Unleash your potential for creative image expression with the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 – the fastest 1 NIKKOR lens. This medium-telephoto lens has a focal length of 32mm (86mm in 35mm  format). Its maximum aperture of f/1.2 delivers breathtaking images with gorgeous background blurs in a range of lighting conditions. This lens introduces 3 new features to the 1 NIKKOR line. Nano Crystal Coat technology reduces flare and ghosting, even when capturing backlit subjects. A Silent Wave Motor ensures quiet operation. When shooting with a shallow depth-of-field, use its focus ring for precise fine-tuning in manual-priority autofocus mode.
Because this fast lens features a rounded diaphragm opening as well as an extremely shallow depth of field at maximum aperture, it is capable of expressing a large degree of smooth image blur.
In this way, you can capture an image that creates a gentle and warm atmosphere, because the background blur will emphasize the subject and softly reproduce the ambience of the entire scene.
Since a single-focal-length, medium-telephoto lens provides clear rendering with minimal distortion, along with high resolution from the center of the image to the peripheral areas, a clear and sharp image is realized. To maintain high resolution with minimal aberration even at a short focus distance, the Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is adopted. The lens’ comparatively short minimum focus distance of 0.45 m allows you to get closer to subjects.
Using Nano Crystal Coat can effectively reduce the ghost and flare effects that are likely to occur in backlit situations. This allows you to capture clear, high-contrast images with sharp reproduction of textural detail.
Employed in interchangeable lenses for Nikon single-lens reflex cameras, it delivers power not only for portraits, but also for snapshots and landscape photos, etc.
This lens employs a manual-priority autofocus (M/A) function, which enables you to make manual focus adjustments, even during autofocus operation.
When shooting at larger apertures (smaller f-numbers), the depth of field becomes extremely shallow, making it difficult to focus on your desired point. In this case, the focus can be fine-tuned by rotating the focus ring, delivering power that achieves fine and delicate image creation. This function, also employed in the interchangeable lenses for Nikon single-lens reflex cameras, is a useful tool when you want to reflect your creative intentions.
Employing the SWM (Silent Wave Motor) makes it possible to adopt the Close-Range Correction (CRC) system that realizes high image quality with minimal distortion even at a short focus distance. The SWM is also used in various interchangeable lenses for Nikon single-lens reflex cameras.
The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 is designed to reduce AF drive sound during shooting. This advantage also applies to movie recording.
By reducing the size and weight of the system, including the body, you have a greater possibility of encountering more photographic opportunities, because you can easily carry it with you. The focus ring has a metallic roulette, which is a common motif in the 1 NIKKOR line. With its easy-to-hold, high-quality refined exterior it delivers an uncompromising sense of satisfaction whenever you carry and use it.
1 mount lens
9 elements in 7 groups (including lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m (1.48 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio (35mm  equivalent ratio)
Approx. 0.08x (approx. 0.22x)
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
f/1.2 - f/16
52 mm (P=0.75 mm) *1
Approx. 65.5 mm diameter x 47 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 235 g (8.3 oz)