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Fastest normal manually-focusing Nikkor lens.

Takes popular 52mm filters.

Provides bright viewing, even under dim light conditions.

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NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 4.9 5 15 15
Great lens this is the sharpest and best 50mm lens you can get. focus is fast and smooth. Sharper at f2 than other 50mm lenses are at f3.5. sweet bokeh. A must for serious prime shooters. while I like the versatility of a zoom and ease of auto focus, this lens brought the fun back into photography. this lens will give you excellent results on every thing from an FTn through a D4 and every Nikon in-between. Note: I wear glasses and am over 60 and have no trouble focusing the 50mm f1.2 AIS on either a D2x or a D700. February 22, 2014
Awesome Lens This lens is awesome. I fell in love with it within the first 5 minutes of using it. Paper thin depth of field at 1.2 and super sharp. The bokeh is incredible. Great for video too. Very cinematic looking, especially when racking focus. This is absolutely my favorite lens so far. February 21, 2014
Fantastic low light lens a must for my camera bag Absolute must in your camera bag if you take photos at anytime day or night. The nine bladed aperture gives outstandingly sharp defraction spikes at f/4 to f/16. January 26, 2013
Ethereal Lens I've always wanted to own an f1.2 lens and I don't mind if it's manual focus for the sole purpose of shooting candid portraits in low light situation without the option of speedlights. I've spent days trying to mine this lens and finally after all the searching, I finally found a very mint one. The build quality is superb. It is rock solid and sure it's gonna last for years. It looks like the crystal clear glass and high grade metal body are both machined out from Nikon's factory to be a classic masterpiece lens. Shooting portraits at its widest aperture of f1.2 produces stunning, dreamy, soft, heavenly and ethereal looking photos I've seen so far. That is what the flavour of the lens offers. One of my friends said that my portraits look classic as the one she saw in Time and Life magazines.=) what a nice compliment.... I don't really recommend using this lens on a bright and sunny condition since modern DSLR's CMOS & CCD sensors are highly reflective and sensitive to light and to this bright lens leaving you overexpose images. Use this lens indoors, on overcast days, early morning and late afternoon shots and you'll be astounded by its capabilities. Highly recommended for normal lens shooting. It's not intimidating on streets photography as well thus subjects will appear calm and relax. May 15, 2012
fabulous 50mm great build quality that's why i love nikkor manual focus lens, and I was surprised with the performance of this lens at F 1.2, its sharp! stopped down from F/2 this lens produces stunning picture quality. and i love F/ 1.2 aperture its give me extra speed in dim light. February 11, 2012
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will the 50mm 1.2 AI work on the nikon D3x

Nov 23, 2011 by
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Looking to buy this Item but don't know if it will work with out damaging the camera
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The 50mm F1.2 works great with the D3X and will produce super sharp images if properly focused. Go to the D3X "Menu" to " Set Up Menu" to "Non-CPU lens data" There you can select a lens# and enter the lens information. Once you do this the camera/lens will work like a manual focusing aperture priority camera. All lens information will come up in the camera's LCD display such as the F-stop you manually select. The SB-900 flash also recognizes the lens data and will zoom for the 50mm. According to David Busch's book on the D3S/D3X you won't get the full 3D color matrix metering II but will get a basic Color matrix metering. You can also select center weight or spot metering as well. The focus assist arrows and dot in the view finder also work to help you manually fine tune the focus. This is true for all the older Ai Nikon lens. you can program 9 non CPU lens this way. I have my AiS 105 Micro Nikkor set up on the D3X
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I agree with Michael, the 1.8G is a fantastic lens and cheap!
Nov 23, 2011 by
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Yes, though the I am not sure I would take one over the 1.4 or 1.8G
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Is this lens compatible with the D800?

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It will give you full matrix metering in aperture and manual modes so long as you enter the non-CPU lense data. MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > NON-CPU LENS DATA > 50 F1.2. If you do not enter this data it will give you spot meter only. Additionally after you enter the data, it will show up in you EXIF information.
Oct 25, 2012 by
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Yes but the arperture set on the lens does not correspond with the display read out.
Very nice bokeh especially on F 2.
Focus is like a dream.

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on d7000, d300 and up it will tell the camera its aperture only if you set it up in your non-cpu lens configuration, and there's a special sliding ring around your bayonet thats sole function is to tell the camera how much the aperture ring is rotated. that's how. :)
Jun 21, 2011 by
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Depends on what camera body you are trying to put it on.
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How many aperture blades does this lens have?

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9 blades
Oct 13, 2011 by
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9 straight blades if its the Ai-s version, 7 on all others.
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Does NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 fit for my Nikon d3100

Nov 17, 2011 by
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Yes, the 50mm f1.2 is a manual focus lens which will fit any Nikon camera made after 1959. Though to be honest the 1.4 or 1.8G are just as good.
Nov 20, 2011 by
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yes but will be manual only
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Will the Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 work with the Nikon 1 v1?

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With the (hopefully) soon to be released FT1 lens mount adapter for the Nikon 1 v1 camera, will the Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 work? Especially given the manual focus aspects of this lens? Also, please comment on the 2.7 lens convert aspects and impact on this lens.
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yes it will work on Nikon 1 V1 only if you buy a special adaptor to bridge the lens on to the camera's body.
May 15, 2012 by
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Suported 50mm lenses:
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
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Why does my NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens have a maximum f-stop of f1.4 on my Nikon D200?

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I just purchased an NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 manual focus lens to use with my D200. With this lens I use the M-manual and A-apeture priority modes. When reading the setting data inside the view finder the largest f-stop achieved is f1.4. Why? Will this lens open to an f-stop of 1.2 when used on my D200 Digital SLR?
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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
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Will this lens AF if the camera body has an AF motor in it?

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No it is a manual lens
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Price difference between AI and AIS version of this lens?

Jul 27, 2012 by
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I would like to know.
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Currently we only have a vailable the AI-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 and the suggested retail price is $724.95.
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Will this lens compatible with my D90?

Sep 16, 2012 by
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I like to buy this lens but could not find out whether it's compatible with my D90 camera.. I am planning to ale a online order as it is not readily available in shops
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Yes it is?
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