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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
Control and Range This is the most beautiful lens Nikon makes and it is made in Japan. It is ruggedly constructed and immaculately finished. It is as much fun as a perspective lens and its phenomenal control over depth of field lets you do things no other lens can. Isolating subjects in streetscapes, night shooting and in half-lit indoor situations you do not need a flash at the widest apertures. I use it with a D700 or an FM10 and its performance is always stellar. Portraiture at wide apertures is stunning and the bokeh is very unobtrusive and pleasing. The difference between this and my previous 1.4 and 1.8f 50mm lenses is phenomenal - this is another beast all together. The manual focus is extraordinarily smooth and precise. June 25, 2011
A Lengendary Lens This is one of the best normal lens ever built by Nikon. It is one of the sharpest 50mm at f/2.0, sharper than 50mm f1.4 or f/1.8. It does, however, have more distortion compared to the 50mm f1.8 AFD. You need a really good camera with focus accuracy. Nikon D300 will not focus very well at f1.2. Nikon D700 is ok. Very useful in low light situation. It's too bad that they do not offer an autofocus version. April 15, 2011
Excellent Standard Lens The 50mm 1.2 MF Nikkor is an ultra-fast standard focal length lens that can produce very sharp images with pleasing out of focus rendition. When used wide-open, images have a unique look that's impossible to obtain with any other lens. Although manual focus, it's easy to focus when used with my Nikon D700. The 50mm 1.2 MF Nikkor is extremely well-built. Nikkor MF lenses are constructed to last a lifetime. April 14, 2011
Anything you shoot with this looks great! After hearing how sharp the 50mm lenses were I picked up up a 1.8 I found it wasnt that great. I decided to go up to the 1.2 and what a difference! the build is fantastic no cheap plastic, this is a real lens! Its able to capture subtle light tones better than any lens ive seen, well worth the price if you use ith with a full fame body April 14, 2011
Excellent Manual Focus Lens I bought this lens in 1979, have been using it since then with great results in almost any shooting situation on my old FE & on my D300s once in a while. I think it to be a great all around lens & will not part with it for anything. 31 years of pictures is too long to fit here but I used it for: low light/landscape/seascapes/sports of all kinds/weddings/portraits/kids/animals/air shows & snow storms all with great results ending in irreplaceable memories saved for eternity!! December 31, 2010
Fantastic Portrait Lens for Newer Nikon DSLRs! I purchased this lens back in March because I "needed" an f/1.2 lens. I've been eyeing this one for a while. I found it used for a price I could not pass up. If you're used to shooting AF, it will take a while to get used to this lens. The in-focus indicator (found on modern cameras) does work with this lens and you have to almost totally rely on it. When shooting wide upen, the DoF is so shallow that it is nearly impossible to just eyeball the focus--which is ok. Contrary to one of the previous reviews, I shoot this lens with a D300 and I have had no noticable chromatic aberration but that is probably because it is a newer DSLR with better image processing. I'm currently taking a portrait/fashion photography class and this is the lens I use 95% of the time as is perfect for what we do. My instructor has even commented about the quality of images coming from this glass. The bokeh (wide-open), contrast and sharpness of this lens (stopped-down) are fantastic. The ONLY other thing I could ask for is AF, but that's only because I've only ever shot AF up until I bought this lens and I've been spoiled. As for the handling, this appears to be a very solid lens. It's a little heavy for 50mm but that's only because it's got a lot of serious glass inside. The focus ring feels great and is very smooth. I wish the AF lenses felt this good when operating manually. The aperture ring is ok. Since this is an all-manual lens, with aperture increments in 1 stop, it makes it a little difficult to precisely stop down at 1/3 stop increments. I'm sure this isn't an issue for those who are used to shooting with older, all manual lenses, however. In conclusion, if I had to give up all but one of my lenses, I would probably keep this one. If you could only have one prime, this should be it. October 25, 2010
Mamma Mia This lens is very close to perfection . . To be honest, I bought it cause I love 50mm lenses, and always admiring Leica 50mm lenses . . so this one is somehow close to Leica in built quality as it's metallic. The only drawback is that the focus ring is rubber . . it'll be amazing if it's fully metallic like Leica lenses . . Image quality is superb . . focusing on 1.2 is difficult sometimes . . Bokeh, it's a master in it . . September 26, 2010
Best Bokeh you can get. I have owned this lens for a while and like it for low light, beautiful Bokeh, hand held candid shots. I use the 1.4 for everyday use. Originally purchased for my film Nikon's, I also use it on my DSLR, especially for difficult focus and low light shoots. Beets the AF lens by a mile. July 30, 2010
Sharp images, bright view finder, excellent build very good manual focus lens ever used. Does not focus well at f/1.2 and f/1.4 but I still like the glowing appearance of subject in image at these apertures. I use it both on D300, FM2n and F100. This lens is a build quality paradigm, manual focus is smooth. October 13, 2011
Great Lens on Film Great lens using film and love using with my Nikon FM2 camera, I love using these gears together. Not recommended on digital cameras due to chromatic aberration,Take advantage of f/1.2 limited depth of field with care July 30, 2010
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will the 50mm 1.2 AI work on the nikon D3x

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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!
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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.
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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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yes
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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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Probably the settings in `lenses without cpu` your d200 is set the value of the maximum aperture of f1.4
Properly fit for F1.2
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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. :)
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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
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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

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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.
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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.
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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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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?

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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?

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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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