Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 Nikkor

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(From Nikon lens literature) One of the most celebrated lenses in NIKKOR's 80-year heritage is the 85mm f/1.4, often praised as the ultimate portrait lens. Now that same medium telephoto angle of view and outstanding performance is available for your Nikon 1 system—with an even faster f/1.2 maximum aperture. The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 (86mm equivalent on Nikon 1's CX format) combines exceptional optics with lens technologies usually reserved for D-SLR lenses, like Nano Crystal Coat for preventing lens flare (even in direct light) and the innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing. The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 even includes a manual focus ring—another first for a 1 NIKKOR lens. Whether you're shooting portraits, travel, landscapes or HD videos, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 brings exciting new capabilities to your Nikon 1 system.

With an f/1.2 maximum aperture, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 is the fastest 1 NIKKOR lens yet. What does that speed mean for you? It means you can freeze action in its tracks with faster shutter speeds. It means you can shoot bright, blur-free photos in low-light situations, and it means you can shoot professional-looking portraits and videos with beautiful, softly blurred backgrounds (shallow depth of field). Simply put: a fast lens like the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 makes it easier to bring home brilliant photos and videos, even in challenging shooting situations.

The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 boosts the performance of your Nikon 1 with some of Nikon's most advanced lens technologies. For faster, quieter autofocusing, it has Silent Wave Motor (SWM), a remarkable innovation that uses ultrasonic waves—instead of a gear system—to focus the lens. This brings even greater speed to your Nikon 1's ultra-fast autofocus system, and its near-silent operation and manual focus control ring are major advantages when recording HD video. Nano Crystal Coat (N) virtually eliminates lens flare and reflections, even when shooting in bright sunlight.

Like all 1 NIKKOR lenses, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 is impeccably designed. Compact and lightweight, it features a high-quality metallic exterior that complements your Nikon 1 camera. Pair it with the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8—another very fast lens—for an outstanding fast compact system. Or pair it with the 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm VR all-in-one lens for a streamlined travel system. However you use the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, you'll always be glad you have the low-light, high-speed shooting capabilities it offers.

Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 Nikkor

Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 Nikkor User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 1 review(s) Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by Tord (30 reviews)
    Manual focus, sharpest Nikon 1 lens around, perfect for portraits!
    A little heavier, and costlier, than any other Nikon 1 lens!

    This is an outstanding lens, easily on par with the 85/1.4G, which happens to be the same focal length in 35mm terms!

    For such a small lens, it is quite expensive, but it is the Rolls Royce in the Nikon 1 lens world!

    It is even excellent as a macro lens if you use a screw-in, close-up, lens in front of it, like Canon 250D (52mm version).

    The lens produces excellent images, making me think of the Zeiss 1.8/24 I've got for my NEX-5N.

    It has, amazingly, made my 85/1.8G almost redundant, as it does the job so well, and its build quality is far better, and I really can't fault the 85 as it is.

    The ideal mix for the CX photographer, is the 6.7-13, the 18.5, and the 32, plus for those interested in longer shots, the 30-110. The rest are redundant!

    reviewed November 16th, 2013 (purchased for $1,100)