For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   After the deployment of full-frame mirrorless body products by major manufacturers in 2018, it will consolidate the lens front in 2019. For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning. Of course, Nikon also has very high expectations for the Z series. Nikon has a unique idea for the update of the Z series lens group.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   It’s not difficult to see that Nikon Z series lenses are made in terms of volume According to the concept, the three f/1.8 series lenses currently launched-NIKKOR Z35mmf/1.8S, NIKKOR Z50mmf/1.8S and the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens to be evaluated in this review are all extremely small and lightweight, with no Anti-camera matching can achieve the purpose of overall light weight and portability.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens parameter table

   The NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens evaluated this time is a fixed-focus lens suitable for portrait shooting. It has 2 aspherical lenses, 9 aperture blades, and weighs only 470g. According to the official publicity, the biggest advantage of this lens is that it can use the natural blur effect to emphasize the subject, and the image on the focal plane has a high resolution. The current price of this lens is about RMB 5,500, and it is also the first 85mm lens for Nikon Z mount. Today let us take a look at what kind of performance this compact lens will bring.

  Lightweight and compact, solid workmanship

  Nikkor Z85mmf/1.8S lens continues the characteristics of the Z series lens, which can be seen from the packaging. The new yellow and black packaging is a brand new visual style created by Nikon for the Z series.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginningFor Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens packaging and a list of the packaging

  The package contains some conventional accessories. In addition to the lens body, there are also hoods and lens bags, as well as warranty cards and manuals. The first impression that this lens left on me was its slender figure. The overall lens was relatively slender and it felt very light in my hand.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens is equipped with hood and hood reflection effect

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens adopts the matte process as a whole, and the hand feels smooth and delicate. The size is 75mmX99mm and the weight is 470 grams. It is slightly heavier than the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mmf/1.8G lens used for SLR cameras. The lens structure of 12 elements in 8 groups includes 2 low-dispersion ED lenses and a nano-crystalline coating. The lens is more solid than the 9 elements in 9 groups of NIKKOR 85mmf/1.8G. Through the use of nano crystal coating, even when shooting portraits with backlighting, it can effectively suppress ghosting and flare, and clearly capture the subject with the sun behind.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens logo

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens focus lever and NikkorS logo

   Now many lenses have cancelled the focus window, and this lens is no exception. The function of the focus window of the era can be realized in the display. The focus mode lever on the side is also the only switch on the entire lens body.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens adopts 9 aperture blades

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens adopts 67mm caliber, which can be seen by lens group Light green coating. The use of 9 aperture blades can also achieve softer and natural background blur for portrait shooting.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens and NIKKOR Z50mmf/1.8S lens

   After putting the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens and the NIKKOR Z50mmf/1.8S lens together, You can feel the slenderness and slenderness of this lens even more. As an 85mm lens, its size is not much longer than the 50mm lens of the same door, in contrast, the 50mm lens appears more “solid”.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Nikon Z6 Body and NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens

   After installing the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens on the Nikon Z6 body, the overall style is very harmonious. It is a product tailored for the Z series. This evaluation will also use this Z6 body throughout. Through the evaluation below, let’s take a look at the highlights of this new lens!

   NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens MTF curve test

   Before officially entering the real shooting evaluation, we first tested the MTF curve part of this lens. In this MTF curve test session, the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens is equipped with a Nikon full-frame mirrorless Z6 body. For a fixed-focus portrait lens, the image quality of the maximum aperture directly affects consumers’ overall evaluation of this lens. Therefore, in this test, we mainly focus on the imaging performance of the center and edge under the maximum aperture of the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  MTF curve

   From the measured MTF curve results, the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens at the maximum aperture, whether it is the center image quality performance or the edge The picture quality is very good. In the center of the picture, the spatial rating is before 1500LW/PH, which has a very good contrast control for the shot picture. This excellent contrast control for portrait shooting will also have a good texture for the portrait shot. Similarly, the MTF curve of the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S at the edge of the picture is also very good. Before the spatial frequency of 1000LW/PH, this lens has a good contrast performance at the edge of the maximum aperture.

  The image quality and blur performance of each stop

   The image quality performance of each stop is one of the important factors to evaluate the image quality of a lens. In the real resolution shot, I fixed the camera position and adjusted the aperture step by step to shoot. The center and edge image quality was intercepted and displayed as follows.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   The actual shooting results let me draw on this lens The quality is greatly praised. The most intuitive thing is the image quality in the center, which is very good when fully opened, and the sharpness is quite high, and the excellent image quality can be guaranteed up to f/16. Compared with the center, the edge image quality is not so amazing. At f/1.8 aperture, there is a more obvious brightness attenuation, and the image is soft; as the aperture shrinks to f/5.6, the edge image quality has a great The improvement of the resolution level and the center are almost the same. Overall, the resolution performance of the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens is trustworthy.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens blur effect test

As a portrait lens, its blur performance is also worthy of attention. The NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens uses a 9-piece aperture design to get a circular blur spot. The picture above is the display effect of the blur effect as the aperture changes. When shooting, I placed the focus ring at the closest focusing distance to get a more obvious blur effect.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 3200 Exposure time: 1/6s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

  Combined with the advantages of 85mm focal length, this lens can be used to capture the background at the maximum aperture Fully blurred, the light spot in the center area of ​​the picture is almost circular, which is of great help to improve the visual effect of the picture when shooting night scenes, while the edge of the picture is slightly corroded, and the overall blur effect is satisfactory.

   Dispersion and Astral Performance

   The performance of    in terms of dispersion, the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens is equally convincing. With the dispersion-related optimization turned off in the camera, I looked for two extremely strong highlight scenes. The following is a screenshot of the highlight area.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   inside the red frame It is the highlight area of ​​the picture. The left picture is picture A and the right picture is picture B.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Through the real shooting effect of the above picture, the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens does not show the slightest dispersion in the face of high contrast and high brightness. It can be used when shooting high-light scenes. Please rest assured.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens starburst performance

   Similarly, in terms of the performance of glare, facing the venomous sunset, this lens only showed slight glare. After installing the hood, glare can be effectively avoided. In terms of astronomical performance, the astronomical effect began to appear gradually after the f/5.6 aperture. Since the number of aperture blades is singular, its starburst will produce a beautiful effect twice the number of blades.

  Vignette and distortion performance

   In the previous resolution test, I have found that the NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens will have a certain vignetting at the maximum aperture. In the test in this session, I also turned off the vignetting control, diffraction compensation and automatic distortion control in the camera’s lens compensation menu. The following is a partial screenshot of the real shot screen.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   It can be seen by observation that NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens The vignetting angle is more pronounced at f/1.8-f/2.8, and the aperture is reduced to f/4.0, and the vignetting angle is significantly improved. After f/5.6, the vignetting angle is very weak, so I will not do more here. The following is the distortion test. Considering the impact of the focus group on the lens structure in different conditions, I shot at a distance of 1 meter and 4 meters to check the distortion in different scenes.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   NIKKOR Z85mmf /1.8S lens distortion performance at 1 meter distance

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

The distortion performance of    NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens at a distance of 5 meters

   as a medium and long focal length lens, pillow Shape distortion is a common type of distortion, the surrounding area of ​​the picture will be compressed and distorted inward. According to the real shot test, there is almost no distortion in this lens, which also benefits from the mature manufacturing process and classic fixed focus structure of the 85mm lens.

  Environmental portrait sample

  85mm is a practical focal length for portrait shooting, which has its own unique effect on the sense of space and the prominence of the subject. Through the following set of real portrait shots of different scenes, while experiencing the excellent image quality of this lens, I also felt the classic charm of the 85mm lens. This shooting is all straight out in JPG format, and the default settings are used in the camera. Only the file size is reduced in the later stage to facilitate browsing.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/320s Exposure compensation: 0.3EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 100  Exposure time: 1/1000s  Exposure compensation: 0.3EV  White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/400s Exposure compensation: 0.7EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 100  Exposure time: 1/125s  Exposure compensation: 0.3EV  White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/640s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length: 85mm  aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 100  exposure time: 1/320s  exposure compensation: 0EV  white balance: automatic

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 100  Exposure time: 1/500s  Exposure compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 100  exposure time: 1/640s  exposure compensation: 0.7EV  white balance: automatic

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length: 85mm  aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 100  exposure time: 1/160s  exposure compensation: 0.3 EV White Balance: Auto

  Accurate and smooth focus, let me use Nikon Z6 body and NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens to shoot portraits with precision and detail performance, both on the screen. Withdraw. Whether it is full body, half body or portrait, there is a unique sense of space. In fact, before shooting, I was worried about whether the blurring under f/1.8 aperture could effectively separate the background. I think the real shot effect is sufficient. Thanks to the use of 9 circular apertures, its performance on the background blur is also particularly charming. It is an excellent lens that has always allowed you to take pictures with peace of mind.

  More samples and summary

   In addition to portrait shooting, this lens also has many advantages in daily life. For those who like to shoot beautiful blur style pictures, with the help of the 85mm focal length and f/1.8 aperture to bring the blur, you can easily get the hazy shallow depth of field picture, especially at night, you can get a dreamy blur Blurred light spots.

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/200s Exposure compensation: 0.3EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/2.8  ISO sensitivity: 220  Exposure time: 1/100s  Exposure compensation: 0EV  White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length: 85mm  aperture : F/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/250s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/2.5 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0.3EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/200s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/125s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 1100  Exposure time: 1/100s  Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: automatic

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Focal length: 85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 110 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 3200  Exposure time: 1/500s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance : Automatic

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length :85mm Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 110 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/200s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 320 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length: 85mm  aperture :F/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 900 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

  Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 140 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length: 85mm  aperture: f /1.8 ISO sensitivity: 100 Exposure time: 1/320s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   Focal length: 85mm  Aperture: f/1.8  ISO sensitivity: 200  Exposure time: 1/100s  Exposure compensation: 0EV  White balance: Auto

For Nikon, as an optical giant, the announcement of the Z series mirrorless camera products is just the beginning

   focal length: 85mm  aperture: f/1.8 ISO sensitivity: 7200 Exposure time: 1/100s Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto

   The extremely high picture quality, perfect sharpness and detail performance, and beautiful blur effect are the intuitive feelings this NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens brings to me. Especially when shooting portraits, whether full-body scenes or eye contact and other details, the effect of this lens is convincing, and even many aspects exceed expectations, such as sharpness and resolution. Top level. In daily life, this lens also has many uses. As a medium telephoto lens, it can also shoot still life scenery and other subjects. In addition, the small size and light weight make it very portable to carry around, and will not add burden to travel. After installing it on the fuselage, it even gave me the illusion of a wide-angle lens.

   In general, through this NIKKOR Z85mmf/1.8S lens, we have seen Nikon’s strength in mirrorless products, hoping to convince people with image quality and gain more Multi-person choice and trust.

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