The 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S manual focus is a unique lens amongst all Nikkor lenses. This is the fastest lens Nikon produces today, but for how long? Because of its peculiar characteristics (spherical aberration, coma, focus shift), this 50mm has to be fully understood in order to be fully appreciated. That’s why it’s not a lens for everyone. We have to know exactly why we want to shoot with this prime and to be prepared to spend time to tame and master this lens. Then, it can be really rewarding.
Its sharpness in the center from f/2 to f/4 beats newer lenses and its special behavior at f/1.2 and f/1.4 gives it a unique signature. This 50mm is a wonderful tool for achieving artistic work and to unleash creativity in our passion for photography. It took me several months and I read many reviews before I made my mind and decided to buy it, but since I have it, this lens has not disappointed me. Quite the contrary, its versatility serves incredibly well my purpose of improving my photography skills and to shoot better images. I hope you will share my enthusiasm for this little beauty!
Where to Buy
B&H Photo Video sells the Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S with US warranty for $699, brand new.
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