Nikon 50mm f1.2 user experiences?

Started Sep 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Very positive, amongst my favourite lenses
In reply to Stilograph, Sep 16, 2013

Stilograph wrote:

Hello to all.

I'm considering purchasing this fine lens, but was wondering if you good folks have any experiences on using it for portraits wide open? I've red it's semi-useless because of the lack of contrast at 1.2, but would like to stand corrected. Any samples or such? Horrible user experiences?



One of my favourite nikon lenses by far. A really lovely render which is hard to find in modern lenses, results just pop between F2.8 and F5.6. The real problem wide open is the extremely thin DOF, but it is a bit soft and dreamy too, though as you'll see below, this can give you some memorable images.

Here's some examples with this lens:

About F2.8-4


F1.2 or F2


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