Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S, a fast, standard prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system

September 16, 2020

Exhibits outstanding rendering performance and enables smooth and beautiful bokeh

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the fast, standard prime lens NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S, that is compatible with full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted.

The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is a fast, standard prime AF lens that has a maximum aperture of f/1.2, provides outstandingly beautiful and smooth bokeh, and is part of the S-Line*1. By attaining an ideal lens structure with perfect symmetry in front of, and behind, the aperture, the lens balances outstanding resolution and the beautiful bokeh of a shallow depth of field to realize a clear sense of perspective, while achieving the f/1.2 maximum aperture. Users can enjoy a more three-dimensional appearance in their photos and videos, with portrait photography as well as other scenes.

In addition, the lens offers superior resolution from the center of the frame to the edges, permitting users to frame their subject in the way that best suits their intent. What's more, the soft bokeh, possible only with a maximum aperture of f/1.2, exhibits very little color fringing, which further enhances the primary subject and enables the expression of a soft, dreamy feeling to the image.

Adoption of a multi-focusing system*2 provides extremely fast and accurate AF performance. Accurate focus can even be acquired with the shallow depth of field available at the f/1.2 maximum aperture. Furthermore, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is the first*3 lens among interchangeable lenses for full-frame digital cameras with a maximum aperture of f/1.2 to employ stepping motors (STMs), which realize smooth and quiet focusing with video recording. When the lens is used in combination with the Z series' Eye-Detection AF function, maintaining sharp focus on the subject's eye becomes easier, even when photographing moving subjects during portrait photography.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users' needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

© Kyoko Munakata

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