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Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver)

B&H # NI18518S Mfr # 3325
You Pay: $186.95
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon 1 CX Format Mirrorless Camera
  • Provides a Normal Angle of View
  • Equivalent to 50mm in 35mm Format
  • Ultra-Fast Maximum Aperture
  • Excellent Low-light Capability
  • Shallow Depth of Field
  • Minimum Focus Distance is 8.4"

Nikon's 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver) is designed to give the Nikon 1 series digital camera a normal angle-of-view, which mimics the natural perspective of the human eye. The ultra-fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 makes this lens a great choice for low-light photography, and when shot wide open, is capable of exceptionally shallow depth of field.

Ultra-Fast Maximum Aperture
The speed of a lens describes its maximum aperture. The larger the aperture, the more light it lets in and, therefore, the faster the lens. At f/1.8 this lens's speed opens up new opportunities for low-light and high-speed shooting. When shooting at f/1.8, your photos and videos have extremely shallow depth of field, which means your subject will be in perfect focus, but the background will be softly blurred.
Provides a Normal Angle of View
Create photos and videos that mimic what you see with your eyes-both in perspective and brightness. From casual snapshots to creative close-ups, every image will be true to your memory of the moment.
8.4" Minimum Focus Distance
The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 combines speed and depth of field control with an enhanced close focusing capability (just 8.4"). Get close to a flower blossom for a stunning macro-style shot. Set your aperture to f/1.8 and bring the flower petals into crystal-clear focus while the surroundings fade into a soft, beautifully blurred texture. The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 gives you creative freedom from any distance.
Performance
Focal Length 18.5mm 1
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2.7x crop factor on CX format

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Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon 1
Format Compatibility Nikon CX
Angle of View 46.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 8.4" (21.34 cm)
Elements/Groups 8/6 2
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1 aspherical element

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Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Autofocus Yes 3
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rear focusing type

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Physical
Filter Thread Front:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.2 x 1.41" (5.59 x 3.58 cm)
Weight 2.5 oz (71 g)
Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver)
  • LC-N40.5 Front Lens Cap
  • LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap
  • Standard One Year Warranty + a Nikon Inc. Five Year Extension
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    Nikon1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver)
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Luke

        from NY

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              Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver):

              If you have a Nikon 1 camera, you should have this lens.

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              5.0

              Great little prime

              By Grey Raven

              from Rockland, ME

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver):

                This is a great little prime for the Nikon 1. On a V1 it is rapidly replacing the kit lens for daily shooting. Focuses fast, shoots sharp, even wide open. much better image "feel" than the kit lens. Gives perhaps the most pleasing bokeh and depth-of-field of any Nikon 1 lens (except perhaps the new 32mm f/1.2 which is WAY more and a portrait focal length). If you're thinking about getting this for your Nikon 1 system, just DO IT. You won't regret it!

                TIP: buy in silver and place on a black body - looks nice AND you can easily tell your lenses apart by "color-coding".

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                5.0

                Fast, bright and sharp

                By aim54x

                from Sydney, Australia

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video

                  Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver):

                  This lens is very light, sharp and focuses as fast (if not faster) than my 10mm f/2.8. Lovely Bokeh and a great normal focal length. It even focuses fairly closely giving you a nice close-focus ability.

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                  4.0

                  Nice portrait lens

                  By svenoftibet

                  from Mt lebanon , PA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Pros

                  • Accurate focus
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                  • Focusing Issue In Lowligh

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens for CX Format (Silver):

                  this gives a nice bokeh to portraits...and I am no expert but it seems to be pretty sharp...at 1.8 there is some softness...but stopping it down I get great detail...I found it to hunt a little more in really low light...like candle light and sometimes did not even focus but in bright light or even in a room with an overhead light it locks on fairly quicklyIf you want nice portraits from this little amzing machine get this lens...you won't regret it

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