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Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai Lens

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Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai lens

Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai lens

Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai lens

Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 1977

Last year of production: 1978

Optical design: 7 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $533

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
55mmf/1.2f/1670.552410/14,549.5/1,9

Additional information:

The Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai is a normal ultra fast prime lens for 35 mm SLR Nikon F cameras.

This is the last release of this really legendary lens (the rest - without Ai-connection). Serial numbers 400001 - 425518. It was manufactured since April, 1977 to April, 1978, that's why it is rather rare and finding one may be considered a success.

The Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f /1.2 AI lens produces wonderful bokeh (background blurring), which is result of  great lens speed ( Nikon never produced serial lenses with  greater lens speed).

It is made from metal and glass - a really durable build. It is perfect for portrait photography - soft when wide open. When stopping down, the Nikon Nikkor 55mm f /1.2 Ai lens is rather sharp and is suitable for other types of photography.

Remarkable feature:having used for some time the Nikon Nikkor-S 55 mm f/ 1.2 non-Ai and the Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f/ 1.2 Ai, which at first sight have no differences (I have even compared the travel of focus rings), I found it much more difficult for me to shoot with the non-Ai lens - inaccurate focusing, more defective photos ... I can't find any scientific explanation to the fact, it just happened like that... Besides, the non-Ai lens I used was quite normal, without defects, and some pictures I had taken with it were all right... As a result, I have kept the Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f/ 1.2 Ai, though objectively I can't say any bad things about the Nikon Nikkor-S 55 mm f/ 1.2 non-Ai ... I somehow didn't get on with it...)))


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Posted by: beren   Date of publication: 21.03.2012



Photos taken with this lens Nikon Nikkor 55 mm f / 1.2 Ai:


F 1.4, sunny, no flash
Autor: beren
5 0 2982

F 1.4, sunny, no flash
Autor: beren
5 0 2513

No Title
Autor: ronald
4.75 0 4784

F 2, ISO-3200, shutter speed 1/800 sec.
Autor: beren
4 0 2590

Mechanical quality5.002
Optical quality5.002
Usability5.002
Pricing / Value4.502
Bokeh5.002
Overall lens rating
4.90

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