For a long time we have been wondering, “Where is the Nikon 50mm f1.2 II?” Well, recently Nikon has filed two patents in Japan for a 50mm f1.2 and a 60mm f1.2 lens respectively. Looking at the calculations on the patents, these lenses–if produced–would be fantastic. I recently acquired an old manual Nikon 50mm f1.2 and it has been a dream to work with, so I have high hopes for these patents. With a little luck, we have one or more new super-fast lenses on the way.
Here are the links to the patent descriptions:
Via Nikon Rumors