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The Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Nikkor AIS lens replaced the 7 bladed AI version in 1981 and it is still made today. This is Nikon’s fastest lens currently in production and it’s the sharpest Nikon 50mm in production when used at f/2.

The Nikon 50mm f/1.2 is super sharp, and distortion is as good or better than the more common f/1.4. Its bokeh is organic and the 9-bladed diaphragm ensures a circular shape.


Technical Specifications and Features

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Camera Mount Type: Nikon F Bayonet
  • Optics: 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Diaphragm / Iris: 9 traditional blades – Metal – Full-stop clicks
  • Aperture Maximum: f/16
  • Aperture Minimum: f/1.2
  • Close Focus: 1.65 Feet (0.5 meter)
  • Hard Infinity Focus Stop: Yes
  • Weight: 13.4 oz. (380 grams)
  • Dimensions: 68.5mm (2.7″) diameter x 47.5mm (1.9″) long
  • Hood: HR-2 (Rubber) or HS-12 (Metal)
  • Filter Size: 52mm