Want to buy a Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct? Well too bad!

Want to buy a Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct? Well too bad!
(Image credit: Dawson's Creek / Nikon)

When the Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct was first announced, a lot of photographers weren't really sure what to make of it. It's a lens that weighs 2,000g, costs over £8,000 / $8,000, and doesn't even have autofocus. Many bemused commenters wondered whether Nikon would struggle to sell this unusual lens, but it turns out that they needn't have worried.

Nikon Japan recently announced that it's temporarily suspending pre-orders for the Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, because "it will take a considerable amount of time to deliver the product because we received many orders exceeding expectations". The Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct only became available for pre-order on 10 October, so it's only taken 21 short days for Nikon's Noct stock to be depleted. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.