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p.1 #1 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


I came across this thread and love the pictures.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1104043

I am wondering what options Nikon users have for f/1.2? How was the quality of Nikon's older f/1.2 lenses? Is it possible to mount any other third party lens on Nikon with Adapter?



Sep 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


Ehhhhnnnn... personally, I'm not sure that many people can tell the difference between f/1.2 and f/1.4, if they were presented with a random assortment of images and then asked to identify the aperture setting on each. The more noticeable difference is in the quality of the bokeh, which does not have a direct correlation with maximum aperture.


Sep 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


Agreed about f/1.2 -- there's nothing inherently magical about it, though sometimes when you're chasing light, every little bit helps.

The 50/1.2 AIS has an especially good reputation -- not just at/near wide open, but also as a general purpose 50. That isn't always the case for fast glass.



Sep 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


Although on Nikon now I really miss my 85L. Just a random shot of the kids at f/1.2




Sep 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


The only native f/1.2 glass for Nikons that I know of offhand are the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 (still being manufactured new), the 55mm f/1.2 (long since retired), and the Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 (retired, and exorbitantly priced but much loved by most who shoot with it).

Just a few of my favourites with the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s wide open on my D700. I think this makes for a wonderful combo for low light shooting and depth of field play.


Business Hours by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Frau by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Rim by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Morris by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Street Xing by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Zoe by philipjohnson, on Flickr



Sep 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #6 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


The old adage applies here. "You don't miss what you never had."


Sep 13, 2012 at 06:39 AM
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p.1 #7 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


going to leitax and seeing what they support be a good place to start. More known and respected lens conversion supplier.


the bokeh you might find you like or don't. Wide open the 1.2 has a certain character to it. Same can be said for the 35 1.4 AIS since all we had before the G release and the othe MF 35 1.4's of late. Some will dig, some won't.

Also the 1.2 can present a fun challenge if your thing as it can work your dof skills as its razor thin.




Sep 13, 2012 at 01:42 PM
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p.1 #8 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


taob wrote:
Ehhhhnnnn... personally, I'm not sure that many people can tell the difference between f/1.2 and f/1.4, if they were presented with a random assortment of images and then asked to identify the aperture setting on each. The more noticeable difference is in the quality of the bokeh, which does not have a direct correlation with maximum aperture.


In the case of the 50 f/1.2 AIS versus the f/1.4, they appear to have noticeably different rendering styles when shot wide open. I think that's what folks are willing to pay a premium for, not just more light-gathering ability.



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p.1 #9 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


I had the 55mm 1.2 and loved it. Supposedly it is actually the closest to a T1.2 when compared to every other 50mm, 55mm, and 58mm out there.


Sep 13, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #10 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


There is some really cool stuff with an assortment of 1.2 at this link http://nikonimages.com/standardgallery.php?aperture=f/1.2&showall too many to just post here but defintely a wonderful focal length and aperture.

here are a few with the nex7














Sep 13, 2012 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #11 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


I think there's not a Nikon match up of Canon 35, 85 and 135 L and this is disappointing, i have the 50 1.2 ais and i like it


Sep 13, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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p.1 #12 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


I had a Nikon F1.2 Ais. It was almost impossible to focus on anything wide open, with veiling flare too until arounf F4. The 35mm F1.4 Ais was very nice and easier to work with.


Sep 13, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


williamkazak wrote:
I had a Nikon F1.2 Ais. It was almost impossible to focus on anything wide open, with veiling flare too until arounf F4. The 35mm F1.4 Ais was very nice and easier to work with.


I found a considerable difference for wide open focusing when I moved to an FX camera. Were you using the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s on a DX body?

No issues focusing with the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s on my D700...



Sep 13, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #14 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


Even as a Nikon shooter the Canon 85 1.2 II is still my favorite lens. The Nikon 85 1.4 is fine but it just isn't the same.


Sep 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #15 · f/1.2 options for Nikons


philipj wrote:
williamkazak wrote:
No issues focusing with the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s on my D700...


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Sep 14, 2012 at 07:07 PM





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