The fastest NIKKOR lens ever.
Introducing the much anticipated flagship of the NIKKOR Z line-up, a one-of-a-kind manual focus 58mm lens with the largest aperture of any NIKKOR ever: f/0.95. Made possible by innovations of the Z mount, it achieves a new dimension of performance—vast depth-of-field control and elaborate bokeh for portraiture and video, superb point-image reproduction and low-light performance for night landscapes and astrophotography, outstanding resolving power for industrial and scientific applications—all in an immaculately constructed lens with precision feel and brilliant operability. Inspired by legacy. Built for the future. This is a masterpiece only Nikon could create.
Imagine the possibilities.
Noct is a specialized lens that delivers the ultimate in fine details, sharpness, bokeh and point-light rendering.
Over 100 years of optical know-how and technical innovation have gone into Noct.
Noct renders fine details with such precision, such unwavering sharpness across the entire frame, stills and videos take on an almost hyper-real characteristic.
Noct is designed to be shot wide open. Noct achieves outstanding resolving power from the maximum aperture by intensively compensating the various aberrations that are usually noticeable with fast lenses. Shine through low light and control depth of field like never before.
Precision Manual Focusing
Let your creativity flow through your fingertips. Compose with pinpoint accuracy using one of the finest manual focusing mechanisms ever put into a NIKKOR lens; and utilize the clarity of Z series cameras‘ focus peaking.
Elaborate, Dramatic Bokeh
Explore the depths of your world.
Nikon engineers have achieved optimum continuity of bokeh with Noct. But it’s not just the bokeh that’s so impressive—it’s the ideal smooth transition from the tack-sharp focal plane to the beautifully blurred background. Even when your subject-background distance is inadequate, Noct produces stunning depth and emphasis.
Point Light, Totally on Point
Superb point-image reproduction for night landscapes and astrophotography.
Shooting point light sources like stars and nighttime cityscapes at wide apertures usually requires post-production correction for sagittal coma—an aberration where points of light appear distorted, like birds spreading their wings. Noct intensively eliminates sagittal coma across the entire frame, so point light sources are captured as perfect points of light, even at the peripheries.
Cutting Edge Optical Technologies
Superior optics that can only be NIKKOR.
When subjects are backlit, incidental light can streak across the frame causing unwanted ghosting, reflections and flaring. To counteract these anomalies and ensure crisp, clean images, Noct employs two of Nikon’s most advanced lens coatings: Nano Crystal Coat for eliminating incidental light from a diagonal direction and new ARNEO Coat for eliminating incidental light from a vertical direction.
Ground Aspherical Lenses
Noct adopts a large-diameter ground aspherical lens element crafted from the finest glass, with outstanding surface accuracy. It has a high refractive index unattainable with molded-glass.
Dirt and Grime Resistance
Nikon’s proprietary dust, dirt and moisture repellent Fluorine Coat provides enhanced antifouling performance. Noct is ready for the harshest conditions.
Provides accurate diaphragm control in-sync with the fastest shutter speeds for clear, even exposures during continuous shooting.
Lens Information PanelA built-in OLED information panel offers quick, convenient confirmation of aperture, focus distance and depth-of-field, even in dark situations. An expandable depth-of-field scale helps you determine the minimum and maximum distances at any given f/stop—excellent for maximizing hyperfocal distance for stills or video.
Customizable Fn ButtonA convenient customizable function button for streamlining your shooting experience. Preview depth of field, lock focus, magnify to confirm focus and more. The number of assignable functions has been increased to match those of the photo mode Fn1/Fn2 buttons on the camera body.
High Precision Focus RingAdjust focus with extreme accuracy and natural torque, ideal for both still and movie shooting.
Customizable Control RingThe control ring can be used for quiet aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording or situations where complete silence is critical) or for exposure compensation.
Premium AppointmentsWith an inscribed Noct logo, distinctive silver line and each exterior part finished in high quality metal the Noct is a truly superb one-of-a-kind lens.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens comes complete with the custom Trunk Case CT-101 and HN-38 Hood.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) GlassAn optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Aspherical LensA lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
ARNEO CoatAn anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.
Nano Crystal CoatAn anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm MechanismAn electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
Fluorine CoatPhotographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.
Super Integrated CoatingNikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon’s term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.