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Nikkor NOCT f/1.2 - a diamond in the rough | by mitwalter
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Nikkor NOCT f/1.2 - a diamond in the rough

So my friend ChyLn had the opportunity to buy the legendary Nikon NOCT 58mm f/1.2 lens -- except the seller said the lens was CRACKED.

 

He was debating whether it was worth it to go check it out, and if it's possible to have it repaired. You can view his discussion thread here:

flickr.com/groups/365610@N21/discuss/72157613301659751/

 

Fortunately, ChyLn decided it was worth further investigation... and it turns out that it was only the lens FILTER that was cracked, while the rest of the glass is still in perfect optical condition.

 

That's some incredible luck right there... now I'm jealous.

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Taken on February 4, 2009