A 35mm-equivalent focal length of around 50mm is ideal for all day-to-day composition.
From casual snapshots to artistic close ups, the super-fast 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 prime lens is an exciting addition to the Nikon 1 system. Taking advantage of the creative possibilities that fast apertures can offer, you can capture a wide range of scenes with stunning image quality, even in low light. Combined with the portability, power and speed of Nikon 1 cameras, this 1 NIKKOR lens truly sets the Nikon 1 system apart.
Superior Shots, Day and Night
With each of the 1 NIKKOR lenses, you'll find exciting new ways to express your creativity and the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens is no exception. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this bright CX-format standard lens is fast and ready for action. Combined with the fast shutter speed of the Nikon 1 at 1/4000 to 1/16000 of a second, low-light and high-speed shooting captures crystal clear shots even when the light is fading. Having a 35mm-equivalent focal length of approximately 50mm this superb lens is ideal for stunning portrait shots and when using the maximum aperture your subject will be in perfect focus with a softly blurred background effect, thanks to the shallow depth of field.
Close focusing down to 0.2m enables macro-style photography.
Delivering consistent edge-to-edge sharpness, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 glass lens comprises 8 elements in 6 groups, in a design including an aspherical lens element. Providing superb optical performance, the aspherical element ensures high-resolution images with superior contrast while the seven rounded blades of the iris diaphragm produce a soft rendering effect for natural backgrounds. With a lens capable of achieving beautiful bokeh while capturing the subject with such clarity, you can create flattering portraits and stunning close-ups to be immensely proud of.
A Closer Look
Opening up more potential for creative photography this sophisticated lens has an enhanced close focusing capability of just 0.2m. Combining this with high speed and superb depth-of-field control you can change the perspective, take macro-style shots, and with the help of the smooth aperture mechanism, create sharp or soft backgrounds easily whether you are shooting stills or a movie.
The wide maximum aperture of f/1.8 enables low-light indoor shooting using just the available light.
Vision and Style
Complementing the small Nikon 1 camera body perfectly, this incredibly light, easy-to-carry lens is available in shiny silver, semi-gloss black, and white. Supplied with a front and rear lens cap, optional accessories like the HB-N104 Lens Hood and the NC 40.5 Neutral Colour Filter are also available.
Whether you are shooting your favourite flowers or capturing dramatic sunsets, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 prime lens from Nikon will inspire your photographic flare and fill you with the joy that comes from owning one of the most sophisticated lenses in the world.
 The actual focal length of 18.5 mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 50mm lens in 35mm  format.
Product Feature Comparison
The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens is just one of a range of great CX-format lenses available for your Nikon 1 camera. Take a look at the table below comparing features with a selection of other fantastic lenses from the collection.