Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S & Nikkor Z 26mm F2.8 in...

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S & Nikkor Z 26mm F2.8 in Development


Melville, NY—At CES 2023, Nikon Inc. announced it is developing the Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S, a fast mid-telephoto prime lens. Also in development is the Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8. The latter is a slim, wide-angle prime lens. Both lenses will work with full-frame (FX-format) Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S
Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.2 S

The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S is part of Nikon’s S line Nikkor Z lens series. The S line is a grade of Nikkor Z lenses that demonstrate outstanding optical performance. They also adhere to a high standard of design principles and quality control.

As such, the new mid-tele lens realizes both “superior rendering performance and large, beautiful bokeh,” Nikon stated. In addition, this lens will expand possibilities for users capturing portraits in areas such as weddings and fashion.

Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8

Furthermore, the new Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 also sports a slim and light form factor, along with high rendering performance.

Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8

Nikon says this lens will also be a versatile option for advanced amateur photographers’ everyday photography.

“Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs; contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression,” the company added.

These lenses made their debut at Nikon’s booth (Central Hall #17914) during the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas.

The company did not disclose additional specs, pricing or release dates for the two lenses.


  1. What’s the matter with Nikon? Biggest show post COVID and the big takeaway is 2 lenses in development!

    Started shooting with the F2. Ready to go mirrorless, where’s th Z8. If announced that would start the cycle. Six months to availability, shortage, gouging, bad firmware, quality issue, and finally availability with patches, at list in 18 months.