Nikon Patent for 58mm 1.2

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Prosophos
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Culture Vulture (JR), I would respectfully disagree (images).
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Cultured Vulture wrote:

It will be better if it is released. However, I have never seen any lens, Nikon or otherwise, truly sharp wide open at f/1.2. That includes the current Canon offerings, the Noct and even the Leica f.95 50mm stopped down to f/1.2. Great creamy bokeh, but not truly sharp.

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Regards, JR

Here is the level of sharpness you can expect from the Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95:

Leica Noctilux 0.95 @ f/0.95

Focus was on the eyes, and they're the only thing in focus in this image. The reason you don't believe the Noctilux 0.95 is sharp wide open is that many of those who shoot with it often miss focus because of the shallow depth of field.

Here is another @ f/0.95 (focus was on the child's near eye):

Leica Noctilux 0.95 @ f/0.95.

Of course, @ f/1.2 the lens is even sharper!

If you want to see more shots taken wide open @ f/0.95 with this lens, have a look here:

http://prosophos.com/category/leica-50mm-noctilux-f0-95/

Cheers,

Peter | Prosophos.

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