Announcement: Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm 1:1.8 S Plena

On September 27, 2023, the Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm 1:1.8 S Plena lens was announced.

Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm 1:1.8 S Plena

Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm 1:1.8 S Plena

Basic properties

  • For full frame mirrorless cameras with mount Nikon Z
  • Latin origin of the name full means “full to the brim”, “almost overflowing”, which recalls the creative expression that the revolutionary optics of this lens offer for the first time. Second lens from Nikon Nikkor Z with his own name, the first was Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct.
  • S (S-line, Superior, Special, Sophisticated) - Nikon Nikkor Z line of professional lenses of the highest quality
  • Relative Hole: 1: 1.8-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 135mm
  • MDF: 0.82 meters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 5
  • Optical design: 16 elements in 14 groups. Diagram drawing. 4 ED, 1 ASP, 1 SR (Short-wavelength Refractive)
  • Enlightenment SIC + ARNEO + Meso Amorphous Coat
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm with 11 rounded blades. Possibility of smooth adjustment
  • Focus with STM motor (multi-focus system Multi-FS). Internal with constant manual control
  • Electronic focus ring, can be programmed for other functions
  • Filter Diameter: 82 mm
  • Protected enclosure
  • Weight: 995 gram
  • During development special attention was paid to bokeh
  • Price: about 2500 dollars, Aliexpress Nikon Store
  • All light 135 mm autofocus primes in one bottle here


List of all 'Nikon Nikkor Z' full-frame lenses for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount


  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 20 mm 1:1.8 S [February 2020, Aliexpress Nikon Store]
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 24 mm 1:1.8 S [September 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 26 mm 1:2.8 [January 2023]
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 28 mm 1:2.8 [October 2021, AliExpress]
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 28 mm 1:2.8 SE [June 2021]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 35 mm 1:1.8 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 40 mm 1:2 [September 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Nikkor Z 40 mm 1:2 SE [November 2022]
  9. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.2 S [September 2020]
  10. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.8 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  11. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:2.8 MC [June 2021]
  12. Nikon Nikkor Z 58 mm 1:0.95 S Nod [October 2019]
  13. Nikon Nikkor Z 85 mm 1:1.2 S [January 2023]
  14. Nikon Nikkor Z 85 mm 1:1.8 S [July 2019, AliExpress]
  15. Nikon Nikkor Z 105 mm 1:2.8 S VR MC [June 2021]
  16. Nikon Nikkor Z 135 mm 1:1.8 S full [September 2023]
  17. Nikon Nikkor Z 400 mm 1:2.8 S VR TC [January 2022]
  18. Nikon Nikkor Z 400 mm 1:4.5 S VR [June 2022, AliExpress]
  19. Nikon Nikkor Z 600 mm 1:4 S VR TC [November 2022]
  20. Nikon Nikkor Z 600 mm 1:6.3 S VR PF [October 2023]
  21. Nikon Nikkor Z 800 mm 1:6.3 S VR PF [April 2022]


  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-24 mm 1:2.8 S [September 2020, Aliexpress Nikon Store]
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4 S [January 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28 mm 1:2.8 [September 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-50 mm 1: 4-6.3 [July 2020, AliExpress]
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1:4 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1:2.8 S [February 2019, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120 mm 1:4 S [October 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-200 mm 1: 4-6.3 VR [February 2020, AliExpress]
  9. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8 [December 2021, AliExpress]
  10. Nikon Nikkor Z 70-180 mm 1:2.8 [June 2023]
  11. Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200 mm 1:2.8 S VR [January 2020, AliExpress]
  12. Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 S VR [October 2021]
  13. Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600 mm 1: 5.6-6.3 VR [June 2023]

Third party autofocus full-frame lenses for Nikon Z mount

  1. felttrox: 20/2.8, 24/1.8, 28/1.8, 35/1.8, 50/1.8, 85/1.8
  2. yongnuo: 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8
  3. Tamron: 35-150/2-2.8, 70-300/4.5-6.3, 150-500/5-6.7
  4. Meike: 85/1.8, 85/1.4
  5. TTArtisan: 32/2.8
  6. AstrHori: 85/1.8
  7. laowa: 10/2.8

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Comments: 14, on the topic: Announcement: Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm 1: 1.8 S Plena

  • Rodion

    In Russian, SR is a lens made of glass in which the refraction of blue is much greater than the refraction of red, that is, glass with a fairly high total and high partial dispersion. In general, glasses with high partial dispersion are special crowns, for example, among which are the well-known ED glasses, which have a low refractive index and low total dispersion. At the same time, there are heavy lenses (HF), which have high partial and total dispersion - it is often difficult to correct the chromaticity with them if positive lenses are made from HF. Since Nikon doesn't call SR as ED, it's likely that this element is made probably from TF type glass, but maybe with reduced overall dispersion. Another option: they called this heavy phosphate crowns, which do not match ED in terms of overall dispersion, but have a high partial dispersion and a much higher refractive index compared to ED glass.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Considering that some Tamron/Nikon lenses are made using the same optical design (most likely by the same manufacturer), and in their designations the same ED are called ED by some, not by others, or Super ED, etc. ., we can safely say that this is partly for the sake of beautiful multi-colored “lenses” in the scheme to create a halo of a special lens

      • Rodion

        Are there any examples where one diagram was actually colored differently?

  • Tserg

    16 lenses in the optical design. Isn't it rich? In the good old days, one-hundred-and-thirty-five-five watches were much simpler, lighter, and cheaper. There were at least six lenses and a watch in the range of 400-500g with a metal case. There is no need to talk about the diameter of the front lens (similar to the size of the filter) and the price.
    I don’t think that in the post-Soviet space, and also on 2/3 of the land area of ​​our planet, this lens will be popular, regardless of the presence of a powerful name))

    • Arkady Shapoval

      and what was fundamentally lighter and from the same class 135/1.8?
      Once upon a time we shot with triplet, you can always take Tair-3 with 3 lenses in 3 groups and tell everyone about it :)

    • Rodion

      Arkady correctly mentioned Tair - the simplest possible long-focus anastigmata.
      Do you want to give him an excellent CA correction? There will be a minimum of 5 lenses. Do you want a field? In the simplest case, 1 more lens will be added, but by today’s quality standards this is not enough, so 2-3 will be added. Do you want 1.8 aperture? I'll have to add more lenses, because Tair's f2.0 is getting worse. Finally, if you want AF, then you need 100% internal focusing, which means that you need a group of lenses, the movement of which will focus the lens without affecting the quality. And these lenses should be light and thin, not thick and heavy. So you will have 16 lenses)))

    • B. R. P.

      It’s still not enough 16. About the “good old swimming clock” the hour has long been forgotten. There’s a simple connection – bigger = better (more megapixels, more lenses, more price).

      • Arkady Shapoval

        and what's wrong with that? there is an alternative, smaller, lower, worse

    • Andy From Far Away

      The beauty is that there is a choice. Here, for example, is an option with one lens for little money.

      • Andy From Far Away


      • Andy From Far Away

        By the way, you can even use it as a tilt

      • Rodion

        And for those who care about quality, we can release the 135/1.4 periscope!

  • Jea reth

    So, okay, there’s a name, there’s aperture ratio. And that’s it, there won’t be any more jokes?

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