Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens
Dance with the light. The outstanding optical performance of this full-frame S-Line NIKKOR Z lens sets a new standard for f/1.8 lenses. With brightness and detail that outshine the f/1.4 primes that have come before¹ this isn’t just a new kind of 50 mm lens. It’s a new future for incredible photography.
Open up the light
The ultra-wide Nikon Z mount enables your NIKKOR Z lens to capture more light across the entire frame. Combined with the short distance between mount and sensor, light fall off at the edges of the frame is significantly reduced. The result is new possibilities for detail and nuance—all the way to the edge.
- Nikon Z mount
- Maximum aperture f/1.8
- Minimum aperture f/16
- Lens construction - 12 elements in 9 groups (including 2 ED elements, 2 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
- Focusing system - Internal focusing system
- Minimum focus distance - 0.4 m (1.32 ft) No. of diaphragm blades - 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
- Nano Crystal Coating
- Filter attachment size 62 mm
- Size - 76 mm x 86.5 mm
- Weight Approx. 415
- Autofocus - Yes
Create widely. Focus freely.
The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S performs brilliantly when you shoot with available light. Combined with tack-sharp focus and a close focusing distance of just 0.4 m, you can work your kind of natural. Capture your subject along with part of the surrounding environment. Or focus closer for a detailed head and shoulder shot.
True to life. Open to light. The superior resolving power of this lens ensures peripheral light falloff is controlled to retain brightness across the frame. Every component of a scene is perfectly reproduced—even when you shoot wide open.
Superior reproduction of point light sources, such as streetlights at night, is achieved by minimising sagittal coma flare. Point light sources appear as fine rounded points, even at the edges of the image.
Two ED glass elements and two aspherical lens elements ensure crisp, brilliant images with rich colour and deep contrast.
Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, even in backlit conditions. Or when shooting scenes with numerous direct light sources in the frame.
Artistry at any distance
Smooth bokeh. Spectacular sharpness. Combined with the nuanced shadows and detailed highlights achieved by your Nikon Z camera, you can create images with an incredible sense of depth.
The f/1.8 aperture and rounded 9-blade diaphragm enable creamy, natural-looking bokeh. Highlights are reproduced as gentle points. You get beautifully smooth results, even if you stop the aperture down a little.
The NIKKOR Z AF stepping motor ensures focusing is incredibly precise, ultra-smooth and practically silent. Making this lens ideal for movies as well as stills.