Saturday, October 17, 2015

Spotlight: Nikon 50mm f1.2 AI Lens

About a month ago, I bought a bag of Nikon gear from a guy off Craigslist to re-sell. One of the items was a beautiful Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AI lens. This is the fastest 50mm f-mount lens Nikon ever made, and is the fastest lens I've ever had the pleasure of using. The lens is pretty massive. Just look at that front element! It's much wider and heavier than the 50mm f/1.4 that I usually have on my F2. While I've since sold this gorgeous lens (gotta make money), I took the time to shoot some photos with it during our anniversary weekend in Michigan. The following photographs were all shot wide-open at f1.2. I mean, you don't own an f1.2 lens to shoot at f4!

I loved using this lens. The results are a bit soft, but super dreamy. You get crazy-awesome subject isolation. Thanks for looking!