Nikon 50mm f/1.2

Even though I’ve owned this lens for a while now but I’m still learning how to use it. It’s that hard to use but then it was the same with my 85mm f/1.8 as well.

So I hope to learn to eventually master this lens, well today I decided to give it a spin on my s5 pro and decided to go nuts using f/1.2 which is very wide. Here is a test shot I did with it.


Here it is at f/1.2. As you can see, at f/1.2 the plane of focus is VERY thin already with this lens.

While I have the option of using it at f/1.2 I would recommend against it as the point of sharp focus is paper thin.


Here it’s next  at f/2.8. I would suggest just going down 1.4. Any further does not make the bokeh better but makes it harder to keep what you want int the plane of focus here.

I’ve always wondered how those people with noctilux lenses at f/1.0 keep their subject in the plane of focus. It boggles the mind after using my f/1.2
So until then pleasant dreams~~
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2 thoughts on “Nikon 50mm f/1.2

  1. I recently purchased a used 50mm 1.2 from Keh. I agree that it is a lens to be “learned”. I am using the lens on a D200, and my eyes often have trouble getting critical focus at the larger apertures. I do think the lens has a bit of magic in it… it’s just got to be coaxed out a bit. Nice site!

  2. True, while the focus plane is literally paper thin at 1.2 but you got to admit, there is something magical about it!

    Thanks for your comment as well!

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