A fast, compact portrait lens for the Nikon One compact system range
With a 50mm equivalent focal length when used on the CX format Nikon One series cameras, this 18.5mm f1.8 lens is an excellent option for shooting portraits, still-life images, everyday snapshots and landscapes. In line with Nikon One series products, this lens manages to perform all of this uses while remaining incredibly small at under 1 and a half inches long at a lightweight of 70 grams.
Beautiful bokeh and sharp images in low light conditions
The fast maximum aperture rating of this Nikon lens is responsible for two very desirable traits; the ability to produce sharp images in available light and the production of background blur (bokeh). When the sun goes down, or when we are indoors, it is often hard to produce sharp images and consequently many photographs are ruined by blur. The Nikon 18.5mm does not suffer that fate, due to the large f1.8 aperture letting in more light and allowing you to shoot with a faster shutter speed, which equates to no more camera shake.
When photographers are wanting to take the next step and produce images of a more classy appearance, they often point out portraits with sharp foregrounds and dreamy, blurred backgrounds as a major source of inspiration. This lens makes the production of those types of pictures very easy and as a result of the rounded diaphragm, the out-off-focus areas are of a beautiful and natural appearance.
Excellent image quality, from near to far
Versatile enough for a wide range of uses, the Nikon 18.5mm f1.8 lens provides sharp and detailed images from close range to infinity. Ideal for close-ups of flowers and similar subjects, and also excellent at creating tightly-cropped portraits, this lens has an excellent closest focus range of just 0.7 feet. Thanks to its tiny size you will not intimidate your models as you get right in close to capture every small detail.