Other than the FL and price difference, which lens would you prefer over the other lenses? I saw these choices which are fairly priced IMO. I am not sure which would provide the optimum optical performance at f1.2.
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The 58mm f1.2 lens is the only normal lens ever made by Nikon with an aspheric element. It is a highly sought after and rare lens mostly bought by collectors today. It's performance is top notch. The 55mm f1.2 was the first 1.2 lens made by Nikon. It was replaced by the 50mm f1.2 which is still made today. It should have better performance than the 55mm lens. I have both the 55mm and 50mm lenses and prefer the 55mm. I just like the feel of it and can't really tell the difference at f1.2. If you can afford it get the 58mm. I wish I could afford one.
This is also off topic but I just wanted to share these images that I took when I visited one of the camera stores in Ginza, Japan who sells older cameras and lenses. I thought somebody here might appreciate their beauty or might have used them at one point.
Wed 13-Nov-13 04:09 AM | edited Wed 13-Nov-13 01:58 PM by jec6613
>>The 58mm f1.2 lens is the only normal lens ever made by >Nikon >>with an aspheric element. > >Until now... This is off-topic, but just for interest, the >new >AF-S 58mm f1.4G Nikkor] has two aspherical elements
I owned and used the MF55mm f1.2 for low-light weddings in the 70's with Nikkormat EL and Nikon EL bodies. It has much more flare than the other two lenses although my clients were always pleased with the results. I now use MF and AF 50mm f1.8 lenses.
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