1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2

Largest maximum aperture in the 1 NIKKOR line of f/1.2. First 1 NIKKOR with Nano Crystal Coat, focus ring and SWM built in, delivering strong support for image creation. A high-performance fast lens realizing meticulously fine reproduction.

Color Variation
  • * Color availability may vary according to region.

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 [135] format), it is the optimal lens for authentic image creation of not only portraits, but also snapshots and landscape photos.

Key Features

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.

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:

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.


Focal length
32 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
9 elements in 7 groups (including elements with Nano Crystal coating)
Angle of view
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m/1.48 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.08x (approx. 0.22x with 35mm [135] format)
Approx. 235 g/8.3 oz
Diameter x length (distance from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Approx. 65.5 x 47 mm
Filter-attachment size
52 mm *1
Lens cap
Lens hood
HB-N107 (supplied) *2
Lens case
CL-N101 (optional)
  • *1We recommend removing the supplied HB-N107 bayonet hood when operating the rotating ring on the Circular Polarizing Filter II 52mm.
  • *2Lens hood names indicate type: HN for Screw-in, HR for Rubber Screw-in, HK for Slip-on, HS for Snap-on and HB for Bayonet.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
20 lines/mm
60 lines/mm

Lens Construction