Finally: The Sharpest Nikon Lens!
Shopping for the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS lens can be difficult in Quiapo. This legendary manual focus lense is argueably the sharpest in Nikon’s lens line-up after considering the weight-to-dimensions-to-resolution-to-distortion-to-aperature-to-price ratios. Hehe! A mouthful? I recently got mine (pre-owned) “dirt-cheap” after waiting for months! I needed one excellent sample for studio work. According to sources it’s similar in construction of auto focus lenses, but this humble glass edges them slightly when used wide open at f/1.8 and in infra-red photography. Some photographers are rediscovering this gem, so that explains the momentary scarcity. This lense will inconvenience any photographer with precise manual focusing skills. Will post some images captured by this forgotten Nikkor soon.