Nikon announces killer pro lens and pancake glass

Nikon 85mm f/1.2 S & Nikon 26mm f/2.8
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has announced the development of two key new prime lenses for the Z-mount mirrorless system: the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S and the Nikkor Z 26mm f/2.8 pancake lens, delivering two key optics at different ends of the scale. 

The 26mm is an interesting one, offering the first true pancake lens for the Z system (aside from the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm zoom lens, which is quite a niche kit lens for Nikon's APS-C mirrorless bodies). With its wide angle (which translates to 39mm on an APS-C camera) it should serve as a great knockabout lens for all-purpose street photography, landscapes and everyday shooting. 

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.