NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8


  • NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8
  • NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8: angle1


  • Suited for a wide variety of scenes, utilizing the minimum focus distance of 0.16 m, maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1, and standard focal length of 50 mm.
  • The superior optical performance of the Z mount system enables sharp rendering to the edges of the frame.
  • Balances high resolution from close to far focal distances and beautiful bokeh achieved with the suppression of color bleed and fringing.
  • Ghost and flare are effectively reduced with the increased design flexibility of the Z mount system.
  • Adoption of a stepping motor (STM) and a front focusing system, as well as efficient positioning of lens elements, have enabled a total length shorter by 26% and weight lighter by 39% than the existing F mount model.
  • Equipped with a control ring to which functions such as aperture or exposure compensation can be assigned.
  • The display of the reproduction ratio and focus distance information is supported, for confirmation of information at a glance.
  • Equipped with a focus limiter*1 function that reduces focusing time during close-up shooting by limiting the focus range.
    • *1Update of your camera's firmware to the latest version is required.
  • Designed with consideration of dust- and drip-resistant performance*2. A fluorine coat is adopted for superior anti-fouling performance.
    • *2Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.


Focal length

50 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Aperture range

  • At a focus distance of infinity: f/2.8-22
  • At a focus distance of 0.16 m (0.53 ft): f/5.6-32

Lens construction

10 elements in 7 groups (including 1 ED glass element, 1 aspherical lens element, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)

Angle of view

FX format: 47°
DX format: 31°30'

Minimum focus distance

0.16 m/0.53 ft from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size

46 mm (P = 0.75 mm)


Approximately 74.5 mm/3 in. maximum diameter x 66 mm/2.6 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approximately 260 g/9.2 oz

Supplied accessories

LC-46B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HN-41 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case

  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

  • ED glass elements
  • Aspherical lens elements