When Nikon launched their Nikon Z cameras earlier this year they told the world that the Z mount would be capable of supporting lenses faster the f0.95. Thanks to a recently found schematic it seems as though an unnamed third party lens developer is indeed thinking about making a f0.7 lens for Nikon Mirrorless cameras. Read on after the break to find out more about what could be a bokeh beast.
Nikon’s much awaited Z-Noct Nikkor 58mm f0.95 lens will be coming to store shelves sometime in early 2019. The Z-Noct Nikkor will be a manual focus lens with Nikon engineers stating that a lens with this much glass simply cannot be moved efficiently with current autofocus motors. You can imagine that even with focus peaking it will probably be quite challenging to achieve focus with such a narrow depth of field, however that is not stopping other lens manufacturers from creating even faster glass for Nikon Mirrorless cameras.
A recent discovery by Nikon Rumors shows what appears to be a design for a 58mm f0.7 lens. While nobody is sure if such a lens will actually go into production, it’s certainly exciting to see lens manufacturers aiming to see if the Nikon Z mount can actually support lenses with an aperture as fast as f0.65! The claim about lenses with apertures of f0.65 being supported came from Nikon optical engineers who stated that f0.95 was just a starting point.
One can only imagine just how big and heavy a lens with an aperture of f0.7 would be, and how insanely difficult it would be to use given the extreme narrow depth of field. I can see a lens like this being attached to a camera that is planted firmly on a tripod. Whether this lens comes to fruition or not, it’s hard to deny that these are very exciting times for the world of photography. With technology being pushed to the limits, our options as creatives will just continue to grow.
What do you think about the rumored 58mm f0.7 lens for Nikon Mirrorless cameras? Do you think it is something you could see yourself using? Is it overkill? Lets us know in the comment section below.