Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f1.8 S

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon Z

Release Date: 2018-08-23

MSRP Price: $599.95

Made in: Thailand

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: A compact, well-versed prime, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S from Nikon offers a normal-length field of view along with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. The comfortable perspective pairs with the f/1.8 design to suit working in difficult lighting conditions as well as offers increased control over depth of field. The optical design includes two aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements, which greatly reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for increased sharpness and clarity. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are used, too, to suppress flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and higher contrast.

Photography Life Review Summary: Nikon has been cranking out one gem after another with the Z-series lenses. Aside from the somewhat polarizing 14-30mm f/4, which we still praised at Photography Life (and bought for our personal travel photography use), each one has really knocked it out of the park. These are sharp, lightweight lenses with intelligent compromises in their optical design. The Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S is no exception. Read the full Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Review by Photography Life.


Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length50mm
Mount TypeNikon Z
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.15x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)31°30′
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)47°00′
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Aspherical Elements2
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)No
Stepper Motor (STM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.32 ft. (0.4 m)
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions3 in. (76 mm) x 3.4 in. (86.5 mm)
Weight14.7 oz. (415 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-62B 62 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-90 Bayonet Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case

Lens Construction

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f1.8 S Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f1.8 S MTF Chart

Image Samples

Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Sample Image #1 Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Sample Image #2

Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Sample Image #3 Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Sample Image #5

Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Sample Image #8 Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Image Sample #5

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. Vlad
    September 3, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    600 USD or 700 EUR for a 50mm f/1.8? No, thank you Nikon!

    • laurentg
      October 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      depend of the sharpness at 1.8

  2. Padmanabhan R
    March 6, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Awaiting your review of this lens, Nasim!!

  3. John Brewton
    June 13, 2019 at 6:21 am

    This lens is a bargain at $600. Sharper than my Zeiss Otus 55!!

  4. Sylvie
    June 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Awaiting your review of this lens. Thanks

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