50mm/1.2 AIS

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I own the 55mm F1.2 and you can get some SERIOUSLY shallow DOF with it!!
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I would probably skip it, I've seen a few pictures with it wide open and wasn't very impressed. And at 1.4, the 50/1.4 AF-D is probably just as good, and autofocus. Your call though.
 
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
50mm AIS f/1.2

Quite sharp, wide-open. Great Bokeh:

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I love that lens...................:smile:
Here are a couple @ 1.2
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It may be a nostalgia thing, but I like the 50/1.2. I shot a lot of photos with the 55 version 'way back when and the 50 is definitely a better lens.

It ain't exactly the sharpest tack in the drawer wide open but it has nice bokeh and you can get incredible subject isolation with it. And how sharp is the 50/1.4 or /1.8 at f/1.2????

If you can get one at a decent price I'd say buy it. It's a great piece of Nikon history.

Bill
 
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I tried one out for a while.

The ultra-1.2 ultra-shallow dof is fun to play with but is a special purpose tool/toy.

If it's a good deal i say "why not".

Play. shoot. Sell it here later if need be.

Teesquare's good examples above.
 
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