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Ted Forbes about the Nikkor 58mm f/0,95 lens: “designed to look incredible wide open”

Ted Forbes:

The Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT is the most expensive lens Nikon sells. Is it a marketing gimmick or the real deal? Nikon did not send this to me – in fact, I didn’t even ask. I rented this lens for a few weeks and shot a variety of subject matter – some studio work, still life, even street photography. This lens is absolutely fantastic if you like the look of extreme shallow depth of field. My favorite use for this lens is street photography at night with subjects between 10-20 feet from the camera. Its absolutely stunning. This lens is very different than both the Zeiss Otus series of lenses and the famous Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95. Its designed to look incredible wide open, it has a close focusing distance of about 18 inches, its big, its heavy, there is no autofocus and its obscenely priced.

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