Anyone using the Nikon 50 1.2 with m43?

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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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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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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
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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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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

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Here's one taken with E-P2 and 50mm @1.2
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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
 

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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.
 

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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/
 

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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/
Nikon 1.2 shows 0.5m as the closest distance mark on focusing ring
 

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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.
 

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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
wow super busy bokeh! :eek: :confused:
 

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This can never bee full open.
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.
 

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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.
 

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A couple wide open today

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what adapters are people using to mount the Nikkor 50 f/1.2 to Panasonic bodies?
 

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