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Nikon Noct Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-s Lens

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Nikon Noct Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-s lens

Nikon Noct Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-s lens

Nikon Noct Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-s lens

Optical design

Nikon Noct Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-s optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 1981

Last year of production: 1997

Optical design: 7 elements in 6 groups

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Average price: $3000


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Additional information:

The Nikon Noct Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-S  is an ultra fast standard prime lens.

The Ai versionwith the same optical scheme was presented by Nikon in 1977 and had been  manufactured till1981, when it was replaced with the Ai-S version, which differs from the Ai in the number of blades (Ai-S - 9 vs. Ai - 7) and weight  (Ai-S - 470 g vs. Ai - 480 g).

For 20 years there were 2500 Ai lenses and 9000 Ai-S lenses produced.

Diagonal angle of view 40.8°.

The optical scheme of the Nikon Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Ai-s lens consists of seven elements in six groups, including an aspherical element. All optical elements of the lens are multicoated.

The Nikon Noct-Nikkor 58 mm f/ 1.2 Ai-s is optimized for shooting in low-level-light conditions.

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Posted by: serzot   Date of publication: 04.06.2011

Mechanical quality5.007
Optical quality5.007
Pricing / Value2.867
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