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Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

BH #NI5012 • MFR #1435
Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
Distinguished by its speed, the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 from Nikon is a manual focus prime featuring a versatile normal focal length. Well-suited to portraiture, among other subjects, the impressive f/1.2 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field for using selective focus. The manual focus design offers precise control for working with subjects as close as 1.7' away and engraved depth of field and focus scaled benefit working with pre-focus and zone focusing techniques. Additionally, a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Overview

Distinguished by its speed, the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 from Nikon is a manual focus prime featuring a versatile normal focal length. Well-suited to portraiture, among other subjects, the impressive f/1.2 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field for using selective focus. The manual focus design offers precise control for working with subjects as close as 1.7' away and engraved depth of field and focus scaled benefit working with pre-focus and zone focusing techniques. Additionally, a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Prime normal-length lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however is also suitable for DX models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Exceptionally fast f/1.2 maximum aperture enables isolating subjects using shallow depth of field and also suits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.7' away.
Nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208014354

Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 1.9" / 68.6 x 48.3 mm
Weight12.66 oz / 359 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.3 x 4.1 x 3.5"

Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Reviews

Solid Manual Focus Lens

By J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

Nikon AI-S lenses are usually built really well, and the smooth manual focus ring is always pleasant to use. Much better than the ratchety quality of the focus rings found on modern M/A lenses. To each their own, but I am not a professional photographer and I do not need the convenience of auto-focus. I find manually focusing to be an enjoyable part of the photographic process. The camera(s) on my phone are more than good enough when I just need a quick convenient shot of something. As a bonus, I also do not have to contend with the off-putting high pitched whines of auto-focus motors, especially in quieter settings. It's also one less thing to worry about when it comes to maintenance or equipment lifespan. Get these lenses new while you still can!

Great Versatile Lens

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-30

Low light, street, grab shot, portrait photography; this lens can do it all. It’s ability to isolate subjects because of its’ wide aperture while delivering a creamy, luscious bokeh is engaging. Although providing only manual focus, as a longtime film photographer now into digital, with a high resolution camera, a wide open lens

Beautiful Lens!

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-23

I just purchase this 50mm f/1.2 to fill a hole I had between my excellent Nikkor 105mm f/1.4, NIkkor 28mm f/1.4, and Nikkor 24mm f/1.4. The construction is amazing, and it works perfectly with my D850. I am attaching three photos of the same scene, only taken at three different apertures to show what to expect - f/1.4, f/2.0, and f/2.8. Each is labeled.

Everything They Say It Is

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-22

So, my main 50ish mm lens has been my Voigtlander 58mm 1.4 Nikon Mount. It’s been on all my Blackmagic 4, 4.6 and 6 K cameras. It’s won me short film awards at Cannes and around the world. So you think I’d be happy with that and stop considering other lenses ... Until I purchased Nikons 28mm 2.8 ai-s. I needed a wider focal range and Voigtlander doesn't offer anything that would fit on my Blackmagic cameras. Blown away by the Nikon 28 mm 2.8 ai-s !!! 8 elements in 8 groups. Nothing like it. So I started looking at reviews for the 50 mm 1.2 ai-s. And I just couldn’t leave it alone. I called B & H, in a knee jerk reaction on a Sunday, and ordered one. It’s nothing like my Voigtlander. Thought I’d be sellI got the Voit, but the two lenses are quite different and I love them now both the same. I’m leaning in the direction that my Voit will be great for faces, especially close up on faces, and the Nikon will be for most everything else. The color rendering is almost identical right out of the camera. However I do like foliage better with the Nikon. And then there’s the 1.2 stop. I love depth of field and I’ve never had this opportunity before. It’s quite nice. When money becomes available, I’ll purchase Nikon’s 20mm 2.8 ai-s and I believe I will have my three go-to lenses.

Learning curve

By Ted
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-27

arrived on time as described ... am using it primarily on a NEW F5 so it is a bit of exploration!!! works well enough on my 600 though !!

Excellent tool in low light

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-10

Everyone is (rightfully) mentioning how soft this lens is at f/1.2. What's not being talked about is why that f/1.2 is so valuable, at least for me. It's not so important that I can shoot at f/1.2. What is VERY important is that my F3's viewfinder is sufficiently bright in low light situations that I can focus properly. I still might shoot at f/2, but my viewfinder lets in a lot of light thanks to the f/1.2, and this is a huge help when composing and focusing in dim light.

Review of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Lens

By Edwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

I bought this lens because this is one of the last f/1.2 lenses that I can purchase new since Nikon has already discontinued this lens and I don't want to lose the experience of using such a classic Nikkor lens. Putting this manual lens on my Nikon D3, it really captures sharp images.

Nikkor 50 1.2 AIS still amazing

By Bau
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-27

This is one amazing lens. Awesome already at f2 and improving until F5.6. Tested on my D750 before it takes up its permanent home on my FM2. Nothing feels like this anymore. This lens is built to last.

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The NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 lens is a brand-new Nikon lens with a 1-year Nikon warranty. A front lens cap is included with the lens. There are several compatible lens hoods available. If you apply for the B&H Financing Credit Card, you will have 6-12 months to pay for an order, interest-free.
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Most any EF to F adapter will do. If any of your lenses are G type you need something like this. FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for Nikon F G-Type Lens to Canon EF-Mount Camera with Dandelion Focus Confirmation Chip B&H # FOPCECANG If your lenses are all manual, then use this one. Cinevate Inc Nikon F to Canon EOS Adapter Ring B&H # CIACN.
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This is the identical lens from the 80's.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-14

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Can i use it with Nikon F3 HP?
Asked by: GianCaldo
Yes, you can use the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens with the Nikon F3HP.
Answered by: Oscar
Date published: 2021-02-09

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Can I use this with Sony A7? Do I need a adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS lens will be compatible with the Sony A7 if you use a Nikon F mount lens to Sony E mount camera body adapter, such as this one made by Voigtlander: http://bhpho.to/1jwxfRW
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can this lens be used in reverse with a reverse ring adapter for shooting macro photos?
Asked by: Isidro S.
Yes, it can be used with a reversal ring adapter.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this work with the Nikon DF's Aperature Priority?
Asked by: Eric
Regarding the Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens (B&H# NI5012) Once you have created a profile for your lens it will work, yes. To do that, go to the wrench menu and then "Non-CPU lens data." There you'll give your lens a number by which to identify it (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc.), and enter the data for it such as the focal length and aperture.
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Date published: 2021-10-10

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Asked by: Baes
Yes it is...just keep in mind that this is a manual focus lens. You can easily use it however in manual mode or Aperture priority for exposure. I personally love the older AUS lenses like these. I use on my Z6 which has focus peaking to assist with focus and it also has in camera image stabilizer for cleaner pictures. This lens will last you forever a d can also work on newer a d full frame cameras so it will continue to serve you well should you upgrade to a newer or higher end camera. If you can afford this lens then I highly recommend it...
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-11-29
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