Affordable Nikon Prime Lenses for Mirrorless

  By Ryley Smith

 

Are you still shooting with a kit lens on your Nikon Mirrorless Camera? Nikon’s “Nifty 50” and “Wide 35” are two affordable go-to Prime lenses for good reason! The Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8S and Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8S are compact lenses, made for versatility and life on the go! Whether you’re taking candid family shots, street photography, portraits, or macro photography, either of these lenses will elevate the Nikon Z system!

The Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8S or “Nifty Fifty” is outstandingly sharp. The f/1.8 aperture, provides beautiful bokeh and out of focus backgrounds, even at shorter distances. It’s powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor, for fast focusing that is silent and accurate. This is perfect for portrait-style shooting, or public settings when you want to be discrete. It is also compact and lightweight, making it ideally balanced on a Z camera. 

  • Powerful stepping motor for quiet, accurate AF
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 40cm
  • Common filter size: 62mm
  • Compact and lightweight: 415g

The wide prime Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8S is a versatile lens! Wide enough to nail the view, while being shallow enough to draw out subjects. Ideal for landscapes, street photography, weddings, environmental portraits and more. It has epic definition and resolution even at its f/1.8 maximum aperture. Drawing from a Z camera’s outstanding low light capabilities, the Nikkor Z 35mm f1.8S produces impressive low-light images. It is also well sealed against dust and moisture while maintaining its compact and lightweight design. 

  • Sharp images even to the extreme corners
  • Extremely effective at rendering point-sources of light during night landscapes
  • Minimum Aperture: f16
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 26cm
  • Common filter size: 62mm
  • Compact and lightweight: 370g

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Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.