We are pleased to announce the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S, a high performance and fast autofocus (AF) prime lens for both still-image and video recording. Ideal for fashion photography, weddings or portraiture, the new lens allows creatives to go further in their pursuit for excellence with the advanced optical performance from the NIKKOR S-Line.
With its precise ability to capture specific textures, such as the details in clothing and makeup, combined with stunning bokeh, this prime lens equips photographers to push their creative vision to the limit.
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Primary Features
Amplify Your Creativity
Let your subject take centre stage with the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S. Push your creative vision to the limit and achieve the shallow depth of field allowing for the ultimate three-dimensional expression, with the combination of excellent resolution and well-balanced gradation of smooth bokeh. The powerful prime lens demonstrates the f/1.2 brightness realised by the S-Line, and the superiority that delivers the highest level of optical performance.
Experience minimal colour fringing around edges, precise point-image reproduction, effective control of sagittal coma flare, and excellent resolution as light bends naturally through the lens for sharp and beautifully detailed photographs. Effectively recreate your vision in mind with extensive colours and details.
Designed to minimise distortion and provide excellent control over focus breathing ensures that users are always in control. The lens reaches a new level of true symmetry made possible with the Z mount system, by positioning the symmetrical lens groups in front of, and behind, the aperture. Furthermore, the application of Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat illustrates a thoughtful dedication to creating a lens that allows for superior performance in backlight situations and minimised ghosting and flaring for clear and sharp images.
Images by Akiomi Kuroda
Built for Precision
Made to adapt to every scenario, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is the first1 f/1.2 lens with AF capability for full-frame cameras that have adopted a multi-focusing system2 that incorporates multiple stepping motors (STMs) for fast and accurate AF. This fast lens ensures that you can capture moments quickly and accurately, allowing for continuous focus even within a shallow depth of field.
Enjoy constant focusing speeds with a quiet and smooth AF that gives you a significant edge for video recording, thanks to the STMs integrated into the 55mm large-diameter Z mount. Beyond that, the lens also enables precise focusing at maximum aperture, making it perfect for photos at short distances, for sharp, clear portraits or close-ups.
Pair the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S with a Z Series camera and experience an even smoother operation of the incredible Eye-Detection AF capability, as it helps the camera automatically detect and maintain the focus of a subject’s eyes. Even in the fast-paced world of fashion photography, from portraiture of a model on the main stage to group shots where multiple subjects are trying to display vibrant and colourful clothes to focus on, users have the option to choose the main set of eyes to focus on.
Images by Kyoko Munakata
Be in the Moment
The new NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S combines a sophisticated design with practical functionality, featuring little details that pack a massive punch for superior operability.
Functionality comes together with ease of use thanks to the control ring that allows for smooth switches between still-images and video recording. The functions on the control ring, keeps shooting simple while minimising operational sounds such as from a rotating command dial.
The lens information panel makes it straightforward for photographers to quickly confirm information without having to look at the camera’s viewfinder constantly. With the customisable operation feature, it allows creatives to freely assign a function to a photographer’s preference with the lens function (L-Fn) button.
Photographers can rely on the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S with its enhanced strength and durability. Its dust- and drip-resistant3 performance effectively seals against dust and water drops from the moving parts on the lens barrel, with the rubber seal protecting the area around the lens mount. Other than being a trusty and durable companion, the lens also offers precision at every turn with its aperture control (AE) for continuous shooting, ensuring that the creators can always just focus on their subjects.
1 Among interchangeable lenses for full-frame (Nikon FX-format) digital cameras with a maximum aperture of f/1.2 available as of September 16, 2020. Statement based on Nikon research.
2 Multiple AF drive units work together to control the position of multiple focus lens groups with great precision for superior imaging performance regardless of shooting distance.
3 The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations or under all conditions.