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A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens

Nikon started out its mirrorless Z mount with mostly pragmatic lenses, but as time has gone on, the library has expanded to more extreme designs. One such example is the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens, and this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the kind of image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens. The 50mm f/1.2 is a premium lens that comes with a variety of great features, including:

  • Three spherical aberrations for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity 
  • ARNEO and Nano Crystal Coats for reduced ghosting and flares and increased contrast
  • Super Integrated Coating for accurate colors
  • Multi-focus system with two separate AF drive units for faster and more accurate focusing, quiet enough for both stills and video work
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • OLED information panel that displays aperture, focus distance, and depth of field
  • Customizable L.Fn button
  • Electromagnetic aperture mechanism for greater exposure stability at high burst rates
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant construction

Altogether, the 50mm f/1.2 looks like quite a premium lens. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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3 Comments

Steve Vansak's picture

If only it were in stock… anywhere!! And who knew Crystal Pepsi was still around?!!

Fritz Asuro's picture

Nikon still produces quality products (yes even the Z6 & Z7 are good) but this will be easily dismissed by an afro, an angry bald guy, & a rich couple in YouTube

Jim Davie's picture

That would be A-fro and A-toe!