While expressing beautiful image blur through the large maximum aperture of f/1.2, higher shutter speeds can be used, which maximizes the advantage of the Nikon 1 system. Taking advantage of an angle of view equivalent to a medium-telephoto focal length of approximately 86 mm lens (in 35mm  format), it is the optimal lens for authentic image creation of not only portraits, but also snapshots and landscape photos.
Maximum aperture of f/1.2, producing beautifully blurred images
Because this fast lens features a rounded diaphragm opening as well as an extremely shallow depth of field at maximum aperture, it is capable of expressing a large degree of smooth image blur.
In this way, you can capture an image that creates a gentle and warm atmosphere, because the background blur will emphasize the subject and softly reproduce the ambience of the entire scene.
- *The videos shown here were taken using "Motion Snapshot" mode, then converted to Flash Video format for ease of handling. Image quality varies from the original.
High resolution only achievable with a single-focal-length lens
Since a single-focal-length, medium-telephoto lens provides clear rendering with minimal distortion, along with high resolution from the center of the image to the peripheral areas, a clear and sharp image is realized. To maintain high resolution with minimal aberration even at a short focus distance, the Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is adopted. The lens' comparatively short minimum focus distance of 0.45 m allows you to get closer to subjects.
First lens in the 1 NIKKOR to employ Nano Crystal Coat
Using Nano Crystal Coat can effectively reduce the ghost and flare effects that are likely to occur in backlit situations. This allows you to capture clear, high-contrast images with sharp reproduction of textural detail.
Employed in interchangeable lenses for Nikon single-lens reflex cameras, it delivers power not only for portraits, but also for snapshots and landscape photos, etc.
Focus ring supports manual-priority autofocus (M/A) function
This lens employs a manual-priority autofocus (M/A) function, which enables you to make manual focus adjustments, even during autofocus operation.
When shooting at larger apertures (smaller f-numbers), the depth of field becomes extremely shallow, making it difficult to focus on your desired point. In this case, the focus can be fine-tuned by rotating the focus ring, delivering power that achieves fine and delicate image creation. This function, also employed in the interchangeable lenses for Nikon single-lens reflex cameras, is a useful tool when you want to reflect your creative intentions.
Some camera may require a firmware updated before the focus ring can be used.
For more information about the latest camera firmware, visit the following website after the release of this new lens:
- For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
- For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
- For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
First lens in the 1 NIKKOR to incorporate an SWM
Employing the SWM (Silent Wave Motor) makes it possible to adopt the Close-Range Correction (CRC) system that realizes high image quality with minimal distortion even at a short focus distance. The SWM is also used in various interchangeable lenses for Nikon single-lens reflex cameras.
Quiet operation common to other 1 NIKKOR lenses is inherited
The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 is designed to reduce AF drive sound during shooting. This advantage also applies to movie recording.
Compact and lightweight system with high-quality metallic exterior
By reducing the size and weight of the system, including the body, you have a greater possibility of encountering more photographic opportunities, because you can easily carry it with you. The focus ring has a metallic roulette, which is a common motif in the 1 NIKKOR line. With its easy-to-hold, high-quality refined exterior it delivers an uncompromising sense of satisfaction whenever you carry and use it.