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Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens
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  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • M/A (autofocus with manual override) mode
  • 7  blades rounded diaphragm opening
  • Metal mount
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens
1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 in silver
1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens construction
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Description by Nikon:

Boost the speed, low-light capabilities and overall performance of your Nikon 1 camera with this advanced lens. Its medium telephoto 32mm focal length (86mm equivalent on Nikon 1's CX format) is ideal for portraits and HD videos, and its ultra-fast f/1.2 maximum aperture delivers brighter images in low light, sharper images of fast-moving subjects and beautifully blurred backgrounds when you want them.

  • A fast, mid-telephoto fixed focal length lens compatible with the CX format offering a focal length of 32mm (picture angle equivalent to that of an 86mm fixed focal length lens in 35mm [135] format), and a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the fastest in the 1 NIKKOR series. Users can enjoy the unique expression possible with superior resolution and smooth, natural blur characteristics.
  • Utilizes Nano Crystal Coat. This effectively reduces the flare and ghost that often occurs with shooting in backlit situations.
  • The first 1 NIKKOR lens to be equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) utilizing the close-range correction system for focus drive for superior rendering with high-resolution, realistic textures, and very little aberration, even with close-up shooting.
  • The first 1 NIKKOR lens equipped with M/A (autofocus with manual override) mode, which enables manual focusing by rotating the focus ring for intuitive fine adjustment of focus while autofocus is operating. This enables smooth recording of movies.
  • Quieter shooting with reduction of AF drive sound.
  • Designed with a fine metal finish for an elegant look and appearance and better hold when mounted on a camera.
  • Available in black or silver for better coordination with camera colors.

A legendary lens in the making.
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.

f/1.2 maximum aperture; the fastest 1 NIKKOR lens ever
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.

Equipped with advanced lens technology
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.

High-end compact, lightweight design
​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.


The lens was known for some time now, it was first announced back in October 2012, but from June it will be available for sale at $899.95 making it the most expensive lens for the 1 system.

press release:

1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 – the fast and portable portrait lens

London, UK, 14 May 2013 Nikon today launches the ultra-fast 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens and brings large-aperture portrait photography to the Nikon 1 system.

With a focal length that’s ideal for portraiture and a compact design, this impressive CX-format lens combines superior image quality with convenience. And, as the first 1 NIKKOR flagship lens to be announced this new lens marks an expanding line-up.

Post date: 14/05/2013 - 22:08


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Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Nikon 1 mount
AF Motor type: 
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Optical characteristics
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Lens construction: 
9 elements in 7 groups (including elements with Nano Crystal coating)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
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Physical characteristics
235.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
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Filter Diameter: 
52 mm
Lens Hood included: 

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