In addition to the APS-C Nikon Z50, Nikon has also introduced its NIKKOR Z 58mm 1:0.95 S Noct, which is still open in the roadmap for 2019 and has high light output. Nikon Noct lenses have a long tradition (does anyone know the Nikon Noct-Nikkor AI 58mm f1.2 from 1977?).
With the new NIKKOR Z 58mm 1:0.95 S Noct, Nikon adds an exciting new fixed focal length to its growing portfolio of Z-Mount lenses.
If you want to get an overview of the Nikon Z Lens portfolio, you will also find the updated Nikon Lens Roadmap with all already introduced (blue) and future (yellow) Nikkor Z Lenses:
The new NIKKOR Z 58mm 1:0.95 S Noct was manufactured with 17 lenses in 10 groups containing four ED glass elements and a total of three aspherically ground lenses. The aperture, distance setting and depth of field of the lens can be checked via the OLED display. With the noiseless adjustment ring typical for Z lenses, aperture and exposure correction can be adjusted, among other things. The extended function key (Fn) can be assigned up to 17 functions such as exposure memory, exposure metering and bracketing.
The new NIKKOR Z 58mm 1:0,95 S Noct weighs a full 2 kg, has 11 aperture lamps and a close-up setting limit of 0,5m. The filter diameter is 82mm. The smallest aperture is a f16. Focusing is typically done manually.
To manually adjust a f0.95 to full format with moving image might become a quite sporty affair. Accordingly, one will see the new Noct more in the photographic than in the cinematic context. Also astro-photographic questions and filmmakers might be interested in the new Noct.
The NIKKOR Z 58 mm 1:0.95 S Noct is expected to be available from the beginning of November 2019 at a recommended retail price of 8,999.00 EUR.