Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-s Review and user experience - Part 4 - Micro Four Thirds

The weather was murky inside and out, so I took this opportunity to try the 50mm f/1.2 at its widest apertures, on a Panasonic G5.

As I think you can see, the results at f/1.2 are somewhat soft, which is not unusual in these ultra fast lenses. One thing that was immediately obvious was that with the current version of ACR in Photoshop I was able to get much cleaner images than when I had the lens before. There is quite of lot of purple / blue fringing if the files are uncorrected, but the new tools in ACR work very well to remove this. 

The very wide aperture has enabled hand-held shutter speeds for the lens that mean the G5 didn't have to go into the very high ISO's for these indoor shots. It was pretty dark when I took these and the lens allowed me to stay on the right side of ISO 1600. This is exactly how we used to use it at weddings and indoor events. If possible we (myself and my nephew) would stop it down as the sharpness improved significantly, but sometimes needs must and the f/1.2 option proved very useful.

One thing that has to be said, is that adapters for Nikon lenses do add quite a lot in terms of size. This is the same for both m4/3 and NEX cameras. As you can see on the above pictures the lens is actually quite small, but the adapter and lens hood doubles the length.

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