and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat, which is designed to prevent reflections and flare, even in direct sunlight.

According to Nikon, the 85mm f/1.2 S features fast and quiet autofocus with responsive tracking and easily customisable controls for faster operation. The lens is also weather sealed to provide extra protection when shooting on location.

The 26mm f/2.8 costs £529, while the 85mm f/1.2 S is priced at £2,999. Both will be available in early March 2023.

Visit Nikon’s website to learn more.

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