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Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens

BH #NIZ5012 • MFR #20095
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Two ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coatings
Built for speed and exacting sharpness, Nikon's NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is a fast, normal-length prime featuring advanced optics and a bright design to suit everything from available-light portraiture to selective-focus documentary subjects. The f/1.2 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and offers impressive control over depth of field to help isolate subject matter against a blurred background. A series of extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements also help to achieve high sharpness, notable clarity, and accurate rendering while ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats, as well as a Super Integrated Coating, suppress flare, ghosting, and surface reflections for improved contrast and color fidelity.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Overview

Built for speed and exacting sharpness, Nikon's NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is a fast, normal-length prime featuring advanced optics and a bright design to suit everything from available-light portraiture to selective-focus documentary subjects. The f/1.2 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and offers impressive control over depth of field to help isolate subject matter against a blurred background. A series of extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements also help to achieve high sharpness, notable clarity, and accurate rendering while ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats, as well as a Super Integrated Coating, suppress flare, ghosting, and surface reflections for improved contrast and color fidelity.

Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. The lens also has a unique physical design, which incorporates a top OLED information panel that can be used to quickly confirm aperture and focus settings, and an assignable L.Fn button permits making exposure and settings adjustments via the lens. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings.

Bright normal-length prime is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras, but can also be used with DX models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/1.2 maximum aperture excels in low lighting conditions and also offers extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats are used to prevent ghosting, reflections, and flare in order to realize improved contrast and clarity when working in strong lighting and backlit conditions. The Nano Crystal Coat controls incidental light from a diagonal direction while the ARNEO Coat controls incidental light from a vertical direction. A Super Integrated Coating is also featured on multiple elements to help ensure consistently accurate colors.
Multi-focus system incorporates two separate AF drive units, which are synchronized, to deliver especially fast and accurate focusing performance. This system uses stepping motors, which offer impressively smooth and quiet autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Integrated OLED lens information panel allows you to quickly confirm aperture setting, focus distance, and depth of field figures right on the lens in both bright and dark situations.
Assignable L.Fn button works in conjunction with camera-based Fn buttons to provide a seamless point for quickly changing exposure settings and other functions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
UPC: 018208200955

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.5' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design17 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 5.9" / 89.5 x 150 mm
Weight2.4 lb / 1090 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 6.3 x 6.3"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Reviews

An Astonishing Lens

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-30

I've used several 50mm lenses over the years, including the 50 1.4G and the exceptional Sigmar Art. Investing in a Z9 convinced me to make the jump to Nikon's flagship mirrorless 50. It's worth every penny. The Z9 and this lens were just made for each other.

Outstanding sharpness and color

By ari
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

I think the thing that makes this lens stand out above any other 50mm option in the Z lens lineup is the color fidelity. I suspect that because it is so optically well-corrected that the holds on to color, especially in fine detailed areas like fabric and hair, better than the 50mm 1.8S and 24-70mm 2.8 S, which I also own and use regularly. Yes, the 1.2 is a massive lens and overkill if you are looking for a magical bokeh distinction between it and other lenses, but it stands above when it comes to working in low light and when color is critical.

Finally a Nikon 50mm!

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

This has quickly become a favorite lens that rarely makes it off of the Z9. The low light capabilities have been impressive. What is more unique though is the sharpness stopped down compared to other lenses. There has always been this gap between 35 and 105 that the 50 f/1.2 meets where the 58 f/1.4 and 50 f/1.4 just could not reach.

Bulky, but extremely sharp

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

I bought this lens to be my overall go-to on most situations, sincerely, I wasn't expecting to be so sharp, and overall it hasn't let me down. Optical quality is spot on, super fast auto focus, with the image stabilization working as intended, it works great, in comparisson with the Nikon 70-200 f/ 2.8 for the F mount, with the FTZ Adapter. The bokeh is something else, extremely smooth, even tough using an older body (Nikon Z6, sometimes the body doesn't catch the focus plane exactly on the place you focus on) but, overall, I think is a great lens. The only withdraw, is the weight and the clunkiness overall, if you are planing on a long hike (I took it to Patagonia, on a 12 hr hike to Torres del Paine for the first time) it weighs on you. The construction, even though it feels like plastic, it is built like a freight train, on the above mentioned trip, a tree branch fell on top of my bag and camera, and it took it like a champ.

Best Lens Ever

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-12

I used this lens at a catering hall with no flash. Every picture was tack sharp and properly exposed. Best portrait lens I've ever used.

lens evaluation

By Ali
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

very nice lens to own.

Doesn't miss

By Cassie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

I've been having this lens in my cart for a year but could never justify spending that much on a lens when I rarely shoot below f2. I shoot weddings primarily in New Orleans, and we are always shooting well into the night. This lens gives me the extra few stops when I need that extra light, and it DOES NOT MISS FOCUS. It's almost too sharp for me, which is a good problem to have. Glad I bit the bullet on this one.

Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-04

Big, heavy and expensive - but just the very best. Mainly I bought it to use with my Nikon Z9 for shooting the night sky.

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Asked by: Ajay
Yes this lens has autofocus capabilities.
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Date published: 2021-12-19

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Asked by: Mohammad
This lens is made in Thailand.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-12-19

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