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Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens

Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens

Product Code: 3242170G


The Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens for full-frame and DX mirrorless cameras lets you capture tack sharp standard shots and close-ups as close as 16cm in 1:4, 1:2, or 1:1 life-size magnification.

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  • Standard 50mm prime lens for any subjects including street photography, portraits and macros
  • Fits full-frame and DX-crop sensor Nikon mirrorless cameras (75mm focal width on crop cameras)
  • Capture awesome macro close-ups at 1:4, 1:2, or 1:1 life-size magnification ratio
  • Focus as close as 0.16m which is just 5.6cm away from your subject for incredible details
  • Beautiful smooth out of focus areas and round bokeh from an f/2.8 rounded 9-blade aperture
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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Summary

Nikon’s versatile Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens offers newcomers to macro a fixed focal length which is also well suited to other subjects including portraits and street photography. Designed for both full-frame and DX-crop sensor Nikon Z cameras the Z MC 50mm f/2.8 delivers compact portability combined with a classic 50 mm focal width that is both fast and sharp, even when the front of the lens is just 5.6cm away from a subject!

Users can make awesome macro shots at a 1:4, 1:2, or 1:1 life-size magnification, which markings on the lens barrel clearly indicate. We all love bokeh and this lens delivers smooth, round bokeh thanks to an f/2.8 rounded 9-blade aperture.

Key features

  • Versatile 50mm focal width for a range of subjects including life-size close-up macros
  • High quality results from 10 lens elements arranged in 7 groups (including 1 ED and 1 aspherical element)
  • Compact and lightweight for all day shooting weighing just 260g.
  • Minimal focus distance of just 0.16m which means subjects can be as close as 5.6cm away
  • Balances perfectly on full frame or DX crop sensor cameras for 75mm equivalent focal width
  • Focus limit switch between 0.16-0.30m
  • Silent control ring let’s you control aperture, ISO, and more

Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens in More Detail

Awesome close-up macro lens

Shoot at 1:4, 1:2, or 1:1 magnification for real life-size macro which is shown on lens barrel markings. The bright f/2.8 aperture lets you work even in low light and in-camera stabilisation helps with sharp shots. Get incredible life-sized details with a minimum focus distance of just 16cm.

Versatile everyday lens

The Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 features a classic 50mm focal width (on full frame) which is ideal for a wide range of subjects including portraits, street photography, travel and general shooting.

Beautiful bokeh

A 9-blade rounded aperture shows lovely out of focus bokeh to help isolate your subject.

Compact and travel-friendly

At a mere 260g and measuring 74.5mm long the Z MC 50mm macro is perfect for bringing anywhere and shooting all day long. 46mm lens filters can be used and a focus limit switch enables the lens to focus quickly and accurately when extremely close to your subject.

See more image samples from this lens, with 100% crops as well as a comparison with the new Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Lens in our blog post Nikon Mirrorless Z Macro Lenses In Depth.

What’s in the box

  • Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Z-Mount
  • LC-46B Lens Cap
  • LF-N1 Lens Cap
  • HN-41 Lens Hood
  • CL-C1 Lens Case

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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Sample images

The sample images included here have all been made on the Nikon Z6 II camera and show how versatile the lens is lens with great macro results.


Macro: 1/500 sec. f/5.6. ISO 100


Macro: 1/640 sec. f/4.5. ISO 100


Food: 1/20 sec. f/3.2. ISO 100


Cityscape: 1/3200 sec. f/2.8. ISO 100

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Our Verdict

Nikon’s range of mirrorless Z-mount lenses is growing steadily and the addition of this Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Lens ensures newcomers to macro have something to get excited about. Not only does this standard prime let you shoot awesome close-up’s in real life-size 1:1, but it’s also one of the most popular focal lengths at a classic 50mm. This means you can capture a huge amount of subjects which fall into general ‘everyday’ shooting and it weighs so little it can come along on the camera or in a bag without any worries about weight.

Nikon included a fast f/2.8 aperture, which means you can still shoot when it’s getting dark and the bokeh is smooth and round from 9-rounded aperture blades. This means subjects can be pin sharp while the background blur is soft and pleasing. Although this is an enthusiast model Nikon included a focus limit switch which keeps the AF snappy when shooting extremely close to your subject. There’s also a control ring to change aperture, ISO, and more which is a useful addition. If you love close-up photography combined with the 50mm focal length this is a great choice for both full-frame and DX crop sensor mirrorless cameras.


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    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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