The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S and the Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S is the longer of the two lenses at 150mm. The Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S with a length of 87mm is 63mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S also has a larger diameter of 90mm compared to Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S's 61mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S and Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S weighs 415g, 61% (675g) lighter than the Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S's weight of 1090g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Prime Lenses in Nikon Z Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Nikon Z Mount for Size Comparison
Both Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S and Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S has the same Nikon Z lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon Z lenses are Nikon Z30, Nikon Z9 and Nikon Z fc.