Nikon Z-mount capable of f/0.65 lenses – but Sony says no demand

Nikon mirrorless could support lightning-fast lenses, but Sony says no demand for anything less than f/1.0

The "mirrorless war" has brought with it an arms race for the fastest mirrorless lenses. The Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 Noct is the showcase lens for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7, but the company says that the Z-mount is capable of an eye-watering f/0.65 lens

Sony, however, says that there is no market demand for such a lens, and that anything faster than f/1.2 simply "would not make business sense".

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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.