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Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens

BH #NIZ5012 • MFR #20095
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

One Tack Sharp Piece Of Glass

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-11

Took it for a small test run with the Nikon Z9. The Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 is one fantastic piece of glass that obliterates the background, making your subject stand out. I have included a few images I took with this fine piece of glass. Images captured wide open and stopped down to f2. The Z9 AF and this lens where made for each other. Given that the model was always fidgety the Z9 and the Z50mm did fantastic in the AF department. In the shot with the trees, I focused on the cut tree.

Quite a Beast

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

I anticipated the size and weight of this lens prior to receiving it, so it didn't come as any surprise how hefty it is. The optics are incredible, however, even wide open. Coming from a 58mm f/1.4 (quite a special lens unto itself, but not that sharp wide open) I was floored by the contrast and resolution of this f/1.2. I don't plan to use it as a general walk-around lens, but more for studio and night work. Balances very well on the Nikon Z9, but I could foresee the size and weight being somewhat of an issue for non-gripped cameras. If you're accustomed to gear that tips toward the heavier end of the spectrum and you're looking for the absolute best, look no further.

WOW! What a lens.

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-25

Amazingly sharp with great bokeh, this lens is hefty, but for me easy to hand-hold, especially with the camera's image stabilization. I took a few pictures at 1/15 second and was surprised by the quality of sharpness. This lens allows great available light photos with only the quality that gives shadow and highlight detail unprecedented. I expected softness at f1.2, but that did not show up. The price may be hefty, but the quality (as expected from Nikon) far exceeded my expectations. Can strongly recommend this lens for your Z camera.

Absolute Beast of a lens.

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

This lens is great for portraits. Wide open at f1.2 the bokeh is unbelievable.

Vale cada centavo

By Fernando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-11

Obviamente que uma lente com toda essa construo, esse peso maior e com muito mais elementos que a verso 1.8 no pode ser a mesma coisa. A lente maravilhosa e te permite baixar sensivelmente o ISO. Vale cada centavo.

LOVE this lens!

By Paula
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-09

This is an amazing lens. So sharp and love the low aperture!

Superb...worth the price and size premium?

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-29

Compared to the 50 1.8 S, sharpness difference is negligible. However, the rendering is better and focus is definitely faster and more reliable. The best part of the lens is how it handles complicated lighting situations like shooting into a setting sun. This is where this lens comes into it's own. The bokeh is much better. Being a 1.2 gives some interesting options too. It is a superb lens...but at x3 the price and size/weight of the 50mm 1.8...

Extremely Sharp

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

I love this lens! It is sharp, fast and just beautiful. My only really complaint is that it is a large. I had a 50 1.2 GM and it was much smaller but that's my only complaint.

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is this a auto lens ?

is this a auto lens ?
Asked by: Ajay
Yes this lens has autofocus capabilities.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-12-19

How do you adjust the programable control ring?

How do you adjust the programable control ring?
Asked by: Mandi
The programmable control ring on the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens needs to be set from the camera itself. In the custom control settings of the camera you can set the function of the control ring.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-11-06

Where is it made?

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

Weather sealed?

Weather sealed?
Asked by: Todd
Hello, yes this lens is weather sealed.
Answered by: louisa
Date published: 2021-12-19
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