Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
CFynn Veteran Member • Posts: 5,224
Re: Reasons why no Nikon 85mm f1.2?

str8pipe wrote:

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

Is there any good reason, other than to match Canon, why they should?

The extra 1/3-1/2 stop is very little gain for what (if feasible) would be a large heavy and expensive lens.

Optically it would be no better than an 85mm 1.4 lens - and might be worse.

The only thing you gain is size, weight, expense, about 1/3 stop of light and a bit narrower DOF.

Does anyone need DOF that narrow? - and with today's high iso sensors how many need that extra 1/3 stop?

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