Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Grevture
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In reply to whoosh1, Apr 12, 2013

whoosh1 wrote:

Other than hearsay.

Leonard Migliore wrote:

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.

Take a look at this image and see how hard it is even with the wider EF mount ...

The rearmost lens element is so large the contacts has to invade into it.

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