Nikon introduces the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, the latest NIKKOR Z S-Line series. The lens offers the highest rendering performance of the S-Line series, delivers incredibly detailed captures geared even for video recording, and is designed with fast and highly accurate autofocus (AF), enabling users to leverage the maximum aperture of f/1.8.
“The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena is a legendary lens and is the 2nd premium-grade lens following Noct to be given a specific name and is a testament to Nikon’s commitment to perfection. The word ‘Plena’ comes from Plenum which is associated with beautiful and unique therefore it perfectly goes with this lens which offers exceptional optical performance. Carefully engineered lens construction ensures uniform light across the frame and edge-to-edge circular bokeh. The Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena comes packed with features like multi-focus system ensuring quick AF performance, click-less control ring and stepping motor for capturing those quiet situations”, said Sajjan Kumar, Managing Director of Nikon India Pvt. Ltd.
NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena PRIMARY FEATURES
The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena redefines the art of bokeh for the NIKKOR Z lenses. The lens delivers a large and beautiful round bokeh, adding captivating depth to every image captured. The lens ensures that the bokeh effect remains stunningly beautiful, almost mystical, and, more significantly, free from distracting elements from the foreground to the background.
With the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, users can achieve edge-to-edge near-circular bokeh. Users can expect to achieve harmonious, accurate, and beautiful expressions as the shape of the bokeh is consistent across the frame, from the centre to the edge.
The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena achieves an exceptional S-Line rendering performance at 135mm focal length. Users can create images that will inspire others as the lens allows them to precisely reproduce the intricate textures of their subjects’ skin and hair – a testament to Nikon’s commitment to perfection.
With the highest point-image reproduction performance among NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena ensures every detail, whether landscapes or night scenes, is captured with stunning clarity. Its abundant peripheral light volume at the maximum aperture of f/1.8 showcases brilliance that stands above the competition.
In addition, the lens boasts superior autofocus performance with its multi-focus system that allows photographers to capture every moment with precision and ease, even at a shallow depth of field. Users can enjoy precise focusing, perfect for highly detailed candid portraiture and street photography at the maximum aperture, thanks to the high-speed and highly accurate AF, without worrying about AF operational sound. Furthermore, smooth AF is possible when performing slow focusing during the recording of videos.
With the double coating of Nikon’s proprietary Meso Amorphous Coat and ARNEO Coat, ghosting and flares caused by various incident light sources would be significantly reduced. Users can also focus on getting their shots as the lens features an L-Fn button at the top of the lens body to assign functions, much like the Fn1/Fn2 button, or change settings smoothly when shooting vertically.
The NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena ensures that videographers can easily achieve exceptional image quality. Shooting in quiet situations, such as capturing a sleeping lion, is easier with a click-less control ring and adopting a stepping motor (STM) for the AF and aperture mechanism.
Furthermore, its superior dust-and-drip resistant performance, with sealing on various areas of the lens, including the movable parts of the lens barrel, and a rubber gasket on the lens mount guarantees high reliability in various shooting conditions, providing peace of mind for creators who demand the utmost durability from their equipment. The lens is equipped with a diaphragm unit with its own drive mechanism that uses electronic signals from the camera for even more precise aperture control and consistently stable exposure control (AE), even with continuous shooting.
The Product would be available by Mid of October and at INR 2,42,995.00