Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AI-S

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First, this is not the standard Nikon f/1.4 or 1.4G lens. The 50mm f/1.2 is an older design, but still produced manual-focus only-lens. It will auto meter on D3s, D3x, and D800 bodies, but will require manual metering on older bodies. This is a specialty lens, and honestly, if you don’t know about this lens you probably don’t want it.

This lens is valued because a) it is the only f/1.2 prime lens readily available for Nikon, and b) at f/2 it is supposedly the sharpest prime lens Nikon has ever made. It also is renowned for the 18 point stars it creates around light sources when shot stopped down for night photography.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This is very much a specialty lens, but if you don’t mind manually focusing its spectacular. Of all the 50mm, the images I get with this are the ones I like the most, especially night shots. However, it can be finicky to focus and you’re going to miss some shots with it. It also doesn’t behave all that well in bright sunlight, having a tendency, like most older lens designs, to flare.

Filter Size
52mm (nonrotating front element)
0.7 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.7 foot
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
46 degrees (FX)
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Manual only
Aperture Blades
9, nonagonal
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Nikon F

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $31.00 $37.00 $12.33
4 days $7.00 $33.00 $40.00 $10.00
7 days $9.00 $44.00 $53.00 $7.57
10 days $12.00 $59.00 $71.00 $7.10
14 days $16.00 $77.00 $93.00 $6.64
21 days $21.00 $103.00 $124.00 $5.90
30 days $27.00 $130.00 $157.00 $5.23
45 days $35.00 $169.00 $204.00 $4.53
60 days $41.00 $198.00 $239.00 $3.98
90 days $52.00 $255.00 $307.00 $3.41
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $31.00 $10.33
4 days $33.00 $8.25
7 days $44.00 $6.29
10 days $59.00 $5.90
14 days $77.00 $5.50
21 days $103.00 $4.90
30 days $130.00 $4.33
45 days $169.00 $3.76
60 days $198.00 $3.30
90 days $255.00 $2.83

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