Excerpt: This is one of the lens that every Nikon 1 shooter should have in their bag. This lens is the shrunk down version of Nikon's 85mm 1.4. The good: Sharp with enough resolution to show off your 18mp Nikon 1 sensor in all its glory.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This is the only f/1.2 auto focus lens in Nikon's entire inventory. This lens has a 35mm format equivalent of 86.4mm and works wonders as a portrait lens. This lens has resolution that compares to Nikons best FX lenses.
Excerpt: While the crop factor on the 1" sensor increase depth of field compared to similar effective focal lengths on larger sensors, this lens provides great shallow depth of field. I like having the longer reach for portraits since I don't like being in the face of subjects, especially unsuspecting ones.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: This has got to be the best lens in the Nikon 1 lineup. Not only is it fast, but the quality is very good. Bokeh is fantastic for headshots. I know I will be using this for headshots and close portraits so it's perfect. This definitely does the job for me and a very exciting lens to use.
Excerpt: This is a pro level lens for the 1 series. Built better than most of Nikon's full frame AFS lenses with solid metal body and super smooth manual focus ring. This is the best lens in the Nikon 1 mount. Super sharp, fast focus, nice bokeh
Great Lens but Price is Hard to Swallow for Most People
Shawn C., Amazon
15 March 2014
Summary: I would give a rating of 5 stars if not for the price. I would recommend this lens to everyone again if not for the price. If money is no objection, get it. Still, for the price, there are too many alternative options available. First of all, I love Nikon 1 system cameras.
Summary: I have owned several of the classic 84 portrait lenses over the years: The Nikon 84 1.4 G, the Canon 84 1.2 L. I purchased the Nikon 1 32 1.2 for my Nikon J3 in December. I had rather low expectations for the lens to be honest, but it truly does deserve a place among the finest portrait lenses.
Summary: If you are an experienced photographer - you know what quality glass can do to a photo. For those of you who are jumping up from a Point & Shoot and see this lens as really expensive. It is, but it is worth it. My wife could see the results immediately, even on the little built in screen.