Returning to Film: 50mm suggestions for Nikon FM3? Zeiss Planar T* f/1.4 vs Nikkor f.1.2 or f/1.4?

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Re: 50mm suggestions for Nikon FM3?

LenneMc wrote:

You forgot the Nikkor 50mm f1.8, f2. and the Series E 50mm 1.8. I have the Nikkor 50mm f1.2, and I am disappointed with the bokeh at 1.2. Rather nervous, lots of onion rings. I am starting to be impressed with the lowly 50mm f1.8 Series E (silver ring). The bokeh seems very smooth at 1.8, sharp enough, and extremely well balanced on my FM2.

+1 for the f/2. I often see people say for the f/1.4 (which I also own) that it’s nice at f/2. The f/2 is nice at f/2 and much smaller. I only have the f/1.4 because a smaller lens looks a bit silly on a Nikon F.

The E is nice too, the all black original version is tiny.

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