Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Announced Price, Specs

Nikon has announced the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 portrait lens for Nikon 1 system mirrorless cameras. The Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 is an ultra-fast short telephoto lens which provides the angle of view and depth of field control of an 86mmm F3.2 lens for a full-frame system,

The 85mm equivalent lens is ideal for portrait and sports.  The lens, whose development was announced in October 2012, is also the first to use a silent wave motor for focus and to incorporate the company’s “nano crystal coat”.

A seven blade rounded diaphragm promises a pleasing bokeh, and has construction of 9 elements in 7 groups. 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 is the fastest 1 NIKKOR lens yet.



Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Price and Availablity

1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 mirrorless lens for Nikon 1 system cameras priced at $899 and available for pre-order from Amazon below.  The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 starts shipping on June 13, 2013.

1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 pre-order options: black | silver

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Features and Specifications

Focal length
32 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
9 elements in 7 groups (including elements with Nano Crystal coating)
Angle of view
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m/1.48 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.08x (approx. 0.22x with 35mm [135] format)
Approx. 235 g/8.3 oz
Diameter x length (distance from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
Approx. 65.5 x 47 mm
Filter-attachment size
52 mm *1
Lens cap
Lens hood
HB-N107 (supplied) *2
Lens case
CL-N101 (optional)

Key features:

  • The fastest 1 NIKKOR lens. Featuring a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 is perfect for portraits and low-light shooting.
  • 32mm focal length (86.4 mm equivalent in 35mm format) allows for versatility to capture images in multiple situations, from beautiful portraits to everyday shooting.
  • Features technologies employed with 1 NIKKOR for the first time: Nano-Crystal Coat, Silent Wave Motor, and a manual focus ting.
  • Nano-Crystal coat reduces ghosting and flare, even in bright sunlight.
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) reduces noise of AF during shooting and movie recording.
  • Manual focus ring allows for full focus control, especially while looking through a viewfinder.
  • High quality, metallic exterior for attractive styling.
  • Compact and lightweight, maintains the perfect balance with the rest of the Nikon 1 system of bodies and lenses.

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Press release:

Nikon Announces The Fastest 1 NIKKOR Lens Yet: The New 32mm f/1.2

The Newest Addition to the Nikon 1 System, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens, Offers Superior Resolution and Incredible Depth of Field to Nikon 1 Shooters

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the newest addition to the acclaimed Nikon 1 system, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens, a fast medium-telephoto offering for photographers who appreciate the speed and portability of the Nikon 1 System. With a fixed focal length of 32mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the new 32mm lens is the fastest in the ever expanding 1 NIKKOR lens lineup. An ideal lens for portraiture, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens is capable of rendering breathtaking images that capture every detail.

The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens (86mm equivalent in 35mm format) enables brilliant sharpness and is able to resolve intricate details in portraits such as hair, eyes and eyelashes, while also allowing for strategically precise image blur and bokeh. From flattering portraits to still-life art, this fast lens gives users the ability to emphasize a primary subject combined with a skillfully blurred background for a dramatic yet natural separation, and shoot with confidence in challenging light.

Additionally, core NIKKOR lens technologies have been carried over into the 1 NIKKOR series, as the 32mm f/1.2 is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to be equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), a manual focus ring and a Nano Crystal Coat — all traditional staples of the NIKKOR line. Utilizing the Close-Range Correction System, the lens is able to provide high-resolution, realistic textures and minimized aberration, even during close-up shooting. The M/A (autofocus with manual override) mode lets the user to manually focus during autofocus operation for intuitive and fine adjustments while shooting. Additionally, the lens sports an elegant and portable design while Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces instances of ghost and flare for optimal image quality.

With the addition of the new 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens, the 1 NIKKOR lens lineup now offers nine total lenses for photographers seeking the ideal harmony of performance and portability.

Nikon will continue to expand the 1 NIKKOR lineup with lenses that make the most of the capabilities and performance offered by Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, while consistently offering new ways for users to express their creative vision.

Price and Availability
The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens will be available in Black and Silver for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95* in June 2013. For more information on the Nikon 1 system and other 1 NIKKOR lenses as well as other Nikon products, please visit