Nikon 50mm f1.2 user experiences?

Started Sep 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Jonathan Siegel Regular Member • Posts: 488
Re: Very positive, amongst my favourite lenses
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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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