Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens

Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBN5012 MFR # 1435B
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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to 16
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Manual Focus
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
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  • 1Description

Take photos with a unique look and feel with the ultra-fast f/1.2 aperture of Nikon's NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens, which also offers more possibilities in low-light photography. It also provides very shallow depth images when used at f/1.2. This lens is built to Nikon's classic all-metal manual focus standards offering smooth focusing and rugged construction along with a physical aperture control ring. Also, it has a Super Integrated Coating to limit flare and ghosting along with a minimum focus distance of 19.7". Additionally, it takes 52mm threaded filters and has a 9-blade diaphragm to produce extremely smooth out-of-focus areas.

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Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Focal Length 50mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 75 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.2
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 46°
    DX Picture Angle: 31° 30'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' / 50 cm
    Magnification Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.70 x 1.87" / 68.5 x 47.5 mm
    Weight 12.7 oz / 360 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.8 x 5.6"
    NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 116.
    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 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 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 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 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 not just for available night shots I bought it mainly to use with my film camera (F3) for available light shots which it works very well. Working with Ilford HP5+, I can photograph just about anything I can see. What I did not expect was that it also works reasonably well on a D90. I was able to focus well using the horrible in focus aid on the D90 with some practice. I also found that it makes a nice portrait lens - an unexpected pleasant surprise. It's shallow DOF wide open makes it effective for this application. For this, however, the split prism screen on my F3 is essential, I could not do this consistently with the D90. When stopped down for outdoor shot, it seems to produce a better looking photo then its f1.4 sibling.
    Date published: 2011-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from f1.2 for specialty use only... This is an incredibly well built manual focus lens. Focus action is wonderful, as is the aperture ring. I find this lens is as good as any 50 I've used from f2 and smaller. If you're buying it for f1.2, I'd recommend a trial run. It's got an interesting soft effect wide open and it can really work for some shots, but not others. And the bokeh is kind of funky wide open, depending on the background distance. Again, sometimes it works, sometimes it's just too wierd. In short, I find I often shoot this lens at both f1.2 and f2 and very VERY rarely prefer the f1.2 version. At f2, it's incredibly sharp with lovely bokeh - beats my 50 f1.4D at all apertures, but not by a lot. The shots below are a pretty good illustration of the difference between f1.2 and f2.0, and this is one of the best f1.2 shots I've got. But I still prefer the rendering at f2... So, I'd recommend it, but not overwhelmingly unless you KNOW what it does wide open and that you like that particular look. For me, it's a great 50 overall, but only very rarely the effect I'm looking for wide open...
    Date published: 2015-10-08
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