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Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm F1.2 S Full-Frame Lens (2020)

MSRP 2100 USDNeoscore 69%NEX score 79%

Product Overview

The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is the fastest autofocus prime lens that Nikon has ever produced. The bright f/1.2 aperture combined with the 50mm focal length makes this lens an excellent option for portrait, street, landscape, and night photography.
The dual stepping motors (STM) as well as a multi-focusing system enable multiple lens elements to focus simultaneously for faster and more precise AF performance, making the Z 50mm f/1.2 S great for not only stills but also video work.
Like other professional Z-mount lenses, the Z 50mm f/1.2 S features a customizable control ring, shortcut button, and an EL Display panel.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Sharp @ f/1.2 aperture
Cons
  • Long barrel
  • On the heavy side

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness at f/1.2 and f/2.2
  • Very fast AF
  • Very bright f1.2
  • Very bright focal ratio
  • Wide open clarity
Cons
  • No image stabilization
  • Very heavy
  • No fluorine coating
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Normal Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
15 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
2 ED + 3 aspherical elements, Arneo + Nano Crystal coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
90 mm / 3.54 in
Size | Length
150 mm / 5.91 in
Weight
1090 g / 38.52 oz

Function

Angle Of View
46.8° Diagonal | 39.6° Horizontal | 27.0° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.2 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
50 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.15x
Min Focus Distance
450 mm / 17.72 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-09-16

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Nikon’s Z 50mm f1.2 S is a big step-up over their existing 50/58mm DSLR lenses. It is excessively big and quite heavy for that it offers a very bright focal ratio. Focus accuracy and repeatability is critical to consistently produce sharp shots. If you use the control ring on the lens to change the aperture this works smoothly and without noise.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very bright f1.2
  • Very bright focal ratio
  • Very fast AF
Cons
  • Very heavy
  • No fluorine coating

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S joins the growing ranks of big lenses for mirrorless cameras. Focus is available to 17.7 inches (0.45m), good enough for 1:6.7 life-size magnification at the closest working distance. Image stabilization isn't included, but it also isn't expected.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness at f/1.2 and f/2.2
  • Wide open clarity
Cons
  • No image stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-50mm-f1-2-s-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/nikon-nikkor-z-50mm-f12-s. 2021-02-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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