Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Specifications

Thom's Commentary: I'm not a fan of 50mm macro, as the working distance is too constrained. Nevertheless, this is a solid lens that can go closer when you need it to. It's modest size also makes it work as a telephoto lens on the DX cameras, too. The more I use it, the more I like it, which is a good sign with a lens. While I don't give it a specific recommendation, that's mostly because of the focal length for macro, not because of the optics. Read Thom's review of the 50mm f/2.8 MC lens

  • Coverage: full frame (FX)
  • Build: Consumer line
  • Optic design:
    • 10 elements in 7 groups
    • 1 aspherical, 1 ED elements
    • Flourine coating
  • Field of view: 47° diagonal (FX)
  • Stabilization: none (can use sensor-VR)
  • Aperture:
    • f/2.8 to f/22
    • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Focus:
    • autofocus, internal focus 
    • stepping motor
    • 6" (0.16m) minimum focus
    • 1:1 maximum magnification ratio
    • A/M switch
  • Filter: 46mm front filter ring (also has 62mm filter ring, but not for filters due to lens focus extension)
  • Lens hood: supplied HN-41
  • Size and Weight:
    • 3" (74.5mm) long
    • 2.6" (66mm) diameter
    • 9.2 ounces (260g)
  • Other: Range limiter switch, supports ES-2 accessory
  • Model number: 20103
  • Price: US$650
  • Announced: June 3, 2021

Thom's Review of the 50mm f/2.8 MC lens

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