ARNEO Coat: Effective ghost/flare reduction for incident light from a vertical direction
ARNEO Coat that provides anti-reflection performance almost equivalent to that of Nano Crystal Coat for incident light reaching the lens surface from a vertical direction is adopted. This multi-layer lens coating system realizes ultra-low reflectance stably over the entire visible light range due to high-density, uniform coating layer thickness. Thanks to Nikon’s original thin layer manufacturing technology with an optimized algorithm, reflectance much closer to design values can be achieved for every lens with consistent quality. Together with Nano Crystal Coat that is specifically effective for incident light from a diagonal direction, ARNEO Coat ensures the capture of clear and crisp images with minimal ghost and flare effects across a wide variety of backlit situations that are normally troublesome to deal with.
The double Gauss lens design considered optimal for ordinary bright lenses is incorporated. Based on this structure as a core, elements to further strengthen its characteristics are located at the front and rear, and an aspherical lens is employed for the front element where it is most important to receive as much light as possible. As a result, a new Noct lens that can explore unprecedented regions of optical performance with remarkably improved compensation capability for various aberrations has been born. While attaining outstandingly fast aperture and high optical performance, extremely high accuracy is also required for component processing and assembly in order to secure excellent operability and high reliability as a NIKKOR lens. The most appropriate material has been selected for each part according to its required functionality and accuracy. For the Noct, most exterior parts are finished with metal cutting work. By employing metal, it became possible to suppress wobbling to the utmost while retaining sufficient ruggedness of each component in spite of a thinner form. Consequently, highly responsive manual focus operation is realized.
Premium styling appropriate for a highest-class lens is integrated with precision feel and superb operability
To achieve an outstanding exterior design projecting a sense of high quality that is suitable for such a symbolic lens, a silver-colored line, lens information panel and inscription of the Noct name are featured on the lens barrel, and every exterior part is finished with metal cutting work. In addition to its refined exterior design, this lens also provides superior practicality in pursuit of precision feel and excellent operability. The high-precision focus ring enables accurate manual focusing with appropriate torque and a large rotation angle even for the shallow depth of field delivered with f/0.95 that usually makes it difficult to achieve focus, and is ideal for both still and movie shooting. Comfortable operation is also ensured for both still shooting and movie recording with the newly adopted control ring to which functions such as aperture setting and exposure compensation are assigned. The inside of the lens hood is felt-lined, delivering clear rendering by effectively preventing light reflection inside the hood.
Advanced functions and features that live up to the expectations and trust of users
Lens information panel that enables confirmation of aperture, focus distance and depth of field without looking into the viewfinder is incorporated, a first for NIKKOR lenses. The number of functions that can be assigned to the lens Fn button has been increased to match those of the Fn1/Fn2 buttons on the camera body. An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is incorporated that provides accurate diaphragm control for stable aperture control even during continuous shooting. Fluorine coat that ensures easy removal of dust and dirt even when they adhere to the lens surface is applied to the front element for enhanced antifouling performance. And, dust- and drip-resistant capability* is achieved with sealing for various sections including movable parts of the lens barrel to prevent dust or water droplets from entering the body. These features all add up to assure worry-free, comfortable shooting.
*Perfect dust- and water-proof performance is not guaranteed.
Nikon Z mount
17 elements in 10 groups (including 4 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements, elements with Nano Crystal and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view
FX format: 40° 50′ DX format: 27° 20′
Front focusing system
Minimum focus distance
0.5 m ( 1.64 ft)
No. of diaphragm blades
11 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat
82 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 102 mm maximum diameter x 153 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 2000 g (4 lb 6.6 oz)
LC-82B 82 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HN-38 Screw-on Hood, CT-101 Trunk Case
1. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.