Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leonard Migliore
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Re: Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?
In reply to str8pipe, Apr 12, 2013

str8pipe wrote:

Is there technical reasons why Nikon doesn't produce this lens?

The mount's not big enough.

There's a discussion here about putting a CPU chip on a 50mm f/1.2 AI-S Nikkor and it was noted that you have to grind a piece off the rear element to get space for the contacts.

It is also true that sensors are not as good as film at picking up off-axis light, so an f/1.2 is not going to be a whole lot brighter than an f/1.4.

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