Nikon Noct 0.95 58mm lens

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens

We got our hands on a model of the Nikon Noct 0.95 58mm lens at the studio, courtesy Nikon India. While the weight is not exactly the same as it will be in the final release but the dimensions are the same as they will be upon final release.

Let me start off by saying - it is HUGE! Till now you have probably only seen standalone photographs of this lens and they nowhere give you an idea of how big this lens is going to be.

The Nikon Noct 0.95 58mm

The Nikon Noct 0.95 58mm

It dwarfs both the Nikon 85mm 1.4 and the Nikon 105mm 1.4 lenses in size and to be honest, I quite never expected it to be this big.

Considering that there is a small collar around the lens - Nikon knows this!

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NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens - Nikon  Side by side with the Nikon 85mm/1.4 lens

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens - Nikon Side by side with the Nikon 85mm/1.4 lens

The Noct display or the lens information panel which will confirm aperture, focus distance and depth of field - right on the lens.

The Noct display or the lens information panel which will confirm aperture, focus distance and depth of field - right on the lens.

Comparison with Leica Noctilux 50mm 0.95

I use the Leica Noctilux 50mm 0.95 on almost a daily basis and to be honest, I find that lens to be pretty big and heavy (by Leica standards anyway!) I don’t know but subconsciously I was thinking that the Nikon Noct would be somewhat the same size. How mistaken I was and I did realise immediately that a focal length of 58mm means that the iris would have to be almost 9mm bigger to make a f0.95

Nikon Noct 58mm vs Leica Noctilux 50mm (Both ).95) size comparison

Nikon Noct 58mm vs Leica Noctilux 50mm (Both ).95) size comparison

ADDITION FEATURES OF THE NIKON NOCT:

When the lens releases it also promises some extra features like:

  • Dust, dirt and moisture repellent flourine coating

  • Arneo coat and Nano Crystal coating For the first time, Nikon has combined two anti-reflection coatings to combat ghosting and flare from multiple directions—new ARNEOCoat for vertical incidental light and Nano Crystal Coat for diagonal incidental light.

  • A large diameter ground aspherical lens element which will remove aberration correction.

  • Since this is going to be a manual focus lens, it also promises a “high precision” focus ring.

  • There is also Fn (function) button the lens which along with the intuitive control ring will increase the ease of usability of the lens.

  • Also, there is a small display - the lens information panel which will confirm aperture, focus distance and depth of field - right on the lens.

With all of this? I wonder what the lens will be priced at? Any ideas? Leave your thoughts in the comments.