NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8

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​Bright f/2.8 standard Micro lens

Striking close-ups. Gorgeous portraits. Brilliant street shots. This compact and lightweight Z series 50 mm full-frame Micro lens brings out the beauty in even the most ordinary subjects. You can shoot true macro images where small subjects and details are captured at a 1:1 life-size ratio, or you can use it for everyday photography.


There’s so much more to see

The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens captures super-sharp shots, even with the front of the lens just centimetres away from your subject. Use it for life-size (1:1) macro photography and marvel at the details you reveal. Or take advantage of the classic 50 mm focal length and natural perspective to shoot anything from portraits to street scenes.


Follow your curiosity

Step back to get more of the view. Move closer to bring out the details—of anything that catches your eye. Superior optics and the f/2.8 rounded 9-blade aperture will put your subject in focus against a smoothly blurred background.


Tack-sharp up close

Patterns and textures. Shapes, forms, and colours. With a minimum focus distance of just 0.16 m, you can achieve sharp focus even when the front of this macro lens is just about 5 cm away from your subject! In-camera VR keeps shots steady.


A fresh perspective

The compact build makes this a perfect walkaround lens, while its light weight comes in handy for taking shots from above. From enticing food photography to top shots of flowers and cobblestone streets, there’s no muscle ache here.

Precise, easy control

Whether outside exploring or at home in your kitchen, this lens makes it easy to delve into macro photography or shoot everyday movie clips. You can control aperture, ISO, and more via the silent control ring, and instantly switch between manual and autofocus via the lens. Near-silent focusing won’t startle any insects or small animals.


Truly versatile

From life-size macro shots to more distant views, the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 lets you capture brilliant results in diverse situations. Compact and lightweight, it balances beautifully on both Z series full-frame and DX-format cameras.


50 mm full frame

When used on a Z series full-frame mirrorless camera, this lens offers a classic 50 mm angle of view. Great for everything, from landscapes to close-ups of food.


75 mm in DX crop

When used on a Z series DX mirrorless camera, this lens offers a 75 mm angle of view. Great for portraits or tighter crops of small subjects when shooting macro.



For great macro shots with ease, markings on the lens barrel clearly indicate whether you’re shooting at a 1:1.4, 1:2, or 1:1 (life-size) magnification ratio.



Shooting tiny wonders? Setting the AF focus limit switch to the close-up position lets the lens focus more quickly on subjects within a 0.16–0.30 m range.



Technical Specifications

TypeNikon Z mount
FormatFX/35 mm
Focal length50 mm
Maximum aperturef/2.8
Minimum aperturef/22
Lens construction10 elements in 7 groups (including 1 ED element, 1 aspherical element, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of viewFX format: 47°, DX format: 31° 30'
Focusing systemFront focusing system
Additional information

Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.

Material code
NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 - JMA603DA