Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena

Thom's Commentary: When Nikon names a lens in addition to providing specs (e.g. NOCT, Plena), it means that they think it exemplary in some way. With this new Plena lens, Nikon is promising edge-to-edge perfection, even wide open. Specifically, clarity is said to be high, and vignetting is said to be nearly non-existent. Add in new flare coatings and dual focus motors, and this should be a state-of-the-art 135mm optic. Highly Recommended Read Thom’s review of the 135mm f/1.8 S Plena

  • Coverage: full frame (FX)
  • Build: dust and drip resistant, S-line
  • Optic design: 
    • 16 elements in 14 groups
    • 1 aspherical, 1 SR, and 4 ED elements
    • Meso, Arneo, and fluorine coatings
  • Field of view: 18°10' diagonal
  • Stabilization: none
  • Additional controlsL-Fn button, added control ring
  • Aperture:
    • f/1.8 to f/16 
    • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Focus:
    • autofocus, internal focus 
    • dual stepping motor
    • 32" (0.82m) minimum focus
    • 1:5 maximum magnification ratio
  • Filters: 82mm filter size
  • Lens hood: supplied HB-108
  • Size and weight:
    • 5.5” (139.5mm) long (at minimal zoom extension)
    • 3.9” (98mm) diameter
    • 35 ounces (995g)
  • Model number: 20123
  • Price: US$2500
  • Firmware: 1.00
  • Announced: September 26, 2023

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