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Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One ED Element, One Aspherical Element
  • 1:1 Magnification
Set your sights on a world of the smallest details with the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens from Nikon. Ideal for spontaneous snapshots, food photography, or exploring the minute details of everyday life, this normal-length macro lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.3" to suit working with close-up subjects. The lens also doubles as an outstanding portrait lens. The combination of its shallow depth of field and life size magnification creates a unique, almost three-dimensional effect in your stills and videos.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Overview

Set your sights on a world of the smallest details with the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens from Nikon. Ideal for spontaneous snapshots, food photography, or exploring the minute details of everyday life, this normal-length macro lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.3" to suit working with close-up subjects. The lens also doubles as an outstanding portrait lens. The combination of its shallow depth of field and life size magnification creates a unique, almost three-dimensional effect in your stills and videos.

A bright f/2.8 maximum aperture lets you confidently work in low light conditions and offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and using selective focus techniques. Edge-to-edge sharpness is excellent, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm ensures beautiful bokeh and background blur to isolate the subject from the background. ED and aspherical lens elements provide optimal correction of coma and chromatic aberration, and a fluorine coating reduces dirt, water, and smudges from sticking to the surface of the lens. The lens makes use of a stepping motor for fast, precise, smooth, and quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling, and this quiet drive system makes the lens ideal for use when shooting video. Additionally, a unique front-focusing design minimizes the size and weight of the lens for easy and comfortable carrying. Compact, lightweight, and versatile, this stylish and sharp lens is likely to become one of your most prized lenses.

Normal-length prime designed for FX-format Nikon Z-mount cameras, however, can also be used with DX models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro and portrait shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.3" to suit working with close-up subjects.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and using selective focus techniques.
6.3" minimum focus distance highlights the smallest textures, shapes, and details in a natural-looking 50mm perspective.
Excellent edge-to-edge sharpness with minimal distortion
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm provides beautiful bokeh and background blur to isolate subject from the background.
Fast, accurate, and virtually silent autofocus system with suppressed hunting and breathing. Includes focus limiter switch for even more speed and accuracy across a smaller distance range.
Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
Lens barrel indicator for reproduction ratio and focus distance.
Fluorine coating reduces dirt, water, and smudges from sticking to the surface of the lens.
Large metal lens mount provides more light capture, sharper details, better colors, and less distortion.
Unique front-focusing design minimizes the size and weight of the lens for easy and comfortable carrying.
Compatible with ES-2 Film Digitizing Set, lets you turn your full-frame Z-series camera into a high-resolution film digitizer. Bring 35mm film negatives or slides back to life as stunning digital images.
UPC: 018208201037

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance6.3" / 16 cm
Close-Up Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design10 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 2.6" / 74.5 x 66 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.62" / 66.5 mm
Weight9.2 oz / 260 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.06 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.6 x 5"
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