The Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S is an exceptionally sharp, professional-grade lens that is made to be used in the field. With the advances in autofocus technology, including Eye AF, being able to use a fast and sharp f/1.2 without having to worry about focus issues is going to be essential for portraiture, creative applications and still life work..
The new 50mm f/1.2 lens is one of the fastest lenses Nikon has ever produced, right in line with their old Noct and only a little slower than the new Noct. But unlike the 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, this lens comes with autofocus.
Optically, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S promises to deliver “unrivaled sharpness, speed, and life-like clarity” thanks to an optical formula that Nikon describes as “symmetrical” in order to prevent light from being bent or distorted as it makes its way through the lens. This, combined with three aspherical elements, Nikon’s Nano Crystal coating, and the new ARNEO coating, is how Nikon plans to deliver on that “unrivaled” promise.
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is the first1 of its kind to be equipped with two stepping motors (STMs), and delivering the highest level of optical performance of the S-Line, expect nothing short of excellence. Built around the revolutionary Z mount system, extraordinary full-scale imaging expression comes easy, so you can enjoy utmost clarity and beautiful f/1.2 bokeh for portraiture. Draw out raw emotion with the same quick and precise autofocus (AF) performance in both stills and videos. Its incredible speed and accuracy is perfect for fashion, wedding and street photography — when life’s fleeting moments need to be captured in full flight.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Dramatic flair or understated elegance? With impeccable levels of detail and sharpness, rely on the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S for extraordinary expression of fine lines and details. An all-new ultra-symmetrical lens structure has been made possible by adopting the Z mount system’s 55mm large diameter and 16mm short flange distance. Now, achieving superior point image reproduction is just that easy. But that’s not all, nail every scene regardless of the lighting scenario – thanks to the employment of Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat that effectively minimises ghosting and flares.
THE BEST OF BOKEH
With a wide f/1.2 aperture, achieve beautiful circular bokeh that’s easy on the eyes with minimal colour fringing around the edges. Let your primary subject stand out clearly with the lens’ shallow depth of field for stunning three-dimensional effect. When you want to change it up, enjoy the same extraordinary expression and performance in videos.
Fast, accurate and smooth – enjoy all three when it comes to the AF performance of the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S. More motors, more precision focusing, and a brand new multi-focusing system that allows for fast and accurate AF, even with a shallow depth of field. This unprecedented AF system takes on a whole other level when paired with your camera’s Eye-Detection AF. You’ll be able to effortlessly ensure highly precise focusing on your subject’s eyes, meeting all your portraiture needs.
CATCH LIFE CANDIDLY
Enjoy video recording with the same superior optical performance you get in stills. Capture every candid moment unnoticed, with the lens’ quiet operation that minimises unnecessary operation sounds. The focus breathing support allows you to record videos with reduced changes in angle of view that can sometimes occur when focusing. Adapt seamlessly to changes in lighting as you move from one scene to another and enjoy smooth aperture control with a simple twist of the button-less control ring.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
Anticipate your next move at every turn. All it takes is a simple click to assign a function through the lens function (L-Fn) button, and a swift glance confirms the lens information on the information panel without having to look through the camera’s viewfinder. Complete with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism, you can now be in precise aperture control, even with continuous shooting.
No matter the weather, focus on your craft and carry on with your creative pursuits from the lens’ superior dust- and drip- resistant performance2, and rubber sealing around the lens mount. All to effectively repel dust and water droplets, so you can clean your lens with ease.
1 Among interchangeable lenses for full-frame digital cameras with a maximum aperture of f/1.2 available as of September 16, 2020. Statement based on Nikon research.
2 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations or under all conditions.