Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S Overview

Announced Aug 23, 2018 •
Prime lens | Nikon Z
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Product description
Announced Aug 23, 2018

The Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S is a standard prime for Nikon's full-frame mirrorless system. It has 12 elements, two ED and two aspherical, along with a Nano Crystal Coat. It has a nine-blade aperture and internal focus mechanism, with a minimum distance of 40cm (15.7"). The lens is sealed against dust and moisture.

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 50 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Nikon Z
Max aperture F1.8
Min aperture F16
Min focus 0.40 m (15.75)
Max magnification 0.15×
Weight 415 g (0.91 lb)
Length 87 mm (3.43)

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Our review

The Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S is a powerful standard lens for the Z system, offering outstanding sharpness and full-aperture performance. There are better 50mm lenses on the market for portraiture, but none that are sharper or so well-corrected for coma and longitudinal chromatic aberration when shot wide open.

Good for: Low light photography, where edge-to-edge sharpness at wide apertures is hugely beneficial.

Not so good for: Portraiture, where the slightly harsh bokeh can be distracting in some situations.

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