NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

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Iconic 50mm prime, reimagined for the Z system. Sharper across the entire frame. Virtually zero distortion, even when shot wide open. Beautiful bokeh even at short focus distances. Liberating low-light performance. Ultra-quiet focusing. Whether you're shooting stills or videos, 50mm has never looked better.
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  • 5

    The Essential Nikkor-S Lens

    Posted by TravelingPro on December 25, 2019

    If you start with just one lens on your Z6 or Z7, this is a great choice. Fast focusing, quiet operating, and exceptional image quality. I´ve used dozens of 50mm lenses in my career, and this is by far the best I´ve ever used.

  • 5

    Sharpness and Lightweight but Large Size

    Posted by FromTwoMetersUp on December 25, 2019

    I love the results of images taken through this lens. It can provide great separation of background from the key focus area.

  • 5

    Very Happy

    Posted by Z6user on December 25, 2019

    Great lens in low light. Nice sharp images. Lens less conspicuous than zoom lens.

  • 5

    Great Lens

    Posted by SGMedia on December 10, 2019

    I have been super pleased from the moment I received this lens. The images and video are super sharp even at lower stops and I have not yet had any issues with this lens. Highly recommend.

  • 5

    Exceptional Lens!

    Posted by GuyGabriel on November 23, 2019

    I´ve owned a number of different versions of the 50mm lens from Nikon, including a very early version that I used on my Nikon F2, and more recently the 50mm f/1.4D and then the 50mm f/1.4G. This lens is so sharp, and the colors it produces are amazing. I´m so pleased with the results every time I put this lens on my camera.

  • 4

    Great prime but costly

    Posted by AdamR888 on November 20, 2019

    I currently use the z6 with this attached for my family photography business. The lens is sharp without a doubt. Sharper than the 50 1.8G. However, I still believe that it is costly for a f/1.8. I look forward to seeing what else Nikon comes out with regarding primes for the mirrorless cameras but I am afraid of what price points they will be at.

    The 50mm is a great all around lens that can be used for almost any style of shooting that one would use this focal range for. I have no complaints about this lens other than the price. Auto focus is quick and darn near soundless. Color looks good. Flaring is good. Lens construction is solid and feels like it is made extremely well.

  • 5

    Fantastic Nifty Fifty

    Posted by HandsoffmyNikon on November 19, 2019

    I haven´t bought a 50mm lens since my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D for my DSLR´s. Since I had a ´´D´´ I knew it wouldn´t auto-focus on my Z7 even with the FTZ, and there are certain lenses for the Z that simply demand stepping up to the future with the best (S series) lens possible for 46MP. Next on my list will be saving for the 70-200mm f/2.8 S series in the native Z mount. That´s going to take some convincing the wife ;)

  • 5

    Amazing Lens

    Posted by SkChicago on November 19, 2019

    As a full-time wedding and portrait photographer as well as a cinematographer for the past 12 years, I have been well acquainted with and have owned a number of Nikon lenses. Many of them have been really good. This 50mm 1.8 lens is just mind-blowing good. At 1.8 it is by far the sharpest 50mm I have used from Nikon and handily beats other brands out in terms of flare resistance. The new coatings they are using on these lenses are no joke, the color and light transmission is just superb. I expect all the S lenses for the Z series cameras to live up to this expectation. The 50mm in terms of color, contrast and flare resistance are a step ahead of G series lense. Nikon may take a while to enter into new markets and methods but they do it for a reason. Nikon is hitting it out of the park with these S lenses.

  • 5

    Great Lens

    Posted by Danno1602 on November 19, 2019

    I enjoy this lens much better than I did my 50 1.8 G. The images are sharp edge to edge and the bokeh is wonderful. These S lenses are quite good. I use the 50 1.8 at my Church quite frequently and on the Z6 it handles the low light as well as the stage lights around the baptistry and the photos are amazingly sharp. I have the 50, 85, and the 24-70 f4 and I love these lenses. I am committed to the S lenses on the Z bodies. I still have two DSLRs, but they do not see much service. I believe Nikon as a winner in the 50 1.8