Shoot in the dimmest lighting conditions without a flash or softly blur the backgrounds of your photos and videos with the first f/1.8 lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup. Create photos and videos that mimic what you see with your eyes-both in perspective and brightness. From casual snapshots to creative close-ups, every image will be true to your memory of the moment.
Greater capabilities, new inspiration.
So many spectacular views appear when the light is fading-dramatic sunsets, the final inning of play, an evening stroll in the city or a warm moment around a campfire. The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lets you capture those low-light moments exactly as you see them. Its ultra-wide f/1.8 aperture delivers remarkably bright photos and videos with beautifully blurred backgrounds (what the pros call bokeh) and its 18.5mm fixed focal length (equivalent to a 50mm lens in 35mm format) mimics what we see with our eyes. From casual snapshots to creative close-ups, every image will be true to your memory of the moment.
Master low light and depth of field - The fastest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup
The speed of a lens describes its maximum aperture-the larger the aperture, the more light it lets in and, therefore, the faster the lens. At f/1.8, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 is the fastest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup. This speed opens up new opportunities for low-light and high-speed shooting so you can capture brilliant shots while the light is waning. But that's not all. When shooting at f/1.8, your photos and videos have extremely shallow depth of field-your subject will be in perfect focus, but its background will be softly blurred. Use that effect to create flattering portraits, to draw attention to a particular area in your shots and much more.
Take a closer look - Focus as close as 8.4-inches from your subject
Combine 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8's speed and depth of field control with an enhanced close focusing capability (just 8.4-inches), and you can get more creative than ever. Change your perspective-get close to a flower blossom for a stunning macro-style shot. Set your aperture to f/1.8, then bring the flower petals into crystal-clear focus while the surroundings fade into a soft, beautifully blurred texture. The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 gives you creative freedom from any distance.
Expand your creativity Build a versatile lens system
1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 is the sixth lens in our growing 1 NIKKOR lineup and an excellent addition to every photographers bag. As a second lens, it gives you enhanced low-light, a fast f/1.8 aperture and close-up shooting capabilities. Pair it with the 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm, and cover a broad focal length range: from standard to telephoto. With each new lens you add to your bag, you'll find exciting new ways to express your creativity.
Mount Type - Nikon 1
Focal Length - 18.5mm
Maximum Aperture - f/1.8
Minimum Aperature - f/16
Format - CX
Maximum Angle of View - 46?40''
Lens Elements - 8
Lens Groups - 6
Optical Conversion Factor - 2.7x
Compatible Format(s) - CX
Diaphram Blades - 7 (rounded diaphram opening)
Aspherical Elements - 1
Autofocus - Yes
Internal Focusing - No, rear focusing
Minimum Focus Distance - .7ft.(.2m)
Filter Size - 40.5mm
Accepts Filter Type - Screw-on
Dimensions - (Approx.) 2.2x1.41 in. (Diameter x Length)
56x36 mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight - (Approx.) 2.5 oz. (70g)