Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

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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
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Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Maximum Aperture f/1.2
    Minimum Aperture f/16
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 46
    Maximum Magnification 0.126x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' / 50 cm
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Focus Type Manual Focus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.70 x 1.90" / 68.6 x 48.3 mm
    Weight 12.7 oz / 359 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.4 x 3.9 x 3.6"

    Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Reviews

    NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 118.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon's Noctilux, on D800 The D800's capacity to magnify a scene for manual focus in Live View, has revealed to me that this Nikkor's performance is superior to the Leica Noctilux's at the same wide aperture of f1.2. Reviews that report softness at f1.2 are really reporting the difficulty of manually focusing a lens with such narrow depth of field. Like the Leica, this Nikkor has a well-molded, 3-dimensional bokeh. It's vignetting and CA at f1.2 to f2 are no worse than the Leica's, and easily corrected in CS6 RAW 7.1 with a couple of clicks. Even outside of the available light context, this Nikkor is the best 50mm I've ever used -- contrasty and highly resolved within it's sweet range of f2 to f8.
    Date published: 2012-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real bargain for a semi-exotic lens This is a semi-exotic lens, by all accounts. A 50mm that opens to f/1.2 has never been ordinary and this one is no exception. At f/1.2 and close distances depth of field is razor thin and there is a lovely dreaminess to the rendering, while the center remains extremely sharp. Of course this is a manual focus lens and lacks a CPU, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I use this lens on film and with the digital Df (mine is fitted with a split-image focusing screen like the old days) and it is just a delight. If you can handle manual focus, do yourself a favor and buy this lens.
    Date published: 2017-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power of simplicity Nikon know how to make gold out of glass. I originally bought this intending to keep it as a collectors' item. I generally shoot landscapes with the 14-24 and 24-70. I was in a comfort zone with the speedy auto-focus capabilities of these legendary lenses, so just to challenge myself, I took this bad boy out to the field one dark, rainy day. I put this classic on the contemporary D810 and spent all of 10 seconds setting up the shot and this lens produced some of the cleanest sharpest images straight out of the camera. I repeat, this is gold, not glass.
    Date published: 2015-06-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Go for it Formidable lens, well built. I use it professionally on sets, at around =8. Very little distortion, extremely good sharpness. I mount it on both my Nikon D810 & my Canon 1DsMkII: it works well on both, but the assisted focus light in the Nikon's viewfinder is a great help in dark situations. It is a bit soft wide open, it is to be expected @ 1.2, but from =2 on, it's a breeze to work with. I haven't noticed any flare or ghosts in normal use, and I check for these at full size on the 36MP raw the D810 produces. It is heavy, not weather sealed. but it is a wonderful, beautiful lens.
    Date published: 2015-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, but not for everyone This is a fantastic lens, but probably not for everyone. First it is manual focus, which to me is no big deal but could be for others. Second, if you worship at the altar of sharpness and optical perfection, this lens is not for you. What makes this lens special is its imperfections - wide open it has tons of vignetting, corners are not really sharp, and the image takes on a "dreamy" look that separates it from more modern optical designs. It has tons of character, and to me has its own distinct look that is different from the waxy, clinical and saturated look of more modern lenses, even when stopped down. Embrace its imperfections and you will be rewarded with great images. Thank you Nikon for continuing to product this!
    Date published: 2018-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Nikon for this lens! Amazing in every aspect. Best at f/2. Solid, steel construction. Very reliable. I don't agree with some comments that it is difficult to attach. Sure, newer lenses just snap on and this one needs little bit of alignment. But difficult? I guess some people are just point blank lazy. This is a vintage like lense so it's not for everyone. Manual focus doesn't bother me bacause I always shoot in manual everything anyways. Usually 'heavy' is listed under 'Cons' but for me the weight of this lense is 'Pro', it feels great in hand... I love that feeling.. like sipping Johnny Walker Blue. Amazing lens.
    Date published: 2013-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beautiful lens. I personally don't care much for using auto focus, i prefer to control my own focus. This lens is utterly fantastic. Spectacular even! An extremely solid lens. If i could replace my eyes with this lens i would;) A lot of people complain that it's not sharp, but at f1.2 the depth of field is obviously going to be shallower then lets say an f8. Thats why i bought a 1.2 lens. Other wise id save money and but f4 lenses and above. But the depth of field at 1.2 is as sharp as can be and create superb images if used properly. this lens allows for an unlimited amount of creativity. I think most people thinking their entire subject matter will be in focus at an f1.2 are misinformed at how changing the f stops will affect ones own image. I plan to be buried with this lens.
    Date published: 2013-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Lens, Great Value As a nature photographer, this lens is a 'must have' for my bag. It is fairly-light (360g), it is extremely sharp, and (best of all) you can buy a Nikon BR-2A adapter, flip the lens around, and use it for macro photography (1.1x), , reversed, giving you essentially 2 lenses for the price of one. You get a super-fast standard prime and a high-quality macro lens in one purchase. It doesn't get any better than that.
    Date published: 2017-10-10
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3S
    • Nikon D4
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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