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CP+ news: Nikon shows prototype of fastest-ever lens

March 1, 2019

Although no release date or pricing was forthcoming, a highlight of the Nikon stand was its prominent display of this new f/0.95 lens, which pushes the limits of what is possible with the Z mount (taking full advantage of the  large 55mm inner diameter and short 16mm flange focal distance). It is expected to be a manual focus lens, with a small display on the side providing information about aperture and other key settings.

The lens also has a high-precision focus ring and a customisable control ring, along with two anti-reflection coatings, an ARNEO Coat and a Nano Crystal Coat, which reduce ghosting and flare. As you’d expect from such a large lens, it’s pretty bulky, and is rumoured to cost around $6000 when the release date is finally confirmed.

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