Nikon's new Z 50mm F1.2 S is a fast, versatile prime lens for the full-frame Z-series. Optical construction is complex, with 17 elements arranged in 15 groups, including three aspherical elements and two 'ED' extra-low-dispersion elements, and both Nikon's Nano Crystal Coating and the newer ARNEO coating for flare, ghosting and coma suppression.

All of this makes the Z 50mm F1.2 a seriously big, seriously pricey lens, but does its performance justify its cost? Take a look at our samples gallery to find out.