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Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S Full-Frame Lens (2018)

MSRP 600 USDNeo score 78%Ext score 81%

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Product Overview

Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S is a normal prime lens for Nikon Z-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Nikon in 2018, it has 12 elements in 9 groups.
For incremental weathers, Nikon is kind enough to include weather sealing.
A normal prime lens, the Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S has the potential to be one of the most used and ultimately versatile option in a photographer's bag. Usually the easiest to design and to QC, it is a great option for landscape and street photography. Its bright maximum aperture also helps night and portrait works.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Solid build
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • Quite expensive for an f/1.8 standard lens

What external reviewers found***

Ext 81% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Very good optical performance
  • Compact and compact
  • Very fast autofocus
  • Very well-sealed
Cons
  • Not as sharp as native Z Nikkor
  • No in-body stabilization
  • No manual focus
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Normal Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
2 aspherical + 2 ED elements, Nano Crystal Coat groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Diameter
76 mm / 2.99 in
Size | Length
87 mm / 3.43 in
Weight
415 g / 14.66 oz

Function

Angle Of View
46.8° Diagonal | 39.6° Horizontal | 27.0° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.8 ~ 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
400 mm / 15.75 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2018-08-23

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Focus accuracy and repeatability of this lens is very good (measured 98.2% in Reikan FoCal) with no outliers over a series of 40 shots. There is only little focus variation whether the lens focuses from a closer distance or from infinity. The lens focuses in around 0.5 sec from infinity to 0.6m (1:10 magnification), which is pretty fast.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good optical performance
  • Compact and compact
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Not as sharp as native Z Nikkor

dpreview[2]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
The Z 50mm F1.8 looks nice, handles well, feels neither too heavy nor too light. There is no give in the focus ring, no wobble in the mount, and after weeks of use it hasn't fallen apart in my hands. Autofocus actuation from the stepping motor isn't as fast as Nikon's snappiest F-mount zooms with more powerful ring-type AF motors.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very fast autofocus
  • Very well-sealed
  • Very good build quality
Cons
  • No manual focus
  • No in-body stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon Z 50mm f1.8S review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-50mm-f1-8s-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
2. ^ Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-z-50mm-f1point8-s-lens-review. 2019-01-22. Retrieved 2022-01-25.

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