The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens, designed for the Nikon 1 system, is the fastest CX-format lens to date.

Nikon has announced its fastest ever lens for the Nikon 1 system – the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8. Designed with active lifestyles in mind, the wide f/1.8 opening makes it an attractive proposition for Nikon 1 users that like to shoot low-light scenes and portraiture.

The 18.5mm fixed focal length is equivalent to approximately 50mm in 35mm terms and the f/1.8 aperture will allow Nikon 1 users to single out subjects from their surroundings and create attractive out-of-focus backgrounds.

Simon Iddon, Product Manager for Nikon 1 Compact System Cameras in the UK says: “The small size of the Nikon 1 system makes it a perfect solution for photographers looking for portability, power and speed without compromising on quality. Such factors have contributed to making the Nikon 1 the biggest selling system in its category in Europe.”

With a construction that includes an aspherical lens element to ensure impressive levels of resolution and sharpness, the small nature of the lens has been designed to compliment the size of Nikon 1 camera bodies such as the Nikon J1 and Nikon V1.

Available in silver as well as semi-gloss black and also white, optional accessories for the lens include the CL-N101 lens soft case and HB-N104 bayonet lens hood.

Available to purchase from the 1st November, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens will cost £179.