Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8

Last Updated (08 December’12):

Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 offers focal length of 18.5 mm with maximum aperture f/1.8 which makes it great choice for low-light photography, and when shot wide open, is capable of exceptionally shallow depth of field. It construction consists of 8 elements in 6 groups with angle of view up to 46.4 degrees, minimum focus distance up to 8.4″ (21.34 cm), and 7 diaphragm blades, including 40.5 mm of filter size. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) Approx. 2.2 x 1.41″ (5.59 x 3.58 cm) and weight 2.5 oz (71 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 User Reviews

the best lens yet
“in bright light or even in a room with an overhead light it locks on pretty fast I had a couple images to upload to give an example of the bokeh achieved with this lens…is it the best…probably not but it does damn well…buy this . You won’t regret it…great for portraits and isolating subjects” – By Kenneth J. Hudak
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great low light pictures and good bokeh
“When taking a picture of my kids using auto scene selector mode inside the house under the same overhead lighting conditions and the same shutter speed (1/50), I went from ISO3200 with the 10mm pancake lens (f/2.8) to ISO800 with this lens (f/1.8). This makes for a much sharper picture, especially when you want to crop and enlarge certain parts of the photo! The background blurring is also very cool and really makes your subject pop out of the photo.” – By Jakedos
Rating: ★★★★★

THE must have lens for snapshots on this camera
“The 18.5mm is equivalent to a 50mm on a 35mm camera and is a well loved focal range by many, especially for street photography. It just feels right, not to far away, but not too close. This range is about the same as your own vision, so it frames most “snapshot” situations great and focuses quickly. You have a lot of flexibility in both aperture and shutter speed in average inside light conditions.” – By Billy M. Brackeen
Rating: ★★★★★

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Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Features

With an ultra-fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, the Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 delivers remarkably bright photos and videos with beautifully blurred backgrounds (bokeh) that great for low-light and high-speed shooting. While with 18.5mm fixed focal length (equivalent to a 50mm lens in 35mm format), the lens enables you to capture photos and videos that mimic what you see with your eyes-both in perspective and brightness.


In addition, the lens also combine the speed and depth of field control with an enhanced close focusing capability (just 8.4-inch) allowing you to create beautiful macro photography. This ability bring you closer into a flower blossom for a stunning macro-style shot, especially when you set the aperture to f/1.8 that bring the flower petals into crystal-clear focus while the surroundings fade into a soft, beautifully blurred texture.



+ For Nikon 1 CX Format Mirrorless Camera

+ Provides a Normal Angle of View

+ Equivalent to 50mm in 35mm Format

+ Ultra-Fast Maximum Aperture

+ Excellent Low-light Capability

+ Shallow Depth of Field

+ Minimum Focus Distance is 8.4″

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