TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2024

BEST PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT LENS

NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena

It’s rare for Nikon to name a lens, so we looked it up and Plena is defined as “the condition of quality of being full.” If the compliments paid to this lens by photographers from around the world are any indication, the appellation is apt. Aimed at commercial, wedding, portraitists, and even landscape and nature photographers, pro reactions have been overwhelmingly positive worldwide. In particular, there has been special praise for its edge-to-edge buttery bokeh for stills and cinematic video, thanks to its 11 blade diaphragm; its edge to edge brightness and minimization of ghosting, flare, and fringing, due to special elements and coatings; and its customizable control and function buttons, notable for cinemaphotographers who admire its smooth aperture transitions and Nikon’s Multi System Focus AF performance.

NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena