Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2 AI-s Ultra Fast Prime Lens with Lens Caps Front and Rear
Here we have a legendary Nikon lens, the Nikkor 50mm F/1.2 ultra-fast prime lens. It is in very nice condition and comes with both front and rear lens caps.
This lens is well-regarded as being the sharpest Nikkor when shot at F/2, a claim that I feel is deserved. It creates incredible images that show both incredible sharpness and a elusive blending from in-focus to out-of-focus areas of a frame. The transition is delightfully gradual, and makes for incredibly three-dimensional images.
Shot wide open the lens produces incredible bokeh. It is simply among the smoothest and most pleasing bokeh around. The nine aperture blades (the most of any manual focus Nikkor) create incredibly well-rounded bokeh highlights when stopped down.
Low light performance is unbeatable due to the extremely fast mazimum aperture of F/1.2. Because of this, the lens is very good for street photography, available light shooting, and of course portraiture.
Stopped down to F/4 the lens is about as sharp as any lens in the world. At F/5.6 it reaches peak all-round performance.
Build quality is incredible. All-metal construction and exacting tolerances make it one of the most joyful lenses to use, focus with, and shoot.
This lens is mechanically perfect. The aperture blades are oil free and actuate rapidly. The aperture ring clicks with mechanical precision, and the focus ring spins with perfectly weighted fluidity. The mount is unmarred, as are the filter rings. The glass elements are clean, showing no balsam separation, fungus, haze, or cleaning marks. The rear element has one tiny blemish which can be seen in the photographs.
Cosmetically the lens is beautiful with no paint loss, marring, damage, or wear. The rubber is in perfect condition. Knurling along the aperture ring and lens barrel is perfect, with no dented teeth or marred points. There is a very light engraving on the underside of the focus ring, which has been specifically shown in the final photo of the listing.
This incredible lens can be mounted to any Nikon F mount camera, film SLR or DSLR alike. It can also be easily mounted to any of today's mirror-less machine, such as the Fuji X-series and Sony a7, through the use of inexpensive adapters. If you need help determining if this lens will mount to your camera, or if you need help finding the right adapter, let me know and I'll be happy to help.
This lens will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.