Nikon goes 8K… with the $7,997 Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens

Nikon goes 8K… with the $7,999 Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens
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The eagerly awaited Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens for Nikon's mirrorless Z cameras will be launched imminently – and its eye-watering price tag of $7,996.97 (£6538.98) has been leaked ahead of schedule. 

Marketed with much furore as "the fastest Nikkor lens ever", the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is a monstrously fast, monstrously sized and monstrously priced optic designed to showcase the unique capabilities of the Z mount on Nikon's full-frame mirrorless cameras. The manufacturer crows that: 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.