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Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens - Silver

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  • Bright CX-format medium-telephoto lens: ideal for portraits, with 32 mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 85 mm).
  • Ultra-fast: with an f/1.2 aperture, lenses don’t get much faster. Enjoy clear low-light images and movies, and beautifully smooth bokeh.
  • Nikon 1 optimized optics deliver edge-to-edge sharpness. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat greatly reduces ghosting and flare even in backlit situations.
  • Focus ring: allows for manual control if desired. Lets you control focus while looking into the camera’s viewfinder or monitor.
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM): enables smooth and accurate autofocus, and helps ensure quiet movie recording.


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Portrait (profile head and shoulders) of a young woman blowing bubbles outdoors in natural light..
The highly flexible medium-telephoto focal length is ideal for portrait shots.

Achieving both speed and range in a compact design, the ultra-fast 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens brings large-aperture portrait photography to the Nikon 1 system. This impressive CX-format lens combines superior image quality and convenience, providing serious photographers with a brilliant portable option. So whether you’re shooting portrait, travel, landscape or HD video, Nikon 1 owners will enjoy exploring the creative effects this advanced lens has to offer.

Lenses Don’t Get Much Faster

NIKKOR's 85mm f/1.4 FX-format lens is often praised as the ultimate portrait lens. The same medium-telephoto angle of view is now available for the Nikon 1 CX-format but with an even faster maximum aperture. The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens brings exciting new capabilities to your Nikon 1 system. The 86mm-equivalent focal length[1] is a classic portrait length that allows for tight head and shoulders shots with extreme detail. Capturing the best of people in any situation, the ultra-fast f/1.2 aperture delivers brighter images in low light and with a shallow depth of field, enables super-smooth bokeh so you can single out subjects beautifully. Also with the faster shutter speeds it is possible to freeze the action, enabling crisp, blur-free photos of fast-moving subjects.

Picture of the Yokohama cityscape at night.
With an f/1.2 aperture, lenses don’t get much faster yielding superb low-light performance.

Optical Brilliance

Providing outstanding optical performance, the lens comprises 9 elements in 7 groups and a seven rounded-blade iris diaphragm creates a soft rendering effect to produce high-quality natural backgrounds. Delivering edge-to-edge sharpness, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 offers great precision towards the edges of the frame, particularly when using large apertures. Usually reserved for D-SLR lenses, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 combines exceptional optics with advanced lens technologies. Nikon’s Nano-Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths, and greatly reduces ghosting and flare even in backlit situations.

Switching Focus

Combining ease of use and maximum precision, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens has two focus options. For photographers that like to shoot in Manual Focus mode, this advanced 1 NIKKOR lens is the first to feature a focus ring that lets you control focus while using the camera’s viewfinder or monitor. In addition, Manual-Priority Autofocus (M/A) allows you to switch from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, regardless of the AF mode in use. This gives all the benefits of fast, automatic focusing while still retaining the ability to make fine focus adjustments before taking the shot[2].

Portrait (head) of a young woman, outdoors in natural light..
The rounded seven-blade diaphragm creates a soft rendering effect, producing high-quality bokeh.

Silent Precision

Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet. So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.

Impeccable Design

Designed with active lifestyles in mind, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 is remarkably compact and lightweight and offers a firm and natural hold while shooting. A high-quality metallic exterior, available in high-gloss silver and semi-gloss black, perfectly complements the Nikon 1 camera design. The lens is supplied with a front and rear lens cap and the HB-N107 bayonet lens hood, which helps reduce stray light and minimise flare for images resulting in better contrast and colour saturation. Optional accessories include the CL-N101 soft lens case.

Nikon’s dedication to developing lenses that make the most of the Nikon 1 system, has reached a peak in the superior high-performance of the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2. Whether you’re indoors at a dinner party, or outside making the most of natural light, this lens allows you to capture striking images you can be proud of.

[1] The actual focal length of 32mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of an 86mm lens in 35mm [135] format.
[2] Manual focus is available only if supported in the current shooting mode; see the camera manual for details. Some cameras may require a firmware update before the focus ring can be used.

Product Feature Comparison

The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 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.

Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f4-5.6 LensNikon 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f3.5-5.6 LensNikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f1.2 LensNikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f1.8 LensNikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f3.5-5.6 LensNikon 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f3.8-5.6 Lens
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Lens Groups/Elements12/197/117/96/86/812/18
Angle of View77° to 9°10'100° to 63°28°46° 40'72° to 32°20'29°40' to 8°20’
Approximate 35mm-equivalent focal length27-270mm18-35mm86mm50mm30-74mm81-297 mm
No. of Diaphragm Leaves777777
Minimum f-stopf/16f/16f/16f/16f/16f/16
Minimum focus distance0.35m - 1.0m0.25m0.45m0.2m0.3m1.0m
Weight (approx.)298g125g235g70g83g180g
Diameter (approx.)60.5mm56.5mm65.5mm56mm57.5mm60mm
Length (approx. from lens mount)70.5mm (retracted)46mm (retracted)47mm36mm31mm (retracted)61mm (retracted)
Filter Attachment Diameter55mm52mm52mm40.5mm40.5mm40.5mm
Front/Rear Lens Caps includedLC-N55 / LF-N1000LC-N52 / LF-N1000LC-N52 / LF-N1000LC-N40.5 / LF-N1000LC-N40.5 / LF-N1000LC-N40.5 / LF-N1000
Lens Hood included-HB-N105HB-N107--HB-N103
Lens Hood optionalHB-N106--HB-N104HN-N102-
Optional Accessories--CL-N101 Soft Lens CaseN1-CL1 MC Close-Up Lens
NC 40.5 Neutral Colour Filter
N1-CL1 MC Close-Up Lens
NC 40.5 Neutral Colour Filter
N1-CL1 MC Close-Up Lens
CL-N101 Soft Lens Case

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NIKON Objectif 32mm f/1,2 Silver pour NIKON1


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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best lens for Nikon 1, hands down. 29 July 2013
By Steve Huff - Published on Amazon.com
Colour Name:Silver|Verified Purchase
I just posted a huge review of this lens at my website. I have tested all lenses for the Nikon 1 system, and have been a fan of this system since day 1 when others would trash it. I own and shoot Leica and a Sony RX1R but this Nikon V1 and 32 1.2 get the most use. This lens takes the 1 system to another level that has not been available before this lens or the new 18.5 1.8. If you are unsure about the cost of this lens, that is normal, as I was skeptical as well before trying it. I rented it to review it and after my review I came to Amazon and bought my own copy. At 1.2 the lens is bitingly sharp. Due to the Nano Coatings, flare is taken care of, as in, there is no flare issues that I have encountered and I have not been using the hood. (it comes with a hood).

The color this lens puts out is sublime and contrast is perfect. The lens will give you the Bokeh of a 32 1.2 lens with the field of view of an 86mm lens. Great for portraits and it also allows you to shoot pretty close. The good thing about Nikon 1 is the AF speed and this lens is no exception. I have been able to AF even in dark locations. If you shoot a Nikon 1 camera (I own two V1's) and you want a fast lens to give you shallow depth of field with plenty of sharpness and quiet smooth AF, then look no further.

Is it worth the cost? YES. The full frame Nikon 85 1.4 is double the cost but performs the same in regards to sharpness, color, and build. Depth of field will of course be different on a 1 system camera but you get plenty of "Bokeh" with this lens. It is a beautiful lens, and if the 1 systen stays around for the long haul then this will become a classic. To those wondering if the cost will come down in a year, it will not. None of the Nkon 1 lenses have come down except the one that was discontinued, and this lens will not be one of those :)

It has pro build, pro feel, smooth manual focus with magnify assist that automatically starts up with a twist of the focus ring, Silent Wave Motor, crystal Nano coating, a super fast 1.2 aperture and it is SHARP even at 1.2. It is also small and compact but short and squat. Perfect for a 1 body. This is for those that want a quality fast prime for their Nikon V1, V2 or J series camera and it will not disappoint.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Excellent addition to the Nikon 1 lens line up! 22 Jun 2013
By Robert A. Obrizok - Published on Amazon.com
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I just received this lens yesterday and in the very limited time that I used it, I have to say that it is an incredible lens for its compact size and weight. Its Bokeh is outstanding. Yes, it is a high dollar lens for this camera, but well worth it for the intermediate photographer.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Lens but Price is Hard to Swallow for Most People 16 Mar 2014
By Shawn C. - Published on Amazon.com
Colour Name:Black
I would give a rating of 5 stars if not for the price. I would recommend this lens to everyone again if not for the price. If money is no objection, get it. Still, for the price, there are too many alternative options available.

First of all, I love Nikon 1 system cameras. It's the Nikon 1 V1 that won me over from DSLR to go mirrorless. I tried all the lenses other than the 6.7-13mm since I am not a wide angle shooter. I mostly shoot people. Therefore, this 85mm equivalent lens is the perfect lens for me. Let me start with the positives.

It's f/1.2 aperture lens with light gathering ability of f/1.2. (I am not talking about the DOF compared to full frame here but only the light gathering ability.) It is able to shoot with plenty of nice bokeh considering the focal length and fast aperture. It's actually better since 85mm full frame at f/1.2 gives to too shallow DOF for practical use which makes it very hard to actually use it at f/1.2. You can use this lens at f/1.2 without worrying too much about the shallow DOF for portraits. So low light shooting at f/1.2 is very useful. You can even use it wide open in the bright light as well without ND filters since Nikon 1 has very fast maximum shutter speed of 16000 compared to most mirrorless cameras which only goes up to 4000. (One more reason to love Nikon 1) So DOF and bokeh is great. It's also sharp wide open at f/1.2 which is very good. It focuses very fast as with most of Nikon 1 lenses. (Many reviews say that it is fastest perhaps.) It's the ONLY Nikon 1 lens with a manual focus ring. (Well, I wonder if it didn't have one, perhaps it would have been cheaper. In that case, I wish it didn't have one as I never used it. I got Nikon 1 for fast AF.) It has solid build quality. (Again, great but if it could have put the cost down, I don't mind having little less build quality since it's not like it's weather sealed or anything like that.) It has Nano coating and high quality glass elements which help with better image quality and flare. It has good contrast and color. IT IS THE BEST NIKON 1 Lens available.

With all these excellent qualities, I stretched myself to get this lens, but I resold it after a short use. Here is why.
Outdoors in good light, it's an excellent performer. In low light, it's a decent performer. (Better than any other Nikon 1 lens but...) I used this lens in a gym with stationary subjects at a event. I had good results and I would have had no problems with the lens if I wasn't using Sony Nex 50mm f/1.8 as well at the time. I compared the results and Sony Nex with 50mm f/1.8 OSS had cleaner results with less noise or grain. (Sony Nex 50mm f/1.8 OSS is only $300 NEW and used can be had for around $220-250). It's not only the glass, but the sensor regarding low light images. This was the dilemma... If the lens was $300 or even $400, I would not have problems with the results, but the lens is $800 plus. I had unrealistic expectations. Beautiful lens, but is it worth $800? I thought f/1.2 aperture would surely close the gap between the smaller sensor and the large sensor cameras. Again, my expectations were unrealistic because of the price tag. I expected and demanded miracles from this lens. So I was a bit disappointed. I can get Sony Nex F3 with kit lens and 50mm f/1.8 OSS for less than $600. I can even get now Olympus PM2 with kit lens and 45mm f/1.8 for around $650. These options are still cheaper than 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2 lens. Also, both the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS and Olympus 45mm f/1.8 have image stabilizer which help in the low light. (Sony on the lens and Olympus on the camera) I ended up selling Nikon 32mm f/1.8, and now I have Olympus PM2 and 45mm f/1.8 as my "portrait" lens. I still saved money.

My favorite mirrorless system is still Nikon 1. My favorite lens is the 18.5mm f/1.8. It's perhaps best bang for you money lens with most useful focal length. It practically stays on my camera 95% of times. I wish Nikon would make 32mm f/1.8 lens for the rest of the "consumers". Pro grade lens for Nikon 1 is great and all, but most people who bought Nikon J1 or S1 will never buy a $800 lens. Nikon should make a consumer grade 32mm f/1.8 for similar price as the 18.5mm f/1.8 as it is such a useful focal length for those who wants to shoot portraits. In the mean time, I will have two cameras in my bag. (They are so light anyways...)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes the photos almost pop out the screen 16 Sep 2013
By Eaglehawk71 - Published on Amazon.com
Colour Name:Silver|Verified Purchase
Yes it's high priced but if you value the end product - then you will see for yourself. It's unreal - it made my sisters wedding so memorable - I just thank Amazon and the vendor for making this product available via online.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing performer in low light 27 July 2013
By Macbook toter - Published on Amazon.com
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Mounted on a Nikon 1 V1, this lens makes indoor, available-light shooting a breeze. Informal portraits look professional, with great bokeh and shutter speeds that allow hand-held use in room light. Sharpness must be seen to be believed. The manual-focus ring causes immediate override of the auto system without needing to change camera settings. It works as a prime lens as long as the short-telephoto field of view is acceptable for the situation. Clearly (pun intended) superior to the kit lenses with smaller maximum apertures.
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