NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
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The 50mm prime for those who crave perfection. Intense rendering power across the entire frame. f/1.2 max aperture with no light falloff and a dreamlike bokeh effect. Breakthrough autofocus powered by dual stepping motors. Virtually zero aberrations, glare or distortion. This is a 50mm that can only be Z.
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NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
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My favorite prime lens is a 50 mm. Over the years I have owned three along with a close cousin, a Micro-Nikkor 55 mm f/3.5K. Good lenses all, but hands down the Z 50 mm f/1.2 S is tops. And not just tops among my 50s; it is far and away the best Nikkor I own.The Z 50mm f/1.2 S quickly became my go-to lens. It is solid and it easily earned my trust to deliver what I ask it to. Superior image quality. Fast and accurate focusing. Intensely acute even wide open. Out-of-focus areas melt into the background with fluid smoothness. The resulting bokeh isolates the main subject clearly and adds exquisite beauty. Edge-to-edge acuity makes it perfect for group portraits as well as for full height and ¾ to ½ length individual portraits - think maternity. Coupled with a Z 7II, the 50/1.2 renders gorgeous colors, especially at ISO 64.In my experience as a stills photographer there is one knock on this lens: the control ring moves too freely to prevent unintended input. I set the control ring for ISO control (can also control aperture and exposure compensation) but, even trying consciously not to, I was constantly changing my original setting when hand-holding the lens. This became frustrating to the point I reset the control ring to have no function. However, videographers probably praise this easy movement because they can adjust aperture so very smoothly.
Z Mount allows for the Nikon to design a lens that does everything write. End to End sharpness and close to optically perfect you ever seen. While I'm loving the lens there is one drawback, it's a beast of a lens both in quality but the weight is a consideration. But this 50mm Z is a worthy investment and you won't go wrong.
This is a great lens. The images captured with it are superb. The slight down side is that this is a pretty heavy lens for a 50mm.Love the pictures.
A delight to work with. Optical precision at the highest levels. Fast, silent AF. Video work is beautifully rendered, whether with the Z-driven AF touch screen or using MF focus ring. Fabulous for product photography, subject isolation, beautiful portraits. I think it's perfectly suited for the Z6ii, actually. Even though it is obviously "Large for a 50," most who consider this lens already use a Trinity zoom lens and will have no objections to the size and weight on a Z. And at F/1.2 its like no other 50 I've ever used, gives you creative courage.
Remarkably sharp lens. Despite its size and weight, it balances nicely on my Z7 body. Great Bokeh.
This is my first z system prime lens, and it is amazing. It was difficult to choose this over the already stellar 50mm f/1.8 but I'm really glad I did. While the extra physical length over the f/1.8 may deter some, for shooting video the longer sized lens presents well to clients and gives superior results, while giving you that extra speed in those situations you need it. I am never ever selling this lens! Along with the 70-200 f/2.8 it is tied for my favorite lens.
Superb in image quality with special character lens. It's my favorite go-to lens and on my Z body all the time.
Great lens and definitely worth the wait and purchase. I highly recommend this lens for anyone that is a serious photographer
Excellent lens! I love it.
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