On Nikon’s site: Full Specifications
Up close & personal: Get as close as 0.16m to highlight the smallest details. Exciting new possibilities open at this distance—frame-filling views that reveal hidden textures, shapes and details, all in a natural-feeling 50mm perspective.
Optimal optics: NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8’s AF system is optimized for close distances—fast, accurate and virtually silent with suppressed hunting and breathing. Manual adjustments are silky smooth and precise. Flip the Focus Limiter switch and get even more speed and accuracy across a smaller distance range.
Large as life: The key to transporting your viewer to smaller worlds is 1x lifesize magnification. This 1:1 reproduction ratio creates an effect unique to macro lenses. Use it to draw attention, add drama or accurately reproduce small objects and documents.
The beauty of bokeh: Wide open at f/2.8, The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 creates a beautiful soft background blur or bokeh. Create images with dramatic selective focus, background/foreground separation for drawing in your viewer’s attention.
More than macro: The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is also an outstanding everyday and portrait lens. The combination of its shallow depth of field and 1x lifesize magnification creates a unique, almost three-dimensional, effect in your stills and videos. And its compact, rugged design make it a multipurpose workhorse.
Mini to the max: Nikon’s unique front-focusing design minimizes the size and weight of the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8. This is a wonderful compact, comfortable prime you’ll want to leave on your camera.
Real-world ready: Getting close to your subject means sometimes accidentally coming in contact with it. When this happens, the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8’s nonstick Fluorine coating prevents fingerprints, smudges and grime on the front surface. It’s also weather sealed against dust, dirt and moisture, so you can confidently take it anywhere.
The mount that makes the difference: Nikon uses the largest lens mount of any full-frame mirrorless system. It may seem like a small difference, but it’s impact is huge. More light capture. Sharper details. Better colors. Less distortion. Lighter lenses.
Stop stopping down: The sweet spot of traditional lenses are often a stop or two from wide open. Not NIKKOR Z lenses. They’re just as sharp wide open as they are stopped down.
Edge-to-edge sharpness: NIKKOR Z lenses are as sharp at their edges as they are at their centers. Vignetting and light falloff seen in traditional lenses are virtually nonexistent.
Minimal distortion: NIKKOR Z lenses have conquered many traditional imperfections. The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 uses both Aspherical and Extra-low Dispersion glass elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration usually seen in macro close-up shooting.