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13-09-2012

Nikon Launches Lightest 1 NIKKOR Lens To Date - 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 For Nikon 1

All-new fixed focal length lens with an ultra-fast maximum aperture of f/1.8

September 13, 2012

Hong Kong - Nikon Corporation launched the brand new 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8 1 NIKKOR lens today, the latest complement for the Nikon 1, an advanced and powerful interchangeable lens digital camera that combines portability with performance.

1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

With the fastest maximum aperture in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, at f/1.8, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8 is a lightweight and portable 18.5-mm (angle of view equivalent to 50 mm in 35-mm [135] format) fixed focal length (prime) lens. The combination of an aspherical lens element with the latest optical design results in extremely sharp rendering, beautiful blur effects and a three-dimensional feel expected of a fixed focal length lens.

The lens' high speed allows it to not only capture sharp, blur-free images indoors under dim lighting conditions without the need to increase ISO sensitivity, it also supports incredibly fast shutter speeds of up to 1/16,000 s; letting users fully utilise the lens' beautiful blur ability even outdoors on bright, sunny days.

Nikon 1 J2

What's more, weighing approximately 70 g, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8 is the lightest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, making it extremely easy to carry around. When used with the compact and lightweight Nikon 1 J1, J2 or V1, the incredible portability of the entire system makes it simple to bring along additional lenses - users can take pictures anywhere and of whatever they like.

 

1 NIKKOR lenses continue to be produced in the tradition of the Nikon F mount, which has a history of more than half a century. Employing the new Nikon 1 mount, 1 NIKKOR lenses are developed for the Nikon 1 cameras. The optical technologies and superior image quality that Nikon continually cultivate, along with the latest cutting-edge technologies adopted for NIKKOR lenses, ensure sharp rendering when snapping still images and recording movies.

The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8 is a single lens perfect for those new to fixed focal length lenses, and users can easily express themselves through the process of switching lenses. It is optimal for creating scenes in which the subject stands out clearly from a beautifully blurred background; whether it is at a party, special event or when the lens is being used to take standard portraits.

The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8 is the sixth lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, following the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 normal zoom lens; the 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 compact telephoto zoom lens; the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 slim, wide-angle, fixed focal length lens; the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens equipped with a power-drive mechanism recommended for movie recording; and the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x normal zoom lens; which were all released last year.

Primary Features - 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8

  • An 18.5-mm (angle of view equivalent to 50 mm in 35-mm [135] format) fixed focal length lens (CX format) with the fastest maximum aperture, f/1.8, in the 1 NIKKOR lineup.
  • Supports extremely fast shutter speeds (up to 1/16,000 s), allowing users to capture images at maximum aperture and create beautiful blur effects, even outdoors under very bright lighting. The fast aperture also opens up the possibility of hand-held shooting and the capture of sharp, blur-free images even indoors under dim lighting conditions without the need to increase ISO sensitivity.
  • Weighing approximately 70 g, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm F/1.8 is the lightest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, making it easy to carry around and capture everyday scenes.
  • Extremely sharp rendering through new optics that utilise an aspherical lens element.
  • An elegant design that features lines and a mirror-like, metal texture finish; available in three very practical colours (black, white and silver).
  • A minimum focus distance of just 0.2 m ensures excellent support for close-up photography.
  • Support for the lightweight HB-N104 lens hood, which helps to reduce ghost and flare (The HB-N104 is sold separately and is only available in black).

 

 

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The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.

September 2012