Reviews and Problems with Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2
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Great portrait lens for the Nikon 1
iSail, B&H Photo
4 July 2014
Excerpt: While the crop factor on the 1" sensor increase depth of field compared to similar effective focal lengths on larger sensors, this lens provides great shallow depth of field. I like having the longer reach for portraits since I don't like being in the face of subjects, especially unsuspecting ones. This lens delivers in spades!
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: This has got to be the best lens in the Nikon 1 lineup. Not only is it fast, but the quality is very good. Bokeh is fantastic for headshots. I know I will be using this for headshots and close portraits so it's perfect. This definitely does the job for me and a very exciting lens to use.
Excerpt: This is a pro level lens for the 1 series. Built better than most of Nikon's full frame AFS lenses with solid metal body and super smooth manual focus ring. This is the best lens in the Nikon 1 mount.
Summary: I have owned several of the classic 84 portrait lenses over the years: The Nikon 84 1.4 G, the Canon 84 1.2 L. I purchased the Nikon 1 32 1.2 for my Nikon J3 in December. I had rather low expectations for the lens to be honest, but it truly does deserve a place among the finest portrait lenses. The sharpness is outstanding: even wide-open @ 1.2 the lens is already brilliantly crisp (something that can't be said for other fast lenses). Color and contrast are truly superb.
Summary: If you are an experienced photographer - you know what quality glass can do to a photo. For those of you who are jumping up from a Point & Shoot and see this lens as really expensive. It is, but it is worth it. My wife could see the results immediately, even on the little built in screen. This lens takes the best pictures of people or pets than any of the other lens in the line. If quality is important to you and want to hang pictures on the wall - get this lens.
Summary: I've had this lens for a couple of weeks now and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It's a large and heavy lens compared to my other 1 series lenses, but it's actually quite small for having a large f/1.2 aperture. Pictures are quite sharp even wide open (though the edges are a little soft) and stopped down to f/2.8-4 it couldn't be sharper.
Summary: This is an outstanding lens, easily on par with the 85/1.4G, which happens to be the same focal length in 35mm terms! For such a small lens, it is quite expensive, but it is the Rolls Royce in the Nikon 1 lens world! It is even excellent as a macro lens if you use a screw-in, close-up, lens in front of it, like Canon 250D (52mm version). The lens produces excellent images, making me think of the Zeiss 1.8/24 I've got for my NEX-5N.
Summary: Yes it's high priced but if you value the end product - then you will see for yourself. It's unreal - it made my sisters wedding so memorable - I just thank Amazon and the vendor for making this product available via online.
Summary: This lens is pretty high priced. I paid over twice for it that I paid for the original Nikon V1 with the two kit lenses (at the V1 fire sale). Nonetheless, I think it's worth. The lens is razor sharp and permits very accurate manual focussing with screwing around with "peaking," which I've found unreliable for sharp focussing. And it's 1.2, so only can you catch indoor exposures at low ISOs, but you can shoot portraits with reasonably good bokeh.