Nikon - 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens ( Black )

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Product Description

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.

photo of the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lensSo 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.

photo of a woman at night, in low light, on a pier

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.

photo of desserts, an iced raspberry tart and iced blueberry tart

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.

AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.


  • Mount Type
    Nikon 1
  • Focal Length
  • Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Aperature
  • Format
  • Maximum Angle of View
  • Lens Elements
  • Lens Groups
  • Optical Conversion Factor
  • Compatible Format(s)
  • Diaphram Blades
    7 (rounded diaphram opening)
  • Aspherical Elements
  • Autofocus
  • Internal Focusing
    No, rear focusing
  • Minimum Focus Distance
  • Filter Size
  • Accepts Filter Type
  • Dimensions
    (Approx.) 2.2x1.41 in. (Diameter x Length)
    56x36 mm (Diameter x Length)
  • Weight
    (Approx.) 2.5 oz. (70g)
  • Supplied Accessories
    • LC-N40.5 Front Lens Cap
    • LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap


Name Nikon - 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens ( Black )
Manufacturer Nikon
UPC 018208033232
Model NI-3323


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