Today, Nikon introduces the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4. Compact, fast, and sharp, this 35mm full-frame prime lens is always ready to respond to the moment with a classic perspective! It’s ideal for street photography as well as travel reportage or events—and it’s perfect for shooting video too. Both photographers and video shooters will enjoy real flexibility to work creatively with natural light, and boundless portability from the lightweight build.

Few lenses are as versatile as a fast 35mm prime and the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 is the first Nikon Z lens to boast a creative f/1.4 aperture, which allows real flexibility when shooting with available light. Photographers and video shooters can shoot wide open at f/1.4 and be rewarded with large, beautifully soft bokeh, perfect for candid or environmental portraits that set a subject apart—as well as creative backlit shots. Low-light scenes can be captured with stunning clarity and sharpness, and faster shutter speeds can be used to freeze action without sacrificing brightness.

Whether drawn to visual compositions or narrative depth, street photography thrives on the unexpected—and the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 lens is primed to nail the instant that the elements come together. Always quick to react, its autofocus is beautifully smooth and steady, and a close focusing distance of just 0.27 m gives users plenty of scope to take a step forward and fill the frame with sharp shots of intriguing details, or record video in tight spaces. In addition, this 35mm full-frame lens boasts a lightweight build and is carefully sealed, which is an advantage for anyone who wants the freedom to walk further and explore what’s around the next corner, no matter the weather.

Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “We’re excited to unveil the new 35mm f/1.4 lens, a timeless focal length beloved by photographers for its versatility and natural perspective. This addition to our range of Nikon Z full-frame prime lenses is designed to inspire creativity, helping photographers tell their stories with beautiful, expressive images. It’s more than just a lens—it’s a gateway to artistic exploration.”

Summary of key features: NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 

Fast 35mm full-frame prime lens: much-loved for its human-eye perspective, the 35mm focal length is perfect for exploring life’s richness. Ideal for street photography, travel reportage, events, and video.

f/1.4 aperture for creative flexibility: the fast maximum aperture allows more freedom to shoot with available light. Easily capture large, beautifully soft bokeh, or nail sharp shots of low-light scenes, and freeze action without sacrificing brightness.

Quick, confident AF: driven by Nikon’s fast and precise multi-focusing system, autofocus is beautifully smooth and steady.

Classic 35mm perspective for video: the f/1.4 aperture allows precise control over depth of field and bokeh. Focus breathing is suppressed and linear focusing can be enabled for controlled, accurate manual focus pulling.

0.27m close focusing: facial expressions, textural details, gestures—photographers and video shooters get plenty of space to move closer and fill the frame.

Always flexible: chasing the light as it changes? Use the clickless control ring to smoothly control aperture, ISO, exposure compensation and more.

Boundless portability: weighs just 415 g (approx.), and all moving parts of the lens barrel are carefully sealed for worry-free durability.1

SSD: July 2024

RRP: £649 (UK) | €759.00 (ROI)

Pre-order the new lens from Grays of Westminster here.


1 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip- resistant in all situations and under all conditions.




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