A 50mm f/1.8 Like No Other – Performance that Totally Defies Expectations
Empowered by the Z system’s larger mount, shorter flange distance, raw imaging power and video capabilities, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S will redefine your notion of what a 50mm f/1.8 lens can do.
The sharpness achieved by this 50mm is nothing short of staggering. Z Mount delivers even lighting from the center of the frame to the far edges. No need to stop it down—it’s equally sharp at f/1.8 as it is at f/2.8.
Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z Mount, focusing is fast, silent and accurate. Great for stills; even better for video.
Aberration Free Zones
New levels of aberration control. 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and 2 Aspherical (AS) lens elements plus Nano Crystal Coat for virtually zero flare, ghosting, coma or chromatic, spherical and axial aberration, even at the far edges of the frame.
Iconic Views – Classic 50mm Perspective
This lens can do it all. Iconic portraits. Street scenes. Close-ups of food. Interviews. How-to videos and more. It’s brilliant in low-light. Lightweight and portable. Ready for anything.
A 9-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture combine with the larger mount and shorter flange distance to produce a stunning round bokeh—even at short focus distances.
Endless Video Potential
The 50mm perspective is great for interviews, tutorials, product demos and more. Smooth, quiet AF and aperture drives and an advanced design prevent “breathing” and wobbling.
Shines in Low Light
Draws peak performance from a Z camera’s game-changing low light capabilities. Captures point-of-light sources like streetlights with uncanny sharpness and minimal spherical aberration.
The Front Line of an Imaging Revolution – Next-Generation Z Design and Optics
Z lenses, perfectly matched to Z camera bodies, are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for freedom in image creation.
Durable & Lightweight
Extensively sealed against dust and moisture, especially around all moving parts of the barrel. Compact, lightweight and ideally balanced on a Z camera.
New Customizable Control Ring
Can be used for manual focusing (default), aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording) or exposure compensation.
New Dual Detect 5 Axis VR
Uses the Z cameras’ superior in-camera image stabilization system for up to 5 stops of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) during video capture.
Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/ 1.8
Minimum Aperture: f/ 16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 31°30′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 47°00′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.15x
Lens Elements: 12
Lens Groups: 9
Compatible Format(s): FX, DX
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Distance Information: Visible in EVF with manual focusing
Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
ED Glass Elements: 2
Aspherical Elements: 2
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.4 m
Focus Mode: Autofocus, Manual
Filter Size: 62mm
Accepts Filter Type: Screw in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 76mm x 86.5mm
Approx. Weight: 415 g
Lens Type: Prime