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Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens

  • Highly Versatile Micro Lens That Will Enable You To Newly Appreciate Everyday Scenes With A Different View
  • Impressive Image Expression That A Micro Lens Can Realize
  • Minimum Focus Distance Capturing The Macro World As Close As Approx. 5cm To The Subject
  • Versatile Photographic Applications With The 50-mm Focal Length
  • Effectively Reduced Chromatic Aberration For Beautiful Bokeh
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Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens

Close in on your favourite subjects with the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8.

Achieve a wide range of creative presentations with this highly portable and lightweight lens that is suitable across a range of photography genres. Combining the best of NIKKOR Z and the Z mount’s optical innovation, enjoy a stress-free shooting experience with its focusing performance.


A World Of Expression

Whether you’re trying to capture the rich biodiversity of your local park or transforming your social feed, enter a world of expression with the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8. Get up close and as quiet as you can be with a silent stepping motor (STM) with a minimum focusing distance of 0.16m – making it great for taking images of insects or pets in their natural element without startling them. Its short minimum focus distance and a reproduction ratio of 1:1, unique to microlenses, means you can capture life-sized details that are usually unnoticeable to the naked eye.

With a maximum aperture of f/2.81, enjoy greater image quality, even in dimly lit shooting environments. Its versatile focal length of 50mm allows you to capture a range of photography genres from macro to everyday life.


Delightfully Light And Portable

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is great for all of life’s adventures. At about the same weight as a small juice box, at approximately 260g, it’s perfect for photographers who are constantly on the move. Durability is further enhanced from everyday weather conditions with its dust- and drip-resistant2 design. The addition of a fluorine coat on the front lens element makes it easy to clean, which is great for nature photography, where pollen or water droplets may foul the lens.

Small and packed with nifty features, the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 comes with a focus limit switch that makes focusing even quicker with a limited search range of 0.16m to 0.3m – great for fleeting moments, such as a bug resting momentarily on a leaf.

Easily check on your reproduction ratio and subject-to-lens distance with the lens’ retractable focus distance indicator to help present your subject in the right size ratio. Expand your options further with the ability to attach 46mm filters directly onto the lens for additional creative options and easily convert film images into digital images with the ES-2 film digitizer adapter via the accessory attachment point.


Bring Out The Best With The Nikkor Z

Experience three-dimensional expression that truly emphasizes your primary subject through sharp rendering and excellent bokeh. Utilising an ED lens element to suppress chromatic aberrations and an aspherical lens element to keep images sharp from edge to edge, the lens structure allows you to achieve beautifully unblemished shots from any distance.



Highly Versatile Micro Lens That Will Enable You To Newly Appreciate Everyday Scenes With A Different View

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 lets you capture a wide range of scenes, from macro photography by boldly approaching the subject, which is not possible with ordinary prime lenses, to everyday snapshots utilizing the standard 50-mm focal length. Even the finest details can be depicted by the 1x maximum reproduction ratio and the beautiful bokeh created by the fast maximum aperture of f/2.8. These features make the subject stand out more with greater depth. From the fine lines of flower petals to the detailed texture of small objects like coffee beans, the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 will show you a different world to that you usually see.


Impressive Image Expression That A Micro Lens Can Realize

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 reproduces the subject at a large size, allowing for the rendering of the finest details, thanks to the short minimum focusing distance and maximum reproduction ratio (1:1) unique to microlenses. Not only that, it also achieves rich natural bokeh with the maximum aperture of f/2.8*. The combination of these features enables more three-dimensional expression that emphasizes the primary subject than is possible with a standard prime lens.


Minimum Focus Distance Capturing The Macro World As Close As Approx. 5cm To The Subject

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 realizes the minimum focus distance of 16cm, allowing you to get as close as approx. 5cm* to the subject. With that short focus distance, you do not need to stand up or step away when shooting nearby subjects. This lens lets you enjoy a close-up world that you cannot experience with another lens.


Versatile Photographic Applications With The 50-mm Focal Length

This lens can be used not only for macro photography but also as a standard prime lens utilizing its 50-mm focal length for street snapshots. The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 smoothly changes its role between macro and standard prime according to your desired expressions while walking around town or travelling, letting you photograph a wide diversity of scenes and subjects.


Superior Optical Performance For Excellent Rendering And Natural Bokeh

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 enables sharp rendering all the way to the edges of the frame, at any shooting distance from close-up to infinity, and provides refined photographic expression utilizing natural bokeh to emphasize the primary subject. Outstanding optical performance is achieved by the advantageous features of the Z-mount system, including the short flange focal distance, which also contributes to reducing the size of the lens body. With these features, the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 can realistically depict the finest details in the textures of a subject, such as flower petals, superbly reproduced at a large size.


Fast F/2.8 Aperture Contributes To Clear Images Even In Low Light

In addition to creating beautiful bokeh, the maximum aperture at f/2.8* is highly effective for shooting indoors in low-light conditions. You can use higher shutter speeds to avoid image blur caused by camera shake, enabling the capture of sharp, clear images with minimal noise without increasing ISO sensitivity.


Effectively Reduced Chromatic Aberration For Beautiful Bokeh

In addition to the design flexibility made possible by the large diameter of the Z-mount system, reassessment of the optical structure has effectively improved optical performance compared to the existing AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED. The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is designed to thoroughly suppress chromatic aberration at any shooting distance from near to far, so that it can achieve beautiful bokeh with no colour bleed or colour fringing. Particularly, this microlens focuses on chromatic-aberration reduction with close-up shooting.


Compact And Lightweight For Outstanding Portability

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 achieves a compact size and lightweight so that you can always carry it around without hesitation. The total length is 66mm and the weight is approximately 260g. The dramatic improvement for a smaller barrel has been realized by employing a front focusing system, which is enabled by the adoption of a stepping motor (STM) newly customized to this lens. Also, a well-considered lens arrangement contributes to reducing the weight. The superior lens design achieves this reduction in size and weight without sacrificing optical performance. You can easily take it anywhere you go, remaining light on your feet as you concentrate on capturing great images.


Improved Af Accuracy Via Use Of A Stepping Motor (STM) The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 employs an AF mechanism incorporating a stepping motor, which provides accurate focusing with quieter drive sounds.


Focus Range Limiter Convenient For Macro Photography

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 lets you limit the AF search range to focus distances between 0.16m and 0.3m with its focus limit switch. This shortens the time for refocusing during closeup shooting.


Other Features

Sharp And Stylish Design Improving Operability

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is designed in a streamlined shape overall with moderately formed steps, and easily fits your hands. The exterior surface is finished with a satin coating instead of a conventional leather-tone coating, delivering a refined texture. A metal mount is adopted to enhance durability and a new metal "NIKKOR" emblem is employed for stylish brand appeal. The extension section is graduated in reproduction ratios and focus distances so that you can check the information you need at a glance. The control ring allows you to assign various functions and its smooth rotational feel supports comfortable operation when shooting macro photography which requires careful consideration to shaking.


Accessory Attachment Frame

The SY-1-62 Adapter Ring can be attached to enable the use of the SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlights, and the 62 mm Adapter Ring B can also be attached to enable the use of the ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter.


Drip-/Dust-resistant And Antifouling Performance

Despite being a compact and lightweight lens, its body has been designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance* with a sealing that prevents any dust or water droplets from entering the lens barrel. Additionally, Nikon’s advanced fluorine coat is applied to the surface of the frontmost lens element, repelling smudges and allowing easy cleaning. This lens enables you to continue shooting even in harsh conditions with the greatest of confidence.


Adoption Of An Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 employs a diaphragm unit with its own drive mechanism, letting you achieve precise aperture control via electronic signals from the camera body, realizing stabilized exposure control even during continuous shooting.

More Information
Brand Nikon
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Type Nikon Z mount
Format FX/35mm
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/ 2.8
Minimum aperture f/ 22
Lens construction
10 elements in 7 groups (including 1 ED element, 1 aspherical element, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view
FX-format: 47° DX-format: 31° 30‘
Focusing system Front focusing system
Minimum focus distance 0.16 m ( 0.53 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 1 x
No. of diaphragm blades 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Aperture range At a focus distance of infinity: f/2.8 to 22 At a focus distance of 0.16 m (0.53 ft): f/5.6 to 32
Fluorine coat
Filter-attachment size 46 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Auto, Manual
Focus limit switch
Two positions: FULL (∞ to 0.16 m) and 0.3 m to 0.16 m
Supplied accessories
LC-46B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HN-41 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.
Dimensions Approx. 74.5 mm/3 in. maximum diameter x 66 mm/2.6 in. (distance to the end of the lens from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 260 g (9.2 oz )
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Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Austalian warranty

from Nikon Australia