Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S Review

January 5, 2021 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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Nikon’s Z 50mm f1.2 S is a big step-up over their existing 50/58mm DSLR lenses – literally: It is excessively big and quite heavy but for that it offers a bright f1.2 focal ratio, very good optics with a good Bokeh, and has all of the features of Nikon’s best Z-Nikkors – except for fluorine coating. Plus, the marginal focus breathing should please videographers. Optically it may not be better than Nikon’s very good Z 50mm f1.8 S which can be had for a quarter of the price, but if you need the one stop brighter focal ratio the Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S comes Highly Recommended!
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Nikon’s third standard prime for its Z-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras sits between the budget-friendly 50mm f/1.8 and the mighty (and mightily expensive) 58mm f/0.95 Noct. The Noct is frankly unaffordable for most of us and it’s a real heavyweight at 2kg. The 50mm f/1.2 weighs in at just over a kilogram and costs around a quarter of the price. If you feel the need for speed, and an f/1.8 standard prime just won’t cut it, the f/1.2 is the best option.
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The S-Line series of Nikkor Z optics has been steadily proving itself to be something special. Joining the fray and eager to prove its own excellence is the new Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S, in itself an ambitious specification. 50mm lenses are considered the standard lens for full-frame DSLR cameras and range from the diminutive “plastic fantastics”, through to the conventional high-quality lenses and then on to the new batch of exceptionally high quality, very large and heavy optics that are being seen across the whole range of manufacturers.
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