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 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.
With an f/1.2 aperture, lenses don’t get much faster yielding superb low-light performance.
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.
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.
The rounded seven-blade diaphragm creates a soft rendering effect, producing high-quality bokeh.
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.
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.
 The actual focal length of 32mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of an 86mm lens in 35mm  format.
 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.