I usually test my own gear and I normally need quite a lot of time to form my opinion about a specific piece of kit. It’s different this time around. I’m testing out a sample of the mighty Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f1.2 lent to me by my friend Jan H. Maaso.
The 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 needs no introduction. Being an f/1.2 lens and one of the most expensive ones the Nikon 1 system has to offer, it’s the most prominent lens in the system. Many people who know next to nothing about the Nikon 1 system are aware of its existence. Due to it being out of my reach financially, I wouldn’t have been able to try it out if it weren’t for Jan agreeing to part with it for a couple of months.
I’ve been shooting with the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 for a month now, but due to personal reasons I wasn’t able to shoot as many photos as I would have liked to. It’s too early for me to say anything about its performance or build quality, but one thing I can say with certainty is, that it’s one of the most beautiful lenses I’ve had the pleasure to use. The paint finish of the lens barrel is silky smooth to the touch and neither matt, which would make it dull and unattractive, nor a glossy fingerprint magnet. It’s just right! Nikon wasn’t stingy regarding the paint, that’s for sure. The look and feel literally scream “I’m a premium lens…handle with care!” 🙂
Now I would like to show you some of the better photos I’ve shot with the Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 over the past month. I will upload more photos soon, very soon. And you will be able to find them in my Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 Flickr set.
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