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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  • 5

    Exquisite and utilitarian lens

    Posted by Subhajit DasGupta on December 20, 2023

    The Z 50mm f/1.2S is an exquisite lens that funnels light. It's heavy, but not too heavy to hang over the shoulder. Perceptually, it's not unlike the Z 24-70 f/2.8 to carry around all day. I've started to use it as my everyday lens given how very useful the 50mm focal length happens to be. I also like its minimum focus distance. If I could give this lens six starts, I would!

  • 5

    Blown Away!!

    Posted by Paul Garrett on November 5, 2023

    Undoubtably the Best Lens I have ever used!! To make such a sharp lens at F1.2 is Unbelievable...I am blown away, Seriously!!!

  • 5

    this lens deserves name

    Posted by Anonymous on October 27, 2023

    The lens wide open is sharp edge to edge and not a hint of vigbetting so no need to stop down for sharpness. The one review says the focus grip is to wide maybe. when im shooting video I like the width and when hand holding I wouldnt mind the foward grip being a little bit wider. For me its 5 stars as i cant give it 4 7/8 its not that big of a knock off to me.

  • 5

    Pain worth the gain

    Posted by Warren Taylor on August 20, 2023

    I used this lens over the weekend. A fantastic lens - not going to repeat what everyone has shared. I'm a pretty big guy - and the weight of the lens on a Z9 is substantial when using it for hours at a time. That being said, the weight is not a deal breaker. The photos were fantastic. Like exercising, I am very happy that I got this lens as the pain was worth the gain.

  • 5

    Revolutionary - litteraly: back to basics, nifty fifty is all I need! Shoot wide open and trust the Z8 !

    Posted by Louis-Charles Sirois on July 17, 2023

    After 48 years into serious photography, I went from 50mm lenses, to a wide, normal plus telephoto, then to excellent zooms (50-135AIS) then to lighter, cheaper and less fabulous zooms that pushed me back to excellent primes (58 1.4G + 85 1.4G). These later ones made me discover the beauty of creamy Bokeh! The D850s were traded for the Z8 and a few primes. This 50mm f/1.2 is the best lens I have ever owned. I recently took a 14 days trip in central america with only that lens and the Z8. The Bokeh from F1.2 to f/4 is the best Bokeh so far. Creamier than the 58mm 1.4G!!My favorite Bokeh on this lens is at f/1.4.I shoot wide open, allowing the Z8 to focus on grandchildren (toddlers) constantly moving; and the focus on the closest eye + great Bokeh makes exceptional images!! (I needed to get used to the weight, and to hold the camera by the center of the barrel of the lens! Adaptation took a week.)All my other Z primes are great, lighter, but I will only carry this lens.Is also excellent for landscapes: -you choose the degree of Bokeh/depth of field, by using/turning the ring on the lens barel! (Just like in film days, but without the darkening effect caused in the viewfinder the DOF button!)It is that good.Enjoy photography!

  • 5


    Posted by Yusuf Abdullah on July 8, 2023

    Great lens I use it for press conference and basketball games

  • 5

    It is what I was looking for.

    Posted by Rodger Bennett on June 11, 2023

    The 1.2 Fifty is an excellent lens, giving me exactly what I was looking for. It is sharp, contrasty and brilliant from corner to corner. It is excellent for natural light portraits, has an extremely depth of field yet holds good color values from front to back. It's only downside is its weight. It is heavy.

  • 5

    Sweetheart Lens

    Posted by Bgrand Bgrand on June 10, 2023

    Great piece of glass. I got it to use for portraits but I also found an unconventional use for it, Volleyball. I was shooing in tight quarters at a state tournament and I need the extra light the f/1.2 would give me. Fantastic results even wide open. Quick lock on focus and great results.

  • 5


    Posted by Erik Larson on February 8, 2023

    This lens is simply outstanding