Anyone using the Nikon 50 1.2 with m43?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Stephen Geis, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    I've had my eye on the Voigtlander 50 1.1 Nokton for a while and thnk I will eventually acquire thus lens, but happened upon a used Nikon 50mm 1.2 locally for 40% of the price of the Nokton new. I already have (and use extensively) the Nikon 50 1.4.

    Curious if anyone is shooting with the 1.2 and their impressions.

    Stephen
     
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    I have a Nikon 50/1.2 which I like a lot on my E-P1 though I haven't really used it too much due to being busy over the last few months

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    K
     
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  3. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Kevin for the recommendation.

    And I appreciate the image samples that you posted. Nice OOF effects forming on the guitar in the background of your first image!

    Stephen
     
  4. Psurfer

    Psurfer New to Mu-43

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    The bokeh-police (I considered using a less kind term) would scream about the hard outlined rings in the background, but it looks good in that shot.
    The Nikon's a pretty good lens.
     
  5. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    This is with the Nikkor 55mm F1.2, wide-open on the F2AS.

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    I need to practice a bit more with the EP2. This is the AI series lens. This lens is great over the center 2/3rds of the image, beat the Nikkor 50/1.4 in that region. Edge performance... who needs it anyway, on a crop factor camera.
     
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  6. KEH

    KEH New to Mu-43

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    This is on the EP2, wide open. Bokeh can be extreme, colour rendering is really good. Handles very nicely on the Pen.

    Cheers,
    Kirk
     
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  7. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4658828727/" title="Panasonic GH1 Nikon 50mm f1.2 by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="262" alt="Panasonic GH1 Nikon 50mm f1.2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29782425@N08/4064459619/" title="GF1 + Nikon 50mm f/1.2 MF by soundimageplus2, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="439" alt="GF1 + Nikon 50mm f/1.2 MF" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29782425@N08/4041553733/" title="m4/3 at wedding by soundimageplus2, on Flickr">[​IMG]"336" height="500" alt="m4/3 at wedding" /></a>

    I've used a Nikkor 50mm f1.2 extensively on m4/3 and would highly recommend it. Having used a Voigtlander 50mm f1.1 also

    I've got lots of posts about it on my blog. Here are a few. You can follow the link in the index for all of them. There's also a link for the Voigtlander 50mm f1.1 Nokton.

    Soundimageplus: 50mm f1.2 aperture test.
    Soundimageplus: Multi image stitching with Panasonic GH1 and Nikon 50mm f1.2 lens
    Soundimageplus: GH1 Nikon 50mm f1.2
    Soundimageplus: Pansonic Lumix GF1 with Nikon 50mm F/1.2 MF lens
    Soundimageplus: NIKKOR MF 50mm F/1.2
     
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  8. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    bokeh

    Just to give you an idea of what the bokeh is like on this lens at f1.2 I popped into the garden to shoot these examples.

    Taken with an Olympus E-PL1

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759365003/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="348" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364939/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="431" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364805/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364717/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"416" height="500" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759999070/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="496" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364577/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="418" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364487/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="445" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364423/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"455" height="500" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759364357/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="424" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/4759998700/" title="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="426" alt="Olympus E-PL1 Nikon Nikkor 50mm f1.2 Manual Focus Lens Bokeh"></a>
     
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  9. 151proof

    151proof Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 12, 2010
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    Here's one taken with E-P2 and 50mm @1.2
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  10. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks everyone - this is a Monster of a lens - picked it up July 3rd - shot over 700 photos this weekend with it and some cool fireworks video with it.

    Appreciate all of forum member feedback. Only bad thing I can say about it is that it is a bit heavy to be paired with a m43rds camera.

    However, if that's the price for the great shots, then I will gladly pay it ...

    Stephen
     
  11. gilesw

    gilesw New to Mu-43

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    Diverging from the original topic... where did the little Iron Man figurine come from, who is the manufacturer? Thanks in advance.
     
  12. joele

    joele Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I posted a heap of pics from the Pentax 50/1.2 at the link below, no need to double post..

    Same as the Nikon 50/1.2 in that is is a heavy lens on u4/3 but worth it, I couldn't get the voigtlander 50/1.1 simply as the minimum focus distance is too far (at 1 meter)... I think the nikon is similar to the Pentax in that it is about 45cm??

    https://www.mu-43.com/f57/hotrod-show-melbourne-many-images-8874/
     
  13. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Nikon 1.2 shows 0.5m as the closest distance mark on focusing ring
     
  14. MegaPixelTravel

    MegaPixelTravel Mu-43 Regular

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    May 14, 2011
    Canada
    I'm waiting for my GH2 to arrive (sigh) and my Nikon to MFT adapter so I can use my Noct lens at f1.2. I let a friend try it out while we were out doing some astrophotography together and the results were very impressive. Still thinking about the Nokton 25mm f/1.2 for wide angle but will see.
     
  15. DumplinkNet

    DumplinkNet Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 23, 2011
    wow super busy bokeh! :eek: :confused:
     
  16. Spanjaart

    Spanjaart Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 6, 2010
    This can never bee full open.
     
  17. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Highlight circles in the bokeh don't show any sign of being stopped down, looks like a full circle (wide open). But I agree, you'd think the background would be much much more blown out than that.
     
  18. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Nikkor 50/1.2 bokeh wide open

    I don't have a shot now to show for it, but I equally found that the bokeh can be "busy" when using the Nikkor 50/1.2 wide open or at f/2. It gets better when stopping down, details in the unsharp region are less obtrusive.
     
  19. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    A couple wide open today

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