Sharpest Nikon mount 50mm ever?

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  1. shaunly

    shaunly TPF Noob!

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    Does anybody know? Does not have to be Nikon brand. AF/MF doesn't matter. Money is no object. And it has to be wide opened. Just curious that's all. :mrgreen:
     
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    Probably the 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, the very first version made: NOT the small,compact version that was made for several years, but the rare, early one.
     
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    Wide open the Nikon 58mm f/1.2 NOCT-Nikkor is pretty amazing. It's not "50mm", but it's good enough for government work i'd say.
     
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    Yes, Nikon 58mm f/1.2 NOCT!
     
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    I would have to say the new Sigma 50mm f1.4 would be a contender. If you get a sharp copy (which I had) it is ridiculously sharp.
     
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    +1 for the Noct-Nikkor, very sharp wide open with good contrast:

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    Is this the one that came after the 50mm f/2 in the 70s?
     
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    shaunly TPF Noob!

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    yea, I read that at f1.4 it's sharper than others at f8! :drool:
     
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    It is only manual focus, right?
     

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