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[For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:41:40 »
I have two copies and want to sell one.
Both have 9 blades diafragm and are in perfect condition, near mint.
Anyone interested?
US$ 2200
I'll post pics soon.
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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 21:37:13 »
I´m interested but not sure I can afford it  ::) I´ll keep an eye on it. Thanks for the offering

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 08:03:24 »
Fair price for a near-mint copy, as far as I can judge; my purchase, 18 months ago, was not that advantageous.

Many readers already know it is one of my favourite lenses, the focal length being one of the reasons (those additional eight millimeters make it more useable for portraits). Another one is the weight, size and handling, esp. on Df, but also on D800. Yet another one is bokeh at relatively wide, commonly used apertures (f/2-f/4), where it easily beats the other Nikkor fifties and the Voigt 58/1.4.

That's maybe the only Nikkor with a usable f/1.4 aperture, if you need it. I found it more versatile than most reviewers; the only issue I have is barrel distortion, which may need correction on architectural shots, or similar. This is where the 50/1.8 Ai or Zeiss 50/2 shines. But it is regular barrel distortion, so no real issue.

Today, it is once again my lens-to-go (50% of the time), and the only one in my bag. Some night shots and street photography ahead.

So, eager to see more of your pics.
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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 08:22:09 »
Heavy users of specialist lenses such as the Noct really ought to have two copies, "just in case". I'm now down to that number myself :D

Should not be too hard to sell, in particular at that price.

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 08:27:27 »
sigh, cant afford

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 20:49:48 »
The pictures:





















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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 21:02:42 »
Rather unusual to see this lens in such a good condition ... if I hadn't owned 2 Nocts already, plus have the 58/0.95S on pre-order, I would have bought that copy without hesitation.

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 21:12:36 »
I have to say that the shipping (and its risk) is on the buyer.
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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 21:56:04 »
I guess you will be able to receive a lot more from ebay. This lens is rare in such a condition.
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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 08:22:28 »
Looks very good.  Perhaps Father Christmas comes in with a ship of cash...

That's maybe the only Nikkor with a usable f/1.4 aperture, if you need it. I found it more versatile than most reviewers
Have you tried the 50/1.4 AF-S G ?  That lens surprised me in a positive way and is also very usable wide open.

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2018, 08:54:11 »
Have shot with 58/1.2 a few times nothing within the nikon 50mm's comes close to center sharpness wide open.
The 50mm 1.4g suffers from flare, 58mm f/1,4g is not that center sharp nor is the 50mm f/1.2 for that matter.
I wouldnt think twice have i had the money.

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2018, 18:35:00 »
I can confirm Fons' assessment. I'll just add that the 50/1.4G is nowhere as contrasty wide open as the Noct at 1.4, in my memory at least (I do not own it anymore). Stopped down, it's a fine lens though.
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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2018, 18:59:21 »
I am not comparing those lenses.

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Re: [For sale] Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 10:50:48 »
For our friends from the USA who might be interested in the lens:
I'll be there in January and March and could carry the lens with me, thus avoiding customs trouble.
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