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    There you go. I wish I had a 1.4. (Or really, while I'm wishing, the 80/1.9 for my Mamiya 645!)

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    Buy one. If you don't like it . . . sell it.

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    Talk you out of it?? You're an experienced shooter. For only a few hundred dollars buy it to satisfy your curiosity, shoot, then keep or sell it. No reason for hand-wringing.

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    Talk me out of a Nikon 55mm f/1.2

    I have a mint 50mm 1.2 nikkor, I don't even use it that often. I even got my f3s set up with the h2 and g2 focusing screens just to take advantage of the low light boost from those screens. I prefer my om 50mm 1.4 when I do shoot in that focal length. Also I usually used the nikkor stopped down anyway.

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    Don't trust lenses that go up to 11. 12 is even worse

    Most manufacturers 1.4 lenses beat their 1.2s, even at 1.4. Bigger, heavier, more optically complex and exponentially more expensive. Buy film instead.

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    Thanks for the info. looks like it's not worth the trouble and $ for a 1.2 lens.

    Sticking with the 1.4

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    Shootar, I had the 50/1.2, the 50/1.4 x2, and the 50/2 x2. All pre AI, all in excellent unhazed condition. I now have just the two f:2 Nikkor Hs, a lens that can stand comparison with a Summicron-R. At f:2, they're better than the faster lenses at the same aperture.

    Back when the only easy option for very low light was pushing Tri-X these ultrafast lenses were useful, they still are if that's the look you want - I also had the LTM f:1.2 Canon and had fun using it this way. That was 20+ years ago when these lenses were considerably cheaper, now I use T-Max 3200 and the aformentioned lenses and get better results. Fast color films have improved considerably as well.

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    hmmm... lemmeesee... mebbe this guy could talk you out of the 55/1.2: http://www.nicovandijk.net/website55.htm

    while i also call my H.C a "cron killer," there's nothing wrong with the 50/1.2 AI-S between 2 and 2.8, depending on the distance--




    Last edited by Vilk; 02-07-2014 at 01:14 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    You want it; otherwise you wouldn't have asked. Get it.

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    You have one and you don't need an another.

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    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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