Nikon NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens
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Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lens is the slimmest, lightest1 Z series lens. Less than one inch thick and featherlight, yet capable of delivering lifelike sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view. This is a pancake prime ideal for street photography and video work with any Z series camera.

The slimmest and lightest Z series lens.

Less than one inch thick, featherlight and packed with image quality, the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 is a pancake prime born for the streets. It transforms your camera into the smallest version of itself, encouraging you to shoot in more places, more often. And it rewards you with lifelike sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, versatile low light performance and a creative field of view.

Take your camera everywhere.

The NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 makes your camera so compact and portable, you won't want to leave home without it. And it's discreet, great for grabbing candid shots without drawing attention.

All-element focusing keeps it small.

A space-saving new focusing system uses a stepping motor (STM) to move all the lens elements in unison. This reduces the overall barrel length and produces remarkable consistency across the focus range from approx. 8 inches to infinity.

Street smart focal length.

From creative wide shots to environmental portraits, stills or videos, the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 is an ideal street lens. It can feel natural like eyesight or highly artistic, all depending on your framing. And it's a familiar view, one imitated by higher quality smartphones.

Beautiful background blur.

Shoot wide open at f/2.8 to give your photos and videos shallow depth of field. Make sharp subjects stand out against softly blurred backgrounds with large, round bokeh.

Crisp low-light shots.

The combination of the larger Z mount and the fast f/2.8 aperture lets in ample light, so you can turn up the shutter speed to prevent blur or shoot videos in whatever light is available.

Creative closeups.

Get as close as 8 inches from your subject and use the wide 26mm perspective, shallow depth of field and lifelike sharpness to transform the ordinary into extraordinary.

Streamlined for sharpness.

A masterfully engineered optical formula that includes three Aspherical (AS) lens elements, produces maximum sharpness with minimal spherical aberration and field curvature.

Sleek hood that accepts standard filters.

The included lens hood's clever design both protects the front element and accepts convenient 52mm threaded filters.

Smooth control ring.

Manually focus, adjust aperture, ISO sensitivity or exposure compensation.

Comfortable, sturdy design.

Metal parts and components, tactile knurling and modern Z series design.

Dust and drip resistance.

Take it anywhere with confidence. Dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations under all conditions.

Pairs beautifully with any Z series camera.

26mm on Full Frame/FX Format Cameras Z 5, Z 6II, Z 7II and Z 9

Aspherical Lens

A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.

Stepping Motor

NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.


  • 26mm Ideal Street Focal Length
  • f/2.8 Bright, Fast Aperture
  • Prime Fixed Focal Length
  • Pancake Slim, Flat Design
  • Z Mount The Largest Diameter Full Frame
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Compatible with the full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras

Mount Type:
Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length
Lens Type
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
57 Degree
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
79 Degree
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Lens Elements
Lens Groups
VR Image Stabilization
(Vibration Reduction) Achieved with in-camera sensor-shift VR when used on a Z series camera with in-body VR.
Diaphragm Blades
7 Rounded diaphragm opening
Aspherical Elements
AF Actuator
STM (stepping motor)
Minimum Focus Distance
0.66' (0.2m) from focal plane
Focus Mode
Auto, Manual (no switch)
Filter Size
Accepts Filter Type
Screw-in Must be attached to the lens hood for use
Dimensions (Dia. x L)
Approx. 2.8 x 1" (70 x 23.5mm) Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange
Approx.4.5 oz. (125g)
  • Nikon NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens
  • LC-K108 Front Lens Cap
  • LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-111 Lens Hood
  • Nikon 1 Year Limited Warranty