Nikon 50mm f1.2 user experiences?

Started Sep 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jonathan Siegel
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Re: Very positive, amongst my favourite lenses
In reply to KenHill, Sep 17, 2013

I've been primarily shooting with this lens and the 85mm 1.4 for the last few years on my D700. It's the best 50mm I know of at the moment, and I almost always shoot with it wide open. It has a very particular characteristic, which really sets it apart from other 50mm lenses. It's best used at night, which is what the f1.2 was intended for, but I find it also fantastic for food photography, and of course landscapes if you feel like stopping it down. Here are some examples:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/9436044472/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/9431220829/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/9020653787/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/9057300239/

and when I used to shoot with it on my old D300, this is what it looks like:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/4565322569/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/4776860685/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/4466631427/

I highly recommend this lens, my sadly got smashed in an accident last week, but I intend to buy another one when I get a chance soon.

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