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Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2 AIS Manual Focus Lens {52}

Nikon Cameras
KEH Model# 220890
Grade Notes Price Qty
With Caps and Hood
$581.00 $557.00
With Caps
$557.00 $536.00
With Caps and Hood
$475.00 $456.00
With Caps
$456.00 $439.00


Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2 AIS Manual Focus Lens {52} Description


The Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS is Nikon's top of the line manual focus 50mm lens. It's an incredibly bright lens that offers superb image quality and sharpness. The ultra fast f/1.2 maximum aperture is the brightest available from any Nikkor Lens (as of 2017). This lens is outstanding for any sort of available-light shooting as well as general photography. When used on compatible DX format cameras the 50mm offers a field of view equivalent to a 75mm lens transforming it into an ultra fast f/1.2 portrait lens.

The Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS been in available since 1981. It's a step-up from the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AIS and similar manual focus lenses. This AIS version (Nikon USA part# 1435) replaced the previous AI model and uses a 9 blade aperture in place of the previous model's 7 blade aperture. While not quite as highly corrected for coma as the extremely rare and considerably more expensive Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 AI and Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 AIS, it's still a popular practical option for low light shooters.

Key Features

  • Top tier ultra-bright manual focus normal lens
  • Provides brightest possible viewing, even under dim light conditions
  • Amazing background blur possible at f/1.2
  • Classic Nikon color coded depth of field scale
  • Infra-red focus mark
  • Uses the popular 52mm filter size
  • Mechanical aperture control allows use on broad range of cameras

Available accessories include the HR-2 and HS-12 lens hoods, the CL-34A and CL-31S lens cases, and 52mm filters.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/1.2
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16
  • Camera Mount Type: Nikon F Bayonet
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7 in.
  • Elements/Groups: 7/6
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9 circular
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 1.9 inches long
  • Weight: 12.7 oz (360g)


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 1435
Manufacture GTIN 0018208014354
Brand Name Nikon
Product information
Lens Construction
7 Elements in 6 Groups
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Fixed
Filter Attachment Diameter
  • 52 mm
Lens Type Normal

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 50 mm
Max Aperture f/1.2

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon F Mount Ai-S