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Nikon 18.5mm f/1.8 1 Nikkor
Light-gathering "normal" lens for Nikon 1 Series cameras (Black)
Item # 05418MMN1 | MFR # 3323
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Our take on the Nikon 18.5mm f/1.8 1 Nikkor by Crutchfield's Woody Sherman
One of the things every experienced photographer knows: Unless you have full control of the lighting situation, you'll want more light way more often than you'll want less of it. A lens that delivers plenty of photons to your image sensor is a good thing to have. This very bright, 50mm-equivalent "normal" focal length lens is designed to get you great results and creamy defocused backgrounds in situations where using a flash will disrupt the flow of events. The first time you see the mood and atmosphere that comes from shooting in natural, subdued light with a lens like this, you'll know you want to use it more.
Purchased this lens for my Nikon J1, and it really put the kit lens to shame. Pictures turned out very crisp with the perfect background blur.
Kim, Bellevue, WA
What's in the Box:
- 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 lens (Black)
- LC-N40.5 Front lens cap (Black)
- LF-N1000 Rear lens cap
- User's Manual
- Warranty Card
- 18.5mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens with 35mm equivalent of 50mm
- compatible with Nikon 1 Series digital cameras
- exceptional low-light performance
- minimum focus distance: 8.4"
- minimum aperture: f/16
- seven rounded-diaphragm aperture blades for smooth background defocusing
- filter/attachment size: 40.5mm
- lens is 2-1/4" in diameter and 1-5/8" long
- weight: 2.5 oz.
- warranty: 5 years with registration
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- front and rear lens caps
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Features and Specs
|Parts Warranty||5 Yrs with registration|
|Labor Warranty||5 Yrs with registration|
Overview: The Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 lens is the fastest lens in the 1 Nikkor lineup, and is optimized for general photography, such as portraits, group shots, and landscapes, as well as HD videos. It is exclusively for Nikon 1 interchangeable lens format digital cameras, such as the J2, J1, V2, and V1. The angle of view is equivalent to a 35mm format lens with a focal length of 50mm. It comes with the LC-N40.5 snap-on 40.5mm front lens cap, and the LF-N1000 rear lens cap.
Optics: The 1 Nikkor 18.5mm lens is considered a rear focusing lens. The lens utilizes 1 Aspherical (AS) element to correct or eliminate certain types of lens aberrations.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a rounded 7-blade diaphragm to provide softly blurred backgrounds for portraits.
- Type of Lens: Normal
- Type of Mount: Nikon 1 mount
- Focal Length: 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 50mm)
- Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
- Closest Focus Distance: 8.4"
- Focusing Method: Auto focus or manually via focus ring
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Lens Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups, including 1 aspherical lens element
- Angle of View: 46° 40"
- Dimensions: Diameter=2.205", Length=1.619" (2.04" w/caps)
- Weight: approximately 2.5 ounces
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
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