A legend amongst camera lenses


by Bellamy /

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There are camera lenses, and then there is the NOCTYes, that is right, the Nikon Noct. The daddy of fixed SLR camera lenses.

This is the ultra pretty, ultra heavy and ultra fast Nikon Noct 58mm f/1.2 Ais camera lens. This is what could be called a Bokeh master in the truest sense, having a hand ground aspherical lens that is perfect for low light photography.

The difference between this and the 50mm f/1.2 is staggering. The 50mm has a great deal of softness around the edges, especially when wide open, but this lens is sharp and consistent. The softness and aberrations have all but been eliminated. But then, I guess they would be when the Noct costs 5 times the price of the 50mm!

This lens is impossibly pretty, and a dream to use….unless you have a digital camera, in which case you will need to get a different focussing screen to deal with the shallow depth of field. It works with most of the Nikon digital range, though it would look a bit silly on some of the smaller cameras, as it is HUGE!

This particular Noct went off to a very discerning customer almost as soon as I got it. If you are interested in getting your hands on one of these special lenses, drop me a line and I can source one for you. The Noct will set you back a very pretty penny, but it is something that you will not regret, that is for sure.

2 comments on “A legend amongst camera lenses”

    emanuele October 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm / Reply

    can you really source a noct? how much will it cost more or less then?


      Bellamy October 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm /

      I can, drop me a line through the find a camera link at the top and I will give you more details.

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