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The iconic go-to lens, totally reimagined

50mm prime. An icon. Visionary perspective. Versatile focus depth. Capable of delivering striking, decisive images in nearly any light. Ideal for all manner of videos. The definition of a "go to" lens. It should be no surprise that Nikon chose the 50mm to be among the first of a new generation of superb NIKKOR Z lenses. And in doing so, have achieved a 50mm f/1.8 unlike any before it.

Nikon S-line logo on lens


NIKKOR quality at its absolute best

At the top of the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, S-Line lenses push Nikon’s tradition of optical excellence and innovation to unprecedented new heights. Superior performance and resolution. Sophisticated features and operability. Specialized technologies and reliability enhancements. All while taking full advantage of the monumental Nikon Z mount and adhering to the strictest image quality and build standards.

Woman in white dress with a large white rose on her head against a gray background

A 50mm f/1.8 like no other

Performance that totally defies expectations

Empowered by the Z system's larger mount, shorter flange distance, raw imaging power and video capabilities, the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S will redefine your notion of what a 50mm f/1.8 lens can do.

Wedding couple surrounded by bamboo trees

Unfathomable sharpness

The sharpness achieved by this 50mm is nothing short of staggering. Z Mount delivers even lighting from the center of the frame to the far edges. No need to stop it down—it's equally sharp at f/1.8 as it is at f/2.8.

Unwavering autofocus

Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z Mount, focusing is fast, silent and accurate. Great for stills; even better for video.

Portrait of a boy standing beside a window

Three majestic baobab trees with the rising sun in the backgroun

Aberration free zones

New levels of aberration control. 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and 2 Aspherical (AS) lens elements plus Nano Crystal Coat for virtually zero flare, ghosting, coma or chromatic, spherical and axial aberration, even at the far edges of the frame.

A woman wearing a red dress walking along a colorful wall of a building

Iconic views

Classic 50mm perspective

This lens can do it all. Iconic portraits. Street scenes. Close-ups of food. Interviews. How-to videos and more. It's brilliant in low-light. Lightweight and portable. Ready for anything.

An Asian woman holding an umbrella with a backdrop of night city lights

Beautiful bokeh

A 9-blade rounded diaphragm and f/1.8 aperture combine with the larger mount and shorter flange distance to produce a stunning round bokeh—even at short focus distances.

Endless video potential

The 50mm perspective is great for interviews, tutorials, product demos and more. Smooth, quiet AF and aperture drives and an advanced design prevent "breathing" and wobbling.

A man holding a black Nikon camera with a NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens, with a RODE microphone attached on top.

A woman in traditional dress standing against a backdrop of baobab trees

Shines in low light

Draws peak performance from a Z camera's game-changing low light capabilities. Captures point-of-light sources like streetlights with uncanny sharpness and minimal spherical aberration.

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The front line of an imaging revolution

Next-generation Z design and optics

Z lenses, perfectly matched to Z camera bodies, are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for freedom in image creation.

The dust sealing scheme of the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens

Durable & lightweight

Extensively sealed against dust and moisture, especially around all moving parts of the barrel. Compact, lightweight and ideally balanced on a Z camera.

New Customizable Control Ring

Can be used for manual focusing (default), aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording) or exposure compensation.

Top view of the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens.

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Dual Detect 5 Axis VR

Uses Z cameras' superior in-camera image stabilization system for up to 5 stops of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction when used with Z cameras that feature in-camera VR. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) during video capture.


Stepping Motor
NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

Aspherical Lens
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.

Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

Close Range Correction n/a
Minimum Focus Distance 1.32 ft. (0.4 m)
Internal Focusing Yes
AF-P (Pulse Motor) n/a
AF Actuator STM (stepping motor)
SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) Elements n/a
ARNEO Coat n/a
Autofocus Yes
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization n/a
Mount Type Nikon Z mount
G-Type n/a
E-Type Yes
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Focal Length 50mm
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
Lens Type Prime
Micro n/a
Filter Size 62mm
Format Full-frame/FX-format
Image Sensor Format Full-frame/FX-format
Fluorine Coat n/a
Focus Mode Autofocus, Manual
Rear Focusing n/a
Lens Category Travel & Landscape, People & Events, Video
Weight (g) (Body Only)*1 Approx. 14.7 oz. (415 g) Based on CIPA guidelines
Dimensions (D x L) (mm) Approx. 3 in. (76mm) x 3.4 in. (86.5mm) Distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted Based on CIPA guidelines
Accepts Filter Type Screw-in
De-focus Control n/a
Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements n/a
Aspherical Elements 2
Lens Elements 12
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.15x
Minimum Angle of View (Full-frame/FX-Format) n/a
Maximum Angle of View (Full-frame/FX-Format) 47°00′
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C Size/DX-Format) n/a
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C Size/DX-Format) 31°30′
Zoom Ratio n/a
Lens Groups 9
High Refractive Index Elements n/a
Phase Fresnel n/a
Super ED Glass Elements n/a
Fluorite Elements n/a
ED Glass Elements 2
Diaphragm Blades 9 rounded
Compatible Format(s) Full-frame/FX-format & APS-C size/DX-format
Features Nano Crystal Coat, Autofocus, S-Line